Retained College Lecturer in Political Theory

Hours of work: 
An average of three hours' tuition per week (calculated over an academic year of eight weeks per term
Full time / part time: 
Part time

St Hilda’s College is seeking to appoint a Retained College Lecturer in Political Theory for Trinity Term 2019 (starting 1 April) and the academic year 2019-20, with an option to extend the position for the following year. The College admits seven students in PPE each year and up to two students in History and Politics.

The lecturer will teach the Political Theory part of the Prelim, the second year core paper in Theory of Politics, and at least one more option paper Political Thought: Plato to Rousseau or Political Thought: Bentham to Weber. The lecturer will provide an average of three hours' tuition per week (calculated over an academic year of eight weeks per term) and undertake such additional duties commensurate with the post as the College may reasonably require.

The College will pay a retainer of £350 (current rates, under annual review) for the year (pro rata for Trinity Term 2019) and, in addition, will pay for the tuition given to St Hilda’s undergraduates at the standard hourly tuition rate agreed by the Senior Tutors' Committee. The lecturer will also be entitled to two meals per week during term free of charge.


Applicants must have successfully completed courses in Political Theory and should be familiar with the Oxford syllabus; they must have teaching experience in Political Theory, and should be conducting research in this field. Some pastoral experience is desirable.


To apply please send a CV and cover letter to the Academic Registrar at by 7 January 2019 (12 noon). The CV and cover letter should detail undergraduate and graduate papers taken and grades obtained, as well as any teaching experience, and experience of pastoral responsibilities. In addition, the cover letter or CV should give the title and a brief summary of your doctoral or current research, together with the names of two referees.

Interviews of shortlisted candidates will take place in the week beginning 14 January 2019.