St John's College Oxford

Hillary Rodham Clinton Professorship of Women's History

Date 2 March 2020

New Chair to be held in association with St John's College

St John's College is delighted to announce that the new Hillary Rodham Clinton Professorship of Women's History will be held in association with the College.

This is a new and prestigious position, possibly the first advertised Professorship of its kind anywhere in the English-speaking world, and this new Statutory Professorship reflects the importance the University attaches to women's history, especially in the year of the commemoration of a century of women's admission to the University of Oxford.

40 Years of Women_Maggie Snowling.jpgProfessor Maggie Snowling, President of St John's, welcomed the news:

'This new Chair will be a wonderful culmination to our year-long celebration of ‘40 Years of Women’, which marks the 40th year since the first admission of female students in 1979. This post will be key to the College’s understanding of its own history and ethos, and is integral to our affirmation of a continuing commitment to broadening equality, diversity and inclusivity as we look ahead to the future. I, and all members of College, look forward to welcoming the first Professor of Women's History to St John's this autumn.' 

The University is seeking to appoint to this new Chair from October 2020 at the latest. Further details of the post and information on how to apply can be found here.