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

Departmental Lecturer in Modern Spanish Studies

The Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages is seeking to appoint a Departmental Lecturer in Modern Spanish Studies from 01 September 2023 until 31 August 2024.

The successful candidate will contribute to the teaching of Modern Spanish Studies within the Sub-Faculty of Spanish by offering 16 hours of lectures or seminars over the academic year. They will also be responsible during Full Term for providing approximately 8 contact hours a week of undergraduate tuition in Spanish literature and translation.  A proportion of the tutorial teaching will be dedicated to Lady Margaret Hall and Somerville College, but the specialist elements of the teaching will be distributed across Colleges.

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 Spanish 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 which are available here.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 29th March 2023.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 19th April 2023.

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