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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 professional services 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

Departmental Lecturer in Spanish and Spanish American Literature and Film

The Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages are seeking to appoint a highly organised and proactive Departmental Lecturer in Spanish and Spanish American Literature and Film to join our Friendly team.

This post is to replace Professor Ben Bollig who will be in the post of University Assessor, seconded to the University Proctors’ Office, during the academic year 2024/25.

The post is to engage in advanced teaching and academic research in Spanish and Spanish American literature and film. This will include giving lectures and tutorials to undergraduate and graduate students, contributing to the teaching, research, and academic administration of the Sub-Faculty; and pursuing an independent research programme.

The lecturer will also be expected to carry out the normal duties of a College Tutor (for St Catherine’s College and for St John’s College), including organizing tuition in Spanish, co-ordinating the undergraduate admissions process for Spanish (including interviewing), setting and marking termly College examinations, and, in collaboration with the other tutors in Modern Languages, assisting with the admissions process for Modern Languages and sharing responsibility for the pastoral care of undergraduate students.

Additional information and details about how to apply are included in the job description

Applications must be made online by 12:00 noon on Tuesday 9th April 2024.