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.
Junior Research Fellowships 2020

Christ Church, Merton College and St John’s College Oxford

The Governing Bodies of Christ Church, Merton and St John’s Colleges propose to elect in co-operation up to twelve Junior Research Fellows, in Arts and Science, according to an agreed allocation of subjects between the colleges. The current salary is £23,754 per annum plus accommodation allowances as listed below.

  • Christ Church £10,000 accommodation allowance per annum
  • Merton £10,000 accommodation allowance per annum
  • St John’s £10,560 accommodation allowance per annum 

The fellowships are tenable either from 1 October 2020 or, exceptionally, with the agreement of the relevant college, from 1 September 2020.

Research Fellows are expected to undertake original research in some branch of the Humanities, Sciences or Social Sciences. They may be asked to undertake a limited amount of teaching. Depending upon their field of study, successful candidates will be based at Christ Church, Merton or St John’s College.

The fellowships are normally awarded to those who are approaching the end of their doctoral research or have submitted their doctoral thesis since 1 October 2018. The successful candidate must have a good Honours degree (either First or 2:1), or for EU/international applicants a qualification equivalent to a good Honours degree and hold, or be close to completion of, a doctorate. Students (such as medical students) whose doctorate interrupted their professional training, should have completed their professional training since 1 October 2018. They must also have research expertise in their chosen field as demonstrated by a completed doctoral thesis and/or published forthcoming books, or articles in refereed journals, as relevant to the candidate’s field; or promise of such achievement, as relevant to the candidate’s field.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 12:00 noon on Friday 15 November 2019.
Shortlisting, interviewing and appointing procedures will be conducted in early 2020.

The colleges concerned are committed to equality of opportunity (details can be found in the further particulars).

Senior Common Room and Hall Assistant

Casual Contract

We are seeking to appoint a Senior Common Room (SCR) and Hall Assistant to work as part of the SCR and Hall team to perform various catering related duties to a high standard for all College members and visitors to the College. We provide excellent working conditions with our key focus being on exceptional customer service.

This role will include:

  • preparing rooms for food service;
  • serving food and beverages; and
  • clearing rooms following service.

The hours of work for this will be occasional, as required by mutual agreement, but may include evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays. You will be paid only for the hours you work, at the rate of £9.23 per hour. Work will be offered to you on an ad hoc basis as and when there is work to be done, and you are free to accept or decline such offers of work.

Applicants should be 18 years old or above due to some late shift finishes.

The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon on Monday 4 November 2019.

Merton College is an equal opportunities employer


We are a Living Wage Employer