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

Schools Liaison and Outreach Officer, Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, 41 Wellington Square

Fixed-term (5 years, dependent on external funding) 1 September 2021 to 31 August 2026

The Faculty are seeking to appoint a Schools Liaison and Outreach Officer on a fixed term (5 year), full-time basis.  The post-holder will support the Director of Schools Liaison and Outreach and to co-ordinate the Faculty’s outreach activities. The post-holder will work closely with the Faculty’s Director of Schools Liaison and the University’s and Faculty’s Undergraduate Admissions and Outreach team, but will need to work independently to manage their workload. They will have responsibility for achieving key targets/goals set by the Faculty’s Schools Liaison Committee; and will be asked to produce regular reports on Schools liaison activities and to identify ways of demonstrating their effectiveness.

All applications must be received by midday on Monday 9 August 2021.

The application process is via the University’s on-line recruitment system.  Please go to and search for ID ref 152223


British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages at the University of Oxford invites expressions of interest from postdoctoral and completing graduate scholars who wish to apply for the British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme, for entry in 2022.  

The Fellowships are designed to enable outstanding, recent postdoctoral scholars in the Humanities or Social Sciences to obtain experience of research and teaching in the university environment for a period of three years, to strengthen their research and teaching track record and to improve their prospects of obtaining permanent posts by the end of the fellowship.  More information about the scheme will be available in due course from the British Academy and on the Oxford Humanities Division website. NB There are strict eligibility requirements and potential candidates are advised to check these carefully. 

Candidates who intend to apply for a BA PDF in Medieval and Modern Languages with Oxford as the host institution are asked to submit the attached application form to no later than 9am on Monday 9 August 2021. There is no guarantee that applications which arrive after this date will be processed. Please note that all applicants should have secured the agreement of a potential mentor within the Faculty. 


Post-doctoral Research Fellow (Franz Kafka Global), Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, 41/47 Wellington Square

Full-Time, Fixed-term (12 months) 1 October 2021 to 30 September 2022, Grade 7: £32,817 — £40,322 (with discretionary range to £44,045) per annum 

The Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages is seeking to appoint a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow who will play a key role in supporting the PI and Co-I in bringing about this ambitious programme. The successful candidate will be encouraged to devise their own independent research project on Kafka, or a related topic in Modernism Studies, as part of the funding application and will be supported in drawing up other applications for follow-on postdoctoral funding. 

To retrieve the relevant ‘Job Details’ page, search for ID ref (152171) at:  or go to:

All applications must be received by midday on Friday, 20th August 2021.

Shortlisting is expected to be held in the week commencing 23rd August 2021.

Interviews are expected to be held in the week commencing 30th August 2021 via Microsoft teams.


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