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

Stipendiary Lectureship in German


Contract type:  Full-time, fixed-term (1 year), non-renewable

Salary: £30,487-£33,966 per annum

St Hugh’s College and St Anne’s College, in cooperation with the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, invite applications for a 1.0 FTE fixed-term Stipendiary Lectureship in German. This appointment is tenable from 25 September 2023 until 24 September 2024 and the Lecturer will be an employee of St Hugh’s College. This is a temporary, fixed-term position pending the appointment of an Associate Professor and Tutorial Fellow in German and will therefore not be extended or renewed. The post offers the opportunity to develop skills in teaching and academic administration in a supportive environment.

The Lecturer will be required to undertake tutorial or class teaching of undergraduate students for the Colleges (or by exchange with other colleges) and lecturing and other duties for the Faculty, which may include graduate teaching. For further details, please see below. In addition, they will set and mark College examinations (known as Collections), participate in the admissions process (including undergraduate interviews in December), and contribute to the running of Modern Languages in the Colleges. Depending on experience, they may be asked to engage in supervision, assessment and university examining at undergraduate and graduate level, including MSt and MPhil courses. They will take an active part in outreach, pastoral, and other aspects of the Colleges’ and Faculty’s work as requested.

Applicants must have a good first degree, or higher, UK or overseas, and experience of research towards a doctoral degree and be able to demonstrate:

  • Native, or near-native, fluency in written and spoken English and German.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, presentation, and organisational skills.
  • A demonstrable commitment to fair access and inclusive pedagogies and familiarity with relevant policy and theoretical materials to support their delivery.
  • The ability or potential to provide excellent tutorial and small group teaching within the range of undergraduate topics required for the papers indicated above.
  • The ability or the potential to provide excellent undergraduate lectures and lead seminars on relevant topics for the Faculty.
  • The ability to undertake administration and duties for the Colleges and the Faculty.

Please see the Job Description and Selection Criteria for further details, benefits, and how to apply.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in posts of this kind in Oxford. All applicants will be judged on merit, according to the selection criteria.

Only applications received before 9 a.m. on Monday 4 September 2023 can be considered. Interviews are likely to be held the following week.

The anticipated start date is 25 September 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Please send a completed cover sheet and the application materials specified in the Job Description to the Academic Registrar,

Informal enquiries can be made to the Senior Tutor of St Hugh’s (

The application cover sheet can be downloaded here.

Click here to download the St Hugh’s Equal Opportunities form. 

St Hugh’s is a self-governing College of the University of Oxford and is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


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