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Departmental Lecturer in History of Science – University of Oxford

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Departmental Lecturer in History of Science – University of Oxford


Applications are invited for a two-year fixed term Departmental Lectureship in History of Science, tenable from 1 October 2021. The purpose of this part time (0.5FTE) post is to cover the History Faculty’s teaching needs while Professor Howard Hotson serves as Director for Digital Scholarship @ Oxford (DISC) from 1 October 2021 until 30 September 2023.

You will have research and teaching interests in the history of early modern science, broadly defined. At the undergraduate level you will be responsible for teaching classes and tutorials for Special Subject 14, ‘The Scientific Movement of the Seventeenth Century; providing lectures, classes and tutorials for Optional Subject 7, ‘Nature and Art in the Renaissance’; and providing lectures, classes and tutorials for the European and World History Theme Paper ‘Global Networks of Innovation, 1000-1700’. You will be asked to convene the Optional Subject paper in the second year. At postgraduate level you will contribute four classes to the Advanced Paper on ‘The Scientific Revolution’ which forms part of the MSc/MPhil in History of Science, Medicine and Technology.

Applications are particularly welcome from women, from disabled people and from people of Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, as these groups are currently under-represented in academic posts at Oxford.  The successful applicant will contribute to an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a range of perspectives, experiences, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.

The appointee will be assigned a mentor, who will be a senior member of the History Faculty. In addition, the History Faculty provides support for early career and other researchers, including assistance in the preparation and submission of grant and fellowship applications through the Faculty Research Director and Research Development Officer.

The appointee will be required to have a completed doctorate in a relevant field, or evidence that a doctorate is close to completion.

The post is fixed term for two years in the first instance.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Professor Robert Iliffe ([email protected]) using the email address below.

Applications for this post must be made online. To apply, and for more details, please click on the links below.

The deadline for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 20th August 2021.

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