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

Researcher Assistant

The Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages is seeking to appoint a part-time (0.2) Research Assistant from 1 September 2022 (or soon thereafter) to 31 July 2023.

The postholder will support the development of the knowledge-exchange project “Finding Our Way: Space, Reclamation, and the Afro-Caribbean Experience in Oxford”, a collaboration between scholars of the University of Oxford and Oxford Brookes University, which has been funded through The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)-Brookes Creative Industries Knowledge Exchange award scheme. The principal investigators in the project are Dr María del Pilar Blanco (Medieval & Modern Languages, Oxford) and Dr Hanna Klien-Thomas (Creative Industries, Oxford Brookes); they are working in collaboration with Euton Daley, MBE, director of the Unlock the Chains Theatre Collective. The successful applicant will work alongside the PIs and with local institutions and community organizations.

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 Wednesday 24 August 2022.

We plan to hold interviews via Teams during week commencing 29 August 2022.


Teaching Support Officer

The Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages are seeking a Teaching Support Officer to join the Academic Administration team.

The role supports the teaching operations of the Faculty, ensuring academics have the guidance/support they need to deliver their teaching and that students have the information/resources they need to progress their studies.

They will have a particular responsibility for the academic elements of the production of the Faculty’s termly lecture list; oversight of the Faculty’s ‘Canvas’ site (digital education resources) including the educational recordings process/policy; support and guidance for academics in the use of the Faculty’s AV equipment and MS Teams; and for aspects of student consultation and communication.

The post might suit a University professional with a particular interest in teaching support or an individual who has previous experience teaching in an academic environment, but is considering transitioning to a professional services career.

Applicants should have experience of an office based/administration role preferably in higher education or similar; strong organisational skills and advanced IT skills in particular use of AV equipment.  An understanding of the needs of students and academics relating to undergraduate teaching provision is particularly important.  

Additional information and details about how to apply are included in the job description, which are available here

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 2 September 2022.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 21 September 2022.


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