University of Oxford

University of Oxford

Kinder Career Development Fellow in Atlantic History

United Kingdom

Closing in 13 days

Kinder Career Development Fellow in Atlantic History

Rothermere American Institute, 1a South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3UB

Contract type

FTC (3 years) from 1 September 2024 to 31 August 2027


Full time (37.5/ 1 FTE)

About the role

The Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy at the University of Missouri and the Rothermere American Institute (RAI) jointly seek to appoint a Career Development Fellow in Atlantic History, tenable for three years with effect from 1 September 2024. This post is open to candidates whose research focuses on the political dimensions, broadly defined, of Atlantic history in any chronological period since 1600, including the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

This post is intended to provide a promising early career scholar with a congenial environment for the development of their research and academic administration beyond the doctoral level. You will have a PhD in a relevant subject and have undertaken distinguished and imaginative research at doctoral level with plans for future research of a similar or greater quality.

You will work closely with colleagues from the Kinder Institute in delivering the University of Missouri's MA in Atlantic History and Politics, assisting in curriculum development, logistical arrangements, and teaching on the month- long summer school.

In addition, you will be closely involved in the academic life of the RAI, with duties such as co-administering and organising the American History Research Seminar for up to three terms and contributing to, as well as participating in, the RAI's programme of lectures and seminars.

You will also produce world-leading research for publication in books and articles in any subject relating to the political history of the Atlantic world between 1600 and the present, and you will be encouraged to assist in the teaching of history to Oxford undergraduates for up to three hours per week.

The post will be based in Oxford at the RAI. The RAI is Oxford's centre for the study of the United States and its place in the world. Every year we host a full programme of research seminars and events which attract leading scholars and public figures from across the world. We have a lively and friendly community made up of our small administration team, early career researchers, graduate students, Oxford academics, visiting fellows, and librarians. In this role you will be fully integrated into the RAI community.

Application process

For your online application, you will be required to upload your curriculum vitae and a supporting statement, setting out how you meet the selection criteria for the post, using examples of your skills and experience. As part of your application you will be asked to provide details of two referees and indicate whether we can contact them now.

Only applications received by midday on 11 June 2024 can be considered. Interviews are expected to be held on 4 July 2024.

Committed to equality and valuing diversity

Contact Person: HR Officer

Contact Email: [email protected]

Contact Person : HR Officer Vacancy ID : 172867 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 11-Jun-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 7 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : £36,024 – £44,263 per annum

Job details


Kinder Career Development Fellow in Atlantic History


University of Oxford


United Kingdom


May 15, 2024

Application deadline

June 11, 2024

Job type



History,Philosophy,Political Science,Social Science

About the employer

The University of Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world, and is actually so ancient that its founding date is unknown – though it is thought that teaching took place there as early as the 11th century. It’s located in and around the medieval city center of Oxford, dubbed “the dreaming city of spires” by the 19th century poet Matthew Arnold, and comprises 44 colleges and halls as well as the largest library system in the UK. 

There are 22,000 students at Oxford in total, around half of whom are undergraduates, while 40 per cent are international students. A quarter of the city of Oxford’s residents are students, giving the city the youngest population in the UK. 

The University of Oxford does not have a main campus, its buildings and facilities instead being scattered around the medieval city center. Its colleges each have a distinctive character and traditions often dating back centuries. Colleges are self-governing institutions to which students usually apply directly. There are four academic divisions within Oxford University: Humanities, Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences; Medical Sciences; and Social Sciences. The university’s particular strength is the sciences, and it is ranked number one in the world for medicine.

Oxford is a youthful and cosmopolitan city with plenty to see and do. There are dozens of historic and iconic buildings, including the Bodleian Libraries, Ashmolean Museum, Sheldonian Theatre, the cathedral, and the colleges themselves.  Students can choose to spend their time studying or avail themselves of the many extracurricular activities available. There’s a strong musical life at Oxford, with clubs and societies spanning all genres, from jazz, through to classical and folk. Oxford is also ranked highly for sport, with its top rowers taking part every year in the world-famous boat race with the University of Cambridge on the River Thames. Drama lovers are also well catered for, with one of the largest and most vibrant university drama scenes in the country.

Oxford has an alumni network of over 250,000 individuals, including more than 120 Olympic medalists, 26 Nobel Prize winners, seven poets laureate, and over 30 modern world leaders (including Bill Clinton, Aung San Suu Kyi, Indira Ghandi and 26 UK Prime Ministers). 

It has a friendly rivalry with Cambridge for the title of best university in the UK and is regularly ranked as being one of the top three universities in the world. Notable Oxford thinkers and scientists include Tim Berners-Lee, Stephen Hawking and Richard Dawkins.

Similar jobs

Recent blogs