St. John’s College invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for a five-year fixed-term Supernumerary Teaching Fellowship in Law (without membership of Governing Body), with effect from 1 October 2016.  This is a fixed-term career development post intended for candidates who are at an early stage of their academic career.  Applications for this post are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

The person appointed will teach undergraduates reading for the degrees of Law and Law with Law Studies in Europe up to a maximum of eight hours each week during term.  The Fellow will also be expected to share administrative and pastoral duties and to participate in the undergraduate admissions process, College Open Days and school visits.  The election to the Fellowship will be for one year in the first instance, and renewable thereafter for up to four years, subject to a satisfactory report on the first year’s duties.  No duties are required for the University, and the approval of the College must be sought before any are undertaken.  The fifth and final year of the appointment is a sabbatical year to permit the Fellow to further his or her research.

Candidates must be able to give tutorials in at least two and preferably three of the following subjects for the undergraduate degrees:  Criminal Law, EU Law, Land Law, Roman Law, Trusts Law.  Details of the undergraduate syllabus in Law can be found at

The person appointed will have or will have obtained by 1st October 2016 a higher degree in Law (whether doctorate or LLM or equivalent) and will be expected to engage in original research.  The annual salary will be on the University’s Grade 6 for Academic Staff (currently £27,328 - £35,609). The Fellow will have rights to lunches and dinners without charge during those weeks of the year when the kitchen is open, the use of an office, and certain College benefits and allowances including research expenses (currently up to a maximum of £1,500 per year) and a housing allowance (currently £5,775 per year). 

The closing date for receipt of applications is noon on Monday 28th March 2016. Further particulars for the post, including information about the application procedure, can be found on the College’s website at

St John’s College is an equal opportunity employer.