Hardie Post-doctoral Fellowship in the Humanities

Lincoln College
Oxford OX1 3DR
Lincoln College proposes to elect a non-stipendiary post-doctoral Research Fellow in an
Arts subject for one year in the first instance from 1 October 2012. The Fellowship may
be renewed for a second year.
The Hardie Fellowship is intended to provide a College affiliation for an early career
scholar who has recently finished their doctorate and who will be continuing their
research in a Department or Faculty of the University of Oxford. The Fellow may have
the opportunity to undertake some undergraduate teaching for the College, for which
separate payment will be made at the standard rates.
Lincoln College
Lincoln is one of the oldest Oxford Colleges occupying fine historic buildings located in
the centre of the City of Oxford. It has a strong sense of collegiality with a reputation for
integrating its graduate and undergraduate students in a highly successful traditional
community. There are currently 50 Fellows in College of whom 26 are also College
Tutors responsible for teaching and the welfare of students. About 95 undergraduates and
120 graduates are admitted to Lincoln each year covering a wide range of disciplines, and
around 600 students are in residence at any one time. Further information about the
College can be obtained from www.lincoln.ox.ac.uk.
The Hardie Postdoctoral Fellowship
Applications are invited from scholars working in any of the following areas: Modern
Languages, History, English Literature, Philosophy, Archaeology, Ancient History,
Musicology, Classics. Preference may be given to candidates who have not previously
held a similar position in a College of Oxford or Cambridge. Not more than three years
should have elapsed since an applicant's receipt of his/her doctorate. (Exceptions can be
made for candidates whose postdoctoral career has been interrupted by, for example,
childbirth, caring commitments, illness or compulsory military service. Candidates
wishing to claim exemption should include an explanatory statement in the letter of
The successful candidate will have full Common Room rights, including free lunch and
dinner whenever the kitchens are open. Subject to availability, the Fellow may apply for
single-occupancy College accommodation at his or her own expense at a subsidised rate,
currently £271.50 per month.
Potential applicants should note that the Fellowship is a non-stipendiary position;
applicants are asked to demonstrate in their application their financial independence by
reference to evidence of their funding. Where funds are applied for but not confirmed,
any offer will be conditional on provision of proof of funding before taking up the post.
Right to Work in the UK
The appointment is conditional upon the College being satisfied that the applicant has
permission to work in the United Kingdom as required under the Asylum and
Immigration Act 1996.
Terms of Employment
Under the College Statutes, elections to Fellowships are for a probationary year in the
first instance, and a probationary review covering all aspects of the Fellow’s duties will
take place at this point. Thereafter, the Fellowship will be tenable for a further one year
and will not be renewable. The appointment carries with it no commitment to a
subsequent career appointment within the College.
The appointment will be subject to the receipt of a satisfactory pre-employment health
assessment questionnaire.
The Fellow will be required to undertake post-doctoral research in an appropriate area. It
is not a requirement of the post that the Fellow undertake any teaching duties, but
opportunities to do so may be offered, should the College have a teaching need in an area
of the Fellow’s competence. The College cannot guarantee that such teaching
opportunities will be available to the Fellow during his or her tenure. Separate payment
will be made for any teaching undertaken.
It is expected that the Fellow will be resident in Oxford for a significant proportion of the
academic year and that he or she will take advantage of the opportunities presented to
engage in the academic and social life of the College.
Equal Opportunities
The policy and practice of Lincoln College require that entry into employment within the
College and progression within employment be determined only by personal merit and
the application of criteria that are related to the duties of each particular post and the
relevant salary structure. Subject to statutory provisions, no applicant or member of staff
or student will be treated less favourably than another because of his or her age, race,
religion or belief, gender, disability, sexual or political orientation or any other basis. In
all cases, ability to perform the job will be the primary consideration.
The post is subject to recruitment monitoring to ensure that the selection process is
consistent with the law and the College’s Equal Opportunity Policy and Code of Practice:
to this end, applicants will be asked to complete a recruitment monitoring form, which
will play no part in the selection process, and will not be seen by any member of the
selection panel.
Data Protection
All data supplied by applicants will be used only for the purposes of determining their
suitability for the post1 and will be held in accordance with the principles of the Data
Protection Act 1998 and the College’s Data Protection Policy.
Application Process
Applicants should send a completed application form (see below), a letter of application
including details of the research they will be doing in Oxford., and a full curriculum vitae
The Academic Administrator,
Lincoln College,
OX1 3DR,
United Kingdom.
Tel: 01865 279801; fax: 01865 279802; email: jemma.underdown@lincoln.ox.ac.uk.
The closing date for applications is noon on Wednesday 29th February 2012.
Candidates are asked to request three referees to send confidential references direct to the
Academic Administrator to arrive no later than the closing date. No written work should
be submitted at this stage. Applications submitted by email are preferred. The College
intends to interview shortlisted candidates in March 2012.
Informal enquiries about the process of appointment, or any other aspect of the
Fellowship, can be made to the Senior Tutor, Dr Louise Durning
(louise.durning@lincoln.ox.ac.uk, tel: 01865 287347).
Lincoln College is an Equal Opportunities Employer
But NB if the person appointed to the post is a migrant sponsored under the UK’s new points-based migration system, we are
required to retain all applications for the duration of the sponsorship.
Lincoln College
Oxford OX1 3DR
Post Reference Number: AC2012/02
Please complete this form and attach a full curriculum vitae together with a letter of
application explaining why you are applying for this position and describing the research
you will be undertaking in Oxford.
Full Name & Title
Address for
Telephone number
Fax number:
Details of three referees, at least one of whom must represent your current or most recent
employer / institute of education. Candidates should ask referees to write directly to the Academic
Administrator by the closing date.
Relationship to you
Relationship to you
Relationship to you
Details of Higher Education (name of degree(s), subject(s), grade(s), institution(s) and dates):
Details of two examples of published or unpublished work which could be supplied on request:
Details of current and previous posts / employment (name of institution, job title, dates and
reason for leaving):
Details of funding for your research in Oxford. Please state funding body, amount, and
whether it is secured or applied for.
Please indicate if you need any particular arrangements to be made, or
support provided, if invited for interview.2
If so, please describe what these should be:
Have you any unspent criminal convictions to declare in line with the
Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974?
If so please specify on a separate sheet.
Do you have current and valid permission to be in the United Kingdom and
to do the type of work offered?
(Documentation will be required.)
Will you need a work visa under Tier 2 of the points based migration system?
See www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/workingintheuk/tier2
To the best of my knowledge the answers given to the questions and all statements made
both on this form and within all other documents associated with this employment
application are true and accurate. Any falsification may be considered sufficient cause for
rejection, or if employed, dismissal.
Signature of
All data supplied by applicants will be used only for the purposes of determining their
suitability for the post, and will be held in accordance with the principals of the Data
Protection Act 1998 and the College’s Data Protection Policy.
It is the College’s policy to employ the best qualified personnel and provide equal
opportunities for the advancement of employees including promotion and training and not
to discriminate against any person because of age, colour, disability, ethnic origin, marital
status, nationality, national origin, parental status, race, religion or belief, gender, or sexual
The closing date for receipt of applications is noon on Wednesday 29th February 2012.
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