Associate Professorship (or Professorship) of American Literature (Worcester College)

Salary: Salary on a scale from £52,815 to £70,918 per annum, increasing each year to the top of the scale, plus a college housing allowance of £10,952.

Worcester College, Oxford, and the Faculty of English Language and Literature at the University of Oxford are recruiting a Tutorial Fellow and Associate Professor or Professor of American Literature, with effect from 1 September 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter. 

Applications are invited from well-qualified candidates with expertise in American literature from 1800 to the present day. The successful candidate will be required to enthuse and inspire students at both the undergraduate and the postgraduate levels through tutorials, classes, lectures and supervision.

The post combines a Fellowship at Worcester College with membership of the Faculty of English. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching tutorials and seminars in literatures in English from 1800 to the present day to undergraduate students at Worcester. Within the Faculty of English, they will be expected to teach the methods seminar and topical seminars in American literature on the English and American Studies MSt, as well as supervise MSt dissertations and doctoral theses in American literature. They will also be expected to offer undergraduate lectures and seminars in American literature.

If you would like to discuss this post and find out more about joining the academic community at Oxford and the nature of teaching and research in Oxford, please contact Professor Laura Ashe ( at Worcester College and Professor Lloyd Pratt ( at the English Faculty. Practical queries about applications may be directed to All enquiries will be treated in strict confidence and will not form part of the selection decision.

The closing date for applications is 8 January 2024 at 5pm UK time.

The full Job Description with details of how to apply is available via the Further Particulars PDF form on the Worcester College website.

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