Job Vacancies

The University is organised into about 140 different departments, each of which recruits its own staff.  Permanent academic posts usually have a ‘joint’ post in a College and in the Faculty, but there will also be posts (often, but not exclusively, research-only or teaching-only) that are based in either a College or a Faculty/Department.  Colleges arrange their own recruitment and will advertise vacancies on their own websites, although many will also place vacancies on the main university website at:

The following vacancies are primarily in the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, which is based at 41 and 47 Wellington Square. 

The Modern Languages Faculty has roughly 1,000 undergraduates reading for the Honour School of Modern Languages or one of five Joint Schools, and approximately 150 graduate students; there are around 100 academic staff holding university posts.  The main subjects studied are French, German, Spanish, Russian, Italian, Portuguese, and Modern Greek.

The Faculty’s administrative staff are based in Wellington Square.  Most academic staff are based in colleges, but a small number of academics and some research staff are also based at Wellington Square.

The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to valuing diversity.


Current Vacancies

Associate Professorship in Postsocialist Russian Literature and Culture

Christ Church, St John’s College, Magdalen College, and the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages are seeking to appoint a full-time Associate Professor in Postsocialist Russian Literature and Culture, to commence employment from 1st October 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

This is a joint appointment: the successful candidate will be an Official Student (Fellow) and Tutor in Russian at Christ Church, and hold Lectureships at St John’s College and Magdalen College, as well as a being a member of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages. The appointment will be initially for five years at which point, upon completion of a successful review, the post holder will be eligible for reappointment to the retiring age.

The Associate Professorship in Postsocialist Russian Literature and Culture will join a thriving research community with the aim to address aspects of the hugely diverse, multilingual, multi-culture state of the postsocialist world. The role will involve undertaking and publishing research, undergraduate and graduate teaching, and graduate supervision. It will also encompass administrative, governance, outreach, and pastoral duties for the colleges and Faculty.

Combined University and College salary: £48,835-£65,574 per annum, plus a College Housing Allowance of £16,900 per annum plus other benefits. An allowance of £2,846 p.a. would be made upon award of the title of Full Professor.

Applications are invited from candidates who have a broad range of academic interests within the field of modern Russian with a focus on the postsocialist period. The successful candidate should hold a doctorate in a relevant field of Russian, should be able to demonstrate a high standard of research potential and achievement depending on experience, and the ability to enthuse and inspire students at both undergraduate and graduate level through tutorials, classes, lectures, and supervision. Applicants should have an interest in promoting a culture of equality and diversity in the workplace.

Further information, including instructions about how to apply, can be found in the attached Further Particulars. The deadline for applications is noon on Monday 21st February 2022. Interviews are expected to be held during w.c 14 March 2022.

Applications are particularly welcome from women, disabled, and black and minority ethnic candidates who are under-represented in academic posts at Oxford.

The University of Oxford is committed to fostering an inclusive culture which promotes equality, values diversity and maintains a working, learning and social environment in which the rights and dignity of all its staff and students are respected. We recognise that the broad range of experiences that a diverse staff and student body brings strengthens our research and enhances our teaching, and that in order for Oxford to remain a world-leading institution we must continue to provide a diverse, inclusive, fair, and open environment that allows everyone to grow and flourish.

Lektor in Austrian

Applications are invited for lektor positions funded by the OeAD (Austria Academic Exchange Service), to start from 1st October 2022, including a post shared by LMH, New College, St Anne’s, St Hugh’s and Worcester College. The Oxford post will earn a UK salary of a minimum of £25,600. Duties will include 14 hours a week of teaching in full term divided between the 5 colleges and the successful candidate will have a familiarity with contemporary Austrian culture and society. To be eligible, applicants need a native level, or native-equivalent fluency in German. The deadline for completing the online forms is 31st January 2022.

Further details are available at:


Newton International Fellowships Scheme

The Newton International Scheme aims to attract the most promising early career postdoctoral researchers from overseas in the fields of natural sciences, physical sciences, medical sciences, social sciences and the humanities, and provides funding for a postdoctoral fellowship for up to two years.


To be eligible applicants must:

  • Have a PhD, or applicants in the final stages of their PhD will be accepted provided that the PhD will be completed (including viva) before the start date of the Fellowship.
  • Applicants should have no more than 7 years of active full time postdoctoral experience at the time of application (discounting career breaks, but including teaching experience and/or time spent in industry)
  • Be working outside the UK
  • Not hold UK citizenship

Applicants must be able to demonstrate a mutually beneficial relationship with their host institution/with the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and should make contact with an appropriate mentor to discuss their application and to secure agreement before their application is submitted.


To be considered as one of the Faculty supported applicants, individuals should submit:

  • their CV
  • a paragraph describing adherence to eligibility criteria
  • a 100-word abstract
  • a brief outline (2 pages maximum) of the research proposal, including intended publications
  • Confirmation of their proposed mentor

Their proposed mentor (at the University of Oxford) should also submit a brief statement outlining their support for the project and the applicants ‘fit’ with the Faculty’s research direct to by the deadline.


Expressions of interested should be submitted to by 12noon on Wednesday 16 February.

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