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

Call for Applications: 2022 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions European Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Faculty is inviting applications for the 2022 round of MSCA European* Postdoctoral Fellowships.


These Fellowships fund post-doctoral researchers of any discipline to undertake a research project of their choice. International mobility is essential, and fellowships include personal and career development objectives. Applications must therefore be written jointly between the applicant, the prospective supervisor and the host Faculty. Postdoctoral Fellowships are aimed at researchers who already have a doctorate awarded or equivalent research experience (more than 4 years full-time research experience). Applicants should have a maximum of eight years’ experience in research from the date of the award of their doctorate (with various exceptions). Resubmission restrictions apply.

For full details of the scheme and how to make an application, visit the EC’s Funding Tenders website here. Further information on the scheme is available here.


Due to the high level of support these applications require and the competitive nature of the scheme, the Faculty is asking candidates to submit a brief Expression of Interest, comprising a one-page outline of their research proposal, CV, and a short statement of support (400 words) from their proposed Faculty mentor. This EOI will be assessed by members of Research Committee, who will aim to provide a decision on whether or not to support the application within two weeks. The cut-off date for EOIs is 11th July 2022.

Expressions of Interest must be submitted via email, in Word or PDF format, to The mentor may send their statement directly to the same address, and can contact the Research Facilitator, Helen Appleton, for further guidance. 


The Research Facilitator will then work with approved applicants to refine their proposals for submission to the EC for the scheme deadline of 14 September.


IT Officer

The Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics are seeking to appoint an IT Officer.

The post will involve front-line support for the IT needs of teaching, research and administration in the Faculties of Linguistics, Philology, and Phonetics and Modern Languages.

The IT Officer will divide their time between the two Faculties to be flexibly distributed according to contingencies, as determined by the IT Manager. Occasional out-of-hours working may be required.

Most of the duties relate to facilities currently in or near to Wellington Square, although the duties also involve some support for faculty members working in colleges.

Applicants must possess: a minimum of 1 years’ experience in an IT support role, have an interest in supporting IT applications for teaching and research in the humanities and have a good standard of education to ‘A’ level standard or beyond.

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

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 20 July 2022.

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