Tutor in History of Art, Department for Continuing Education, Oxford University

Each year the Department for Continuing Education offers some 1,000 courses and has some 20,000 students. Many of these courses are credit bearing, open access courses, mainly taught by part-time tutors. In addition to our open access courses, the Department offers opportunities for students to progress to award-bearing programmes at undergraduate and graduate level.

We specialise in education to adult learners and we are seeking a part-time tutor to teach on our Undergraduate award-bearing courses in the History of Art, with a specialism of Medieval History of Art on the Certificate modules (First-year undergraduate level (FHEQ level 4)) . These are part-time award-bearing courses. Tutors’ duties include teaching face to face, marking and providing feedback on assessments, and providing supervision. The teaching sessions will take place on Wednesdays from 2pm-4pm in Ewert House, Summertown, Oxford starting 6 November and running for five weeks.

We are specifically seeking candidates who are familiar with the latest developments and debates in the discipline. We especially welcome applications from candidates who demonstrate an ability to teach global approaches to European medieval art history, including visual and material culture more broadly conceived.

Essential criteria for the role:

  • PhD or equivalent professional experience in a relevant art historical subject or in museum curation
  • Experience of teaching and assessment at university level
  • Familiarity with the existing literature and research in the field.
  • Excellent organisation and communication skills to undertake the responsibilities of the role
  • Ability to work effectively with academic and professional services colleagues demonstrating well-developed interpersonal skills

Desirable criteria:

  • Familiarity with pedagogic methods in lifelong learning
  • Publication record in the subject area and/or in the field of lifelong learning

The Department for Continuing Education welcomes people from all backgrounds, at all times of life and from all over the globe, actively promoting an inclusive culture of equality, diversity and respect. We inspire people locally, nationally and globally by extending access to Oxford’s world-class teaching and resources through flexible and inclusive opportunities for study and research. We acknowledge the diverse needs, experience and ambitions of our students and staff, and work together to ensure a mutually supportive professional and learning community. Please see our mission and values for more information.

Please submit a cover letter, CV, and the titles of five teaching sessions related to European art in a global context to no later than noon on 10 July 2024, including ‘Medieval History of Art tutor’ in the subject header.

If you would like to discuss the post, contact Dr Sean Willcock (, Course Director for the Certificate and Diploma in History of Art.

We expect interviews to take place shortly after the closing date, in the week commencing 15 July.


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