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In addition to academic and administrative staff, Merton College employs specialists in a wide variety of fields, including conference organisation, housekeeping, catering, landscaping and maintenance.

Chef de Partie

£18,000-£23,000 per annum

We invite applications for the post of Chef de Partie within the kitchen. Our kitchen operates 50 weeks of the year and provides food to a high standard to our students, staff and external guests.

We are seeking candidates who have excellent culinary skills and enjoy preparing and cooking a wide variety of fresh foods. It is not essential that you have worked in a College before and this is an exciting opportunity for someone to join our friendly team and share our passion for creating wonderful food.

We offer an excellent benefits package, including attractive hours working straight shifts.

The closing date for applications is 5:00pm on Monday 12 June.

Fitzjames Research Fellow in Medieval English Literature

Salary £29,819 pa, plus a housing allowance of £10,000 pa or free accommodation

We propose electing a Fitzjames Research Fellow in Medieval English Literature for four years commencing on 1 October 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. This is a prestigious career development post which will provide a promising academic with opportunities to develop as researcher and university teacher.

The main duties of the post will be:

  • to undertake innovative research in the broad areas of Old or Middle English;
  • to contribute to the wider academic research projects in the University in Medieval English, including establishing productive research collaborations with other academics in Oxford or elsewhere; and
  • to teach undergraduates reading English for an average of six weighted hours per week in full term.

The postholder will be eligible for election as a Fellow of the College.

The successful applicant will hold, or be close to completing, a doctorate in a relevant subject area and demonstrate achievement (commensurate with the candidate's career) in research in Old or Middle English at a standard which will contribute to and enhance the national and international profile of English at Oxford. The ability to provide effective tutorial teaching to high-achieving undergraduates is essential.

The postholder will also need to demonstrate:

  • aptitude for a full range of college academic duties;
  • the willingness to contribute to Merton as a member of its Governing Body; and
  • commitment to a personal career development plan.

The Fellow will be entitled to free meals, medical insurance, research expenses and other benefits.

The closing date for applications is 9:00am on Thursday 8 June 2017.
Interviews will be held in College on Tuesday 20 June 2017.

Schools Liaison and Access Officer

Salary £29,000 - £33,000 per annum

We invite applications for the post of Schools Liaison and Access Officer within the Academic Office.

The Academic Office handles all student-related academic administration, from pre-Admissions outreach activity to graduation. The Schools Liaison and Access Officer will join the Admissions Officer (for undergraduates), working with prospective students, schools and colleges, and other agencies and stakeholders. This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and dynamic individual to play an integral role within a busy, professional office.

The Schools Liaison and Access Officer manages the planning, co-ordination, and delivery of all aspects of the College’s outreach and access initiatives for schools, colleges, and prospective applicants. The role covers aspects of recruitment and widening access to Oxford specifically, and widening participation to Higher Education in general. Activities are tailored to secondary-age students accordingly. The College works particularly to encourage applications from students from under-represented groups, and from schools with little or no history of sending candidates to Oxford.

We offer excellent benefits including:

The College will pay for membership of the relevant professional body, HELOA (Higher Education Liaison Officers’ Association), and a company car will be available for travel relating to schools liaison and outreach activities.

If you have any questions regarding the role, please contact the Academic Registrar.

The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon on Thursday 1 June 2017.
Interviews will be held in the week commencing 12 June 2017.


Merton College is an equal opportunities employer

We are a Living Wage Employer