Vacancies

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.
Merton College is an equal opportunities employer
We are a Living Wage Employer
Lodge Porter

Day shifts, full-time hours; Maternity cover – 12 month FTC; £23,370 rising to £23,901 after probationary period

With a primary focus upon providing a friendly and professional front-of-house service, our Porters also have responsibility for the security and safety of college members and premises. This routinely involves:

  • managing keys;
  • monitoring CCTV, access control, fire, and security systems; and
  • conducting regular patrols and, when required, responding to alarm activations.

We would like to hear from applicants who enjoy working with and assisting a wide range of people, and who enjoy variety and responsibility. You will be naturally personable and able to demonstrate experience of working in a public-facing role that has involved providing great customer service.

Benefits include:

  • free parking whilst on duty;
  • meals whilst on duty;
  • use of the College gym;
  • staff social events;
  • free uniform; and
  • pension and private health cover.

If you have any questions regarding the role, please contact the Lead Porter.

The closing date for applications is 5:00pm on Thursday 3 January 2019.

Demi Chef de Partie

Exceptional opportunity to develop within a highly skilled brigade
Permanent, full-time - £20,000 to £23,000 dependant on experience

Our kitchen has a reputation for providing excellent food. We operate seven days a week for 50 weeks of the year, and provide food to a high standard for our students, staff and external guests.

We are seeking a junior Chef who has a strong passion for food, and good basic culinary skills. This is intended to be a development role where you can join this highly experienced brigade of ten Chefs to learn and develop into a senior Chef in the future.

You should enjoy preparing and cooking a wide variety of fresh foods, and it is essential that you have some good cooking experience to be able to join this friendly team and share our passion for creating wonderful food.

For an informal discussion about the role prior to application please contact the Head Chef.

The closing date for applications is 5:00pm on Wednesday 2 January 2019.

Associate Professorship in Chinese History

In association with the Jessica Rawson Fellowship in Modern Asian History

Grade 30S: £47,263 - £63,463 pa

The University of Oxford Faculty of History are seeking to appoint an Associate Professor (or Professor) of Chinese History from 1 September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter; the appointment will be made in association with the Jessica Rawson Fellowship in Modern Asian History at Merton College.

You will:

  • have research and teaching expertise in Chinese and Asian history after 1800;
  • conduct advanced research;
  • give lectures, classes and tutorials;
  • supervise, support and examine students at the undergraduate and graduate levels; and
  • undertake administrative duties for both the Faculty and College.

You will also play a strategic role in developing research programmes in the field and actively participate in the governance of the Faculty and College.

You will have a doctorate in a relevant field and an internationally recognisable academic and research track record within the field of Chinese History since 1800 (appropriate to the career stage and individual circumstances). You will have the ability to educate and inspire graduate and undergraduate students, and sufficiently wide historical interests to contribute effectively to the long-term development of the study of Chinese History at Oxford. Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills are essential.

Combined University and College salary £47,263 - £63,463 p.a., plus additional benefits and allowances including a household allowance of £10,000 p.a. An additional £2,700 is available if the title of Professor is awarded.

The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon on Thursday 20 December.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

For further information contact Jeannie Scott.