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

Graduate Studies Officer

The Faculty are seeking to appoint a Graduate Studies Officer on a full-time basis from January 2023.
The postholder will support graduate academic administration and activities within the Faculty.
The post-holder, assisted by the Faculty Support Assistants, will provide advice and guidance to students, academics, faculty-based administrators, the Director of Graduate Studies and the Director of Masters Courses on any matters related to graduate admissions and on-course administration, based on a thorough understanding of University and Faculty regulations and procedures.
The post-holder will service various committees and meetings, administer the postgraduate admissions process, oversee the updating of the website, Canvas site, prospectus, course handbooks and examination regulations.
Applicants must possess: Educated to degree level or equivalent professional experience; significant experience in administration, preferably in higher education or a similar field; strong organisational skills, with proven experience of prioritising a varied workload and challenging, often competing, demands to tight deadlines.

Additional information and details about how to apply are included in the further particulars which are available here.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 9th December 2022.
Interviews will be held on19th December 2022.

Leverhulme Early Careers Fellowship

Applications are invited for Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships from suitably qualified researchers wishing to base their work in the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages. The scheme is designed to support scholars at a relatively early stage of their careers, but with a proven record of research. Applicants must have submitted their doctoral thesis by 4pm on the closing date of 23 February 2023, and no more than four years before the closing date; so those who formally submitted their doctoral thesis for viva voce examination before 23 February 2019 are not eligible (unless they have had a career break). Due to the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic the Trust will accept applications from candidates who submitted their doctoral thesis for examination up to five years prior to the closing date if they can make a case for their work having been impacted by the pandemic. Hence those who formally submitted their doctoral thesis for viva voce examination between 23 February 2018 and 23 February 2019 are eligible to apply if their work has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and they should explain their case in their application.

Fellowships are tenable for three years on a full-time basis and are intended as an opportunity to undertake a significant piece of publishable research. Further details about the scheme are available at:

A previous connection with Oxford is not required and the Leverhulme Trust values mobility highly. Thus applications are particularly welcome from those who are currently working elsewhere.  Applicants who have not already moved institutions in the course of their academic career (i.e. between their undergraduate university and proposed host institution) should nominate a new host institution, or otherwise demonstrate clear evidence of the academic and/or personal reasons for remaining at the same institution.  The Fellowship requires the support of a member of the Faculty willing to act as Mentor.

The Faculty will hold an internal competition to decide which application(s) will be put forward under the scheme, so applicants should not approach the Leverhulme Trust directly or open a Leverhulme application until Faculty support is confirmed in writing. 

Applications should be sent electronically to by 12 noon on Thursday 5 January 2023.  Application material should be submitted as one combined PDF document.

The application should comprise:

1.      A completed coversheet 

2.      A document consisting of

  • Abstract (maximum 100 words) summarising the research for a general audience
  • Details of current and past research (maximum 250 words)
  • Detailed statement of proposed research: This should include aims, objectives, methodology and outcome (e.g. publication plans). This statement and the bibliographic references may not exceed two pages of A4. You must use Arial font size 11, margins no smaller than 2cm and line spacing no smaller than single 
  • Candidates are invited to provide information on any circumstances which may have impacted on their research track-record

3.      An indication of what additional research expenses might be planned;

In addition, you should identify a named mentor from among the permanent members of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, who must provide a statement of support (to be sent directly to  by 5 January 2023); and academic reference addressing the significance and originality of the proposed project and your suitability to undertake it (to be sent directly to  by 5 January 2023).

Once the Faculty has considered the applications received, the successful applicant(s) will be supported by our Research Facilitator in the completion of the full application to the Leverhulme Trust.  Please note that being selected by the Faculty does not ensure the award of a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship, but we will work with you to ensure as strong a submission as possible.

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