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

Education Manager


The Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages are seeking to appoint an Education Manager to oversee and support the Faculty’s academic administration processes from application to the conferral of degrees.

The postholder will oversee the Faculty’s academic administration team of five, and will ensure the smooth operation of processes relating to (undergraduate and graduate) admissions, on-course support, year abroad activities and examination processes, as well as our schools liaison and outreach activities. You will be required to contribute towards developing and maintaining improvements to current systems as well as liaising with central university departments on matters relating to academic administration and quality assurance.

Applicants should have significant academic administrative experience in a higher education institution with proven evidence of contributing to strategic developments; along with excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate complex information and procedures effectively and persuasively at all levels within and outside the University, including students and academic staff. You will also have the experience of improving systems and identifying more efficient ways of working.

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

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 20th October 2021.

You can apply for the role here 


Departmental Lecturers in Spanish (Maternity Cover)

The Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages is seeking to appoint two Departmental Lecturers in Spanish from 1 January 2022 until 30 September 2022.

Both posts will involve advanced teaching and independent academic research in the field of Early Modern Spanish literature (1500-1700). For one of the posts, priority will be given to a candidate with expertise in Golden Age Peninsular literature, and for the other to a candidate with expertise in Spanish American colonial literature.

The Departmental Lecturers in Spanish will contribute to the teaching of Spanish within the Sub-Faculty of Spanish by offering 16 hours of lectures or seminars over the course of the two terms. They will also be responsible during Full Term for providing approximately 8 hours a week of undergraduate tuition in Spanish language and literature.

The successful candidates will be expected to give tutorials (small-group teaching, typically of 2-3 students), seminars, and language classes to first-, second-, and fourth-year undergraduates, and may be required to teach postgraduate students. The undergraduate literature teaching involves tutorials and seminars on the set texts for the first-year examinations; tutorials and seminars in Early Modern (Golden Age) literature for second-years and finalists; and supervising extended essays. Undergraduate language teaching involves translation into English and some teaching of Spanish.

Applicants must possess exceptional fluency in Spanish and the ability to teach it at undergraduate levels within the Oxford course and a good undergraduate degree in Spanish. Candidates will be expected to have submitted a doctorate in the field of Golden Age Spanish/Colonial literature by the date of application for the post, though those close to completion may be considered.

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


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 25th October 2021.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 11th November 2021.

You can apply for the role here


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