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Junior Research Fellowships 2019

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 £22,494 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: £10,170 accommodation allowance per annum

The fellowships are tenable either from 1 October 2019 or, exceptionally, from 1 September 2019.

Research Fellows are expected to undertake original research in some branch of Arts, Science or Education. 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 College 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 2017. Students (such as medical students) whose doctorate interrupted their professional training should have completed their professional training since 1 October 2017. The successful candidate must have a good Honours degree (either First or 2:1), or an equivalent qualification. They must also have research expertise in their chosen field as demonstrated by a completed doctoral thesis and/or published or 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.

Applications should be submitted to the college allocated for the subject to which you wish to apply following the procedures specified in the further particulars.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 12:00 noon on Friday 16 November 2018.

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

Associate Professorship of Economics

Department of Economics, Manor Road Building, Oxford and Lady Margaret Hall, Merton College, and St Edmund Hall; Grade 10a: £47,263 - £63,463 pa, plus a College Housing Allowance or free college accommodation subject to availability

The University is seeking to appoint three full-time Associate Professors of Economics to start in the academic year 2018/19. The University of Oxford uses the grade of Associate Professor for most of its senior academic appointments. This grade is roughly equivalent to Associate Professor in the USA. Associate Professors are eligible for consideration through regular recognition of distinction exercises for award of the title of full Professor.

Each post is associated with a Tutorial Fellowship, at either Lady Margaret Hall, Merton College or St Edmund Hall. Duties will include undertaking independent research and securing funding to support the Department’s research activities, together with teaching and supervision responsibilities for the Department of Economics and the College, and Trustee duties (as a member of the Governing Body) at the College.

Applications are invited from candidates with a completed doctorate in Economics and postdoctoral experience in an academic position. Additionally, applicants should have a proven high standard of research and the ability to enthuse and inspire students at both undergraduate and graduate level through tutorials, classes, lectures, and supervision.

The Department and Colleges wish to encourage applicants with research and teaching interests in any field of economics. The Department would welcome applicants willing to teach Financial Economics or Financial Econometrics, but has teaching needs in all fields. The colleges require postholders to be willing to teach undergraduates as follows:

  • Merton College: Macroeconomics at first and second year undergraduate level;
  • St Edmund Hall: Quantitative Economics to second year undergraduates;
  • Lady Margaret Hall: Either Microeconomics, Macroeconomics or Quantitative Economics at first and second year undergraduate level.

The appointment is for five years in the first instance, with reappointment to retirement upon completion of a successful review.

The Department and each college offer an exciting research and teaching environment, and an attractive financial package to the successful applicant.

Salary ranges between £47,263 - £63,463 p.a. plus additional benefits. Please refer to the Further Particulars for details of the wider benefits package offered by the University and each of the three colleges, including the annual research allowances.

Associate Professors who are awarded the title of full professor may receive from the University an additional salary payment of £2,754 pa.

The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon (GMT) on 31 October 2018.
Interviews are expected to be held over two days; 26 and 27 November and shortlisted candidates are expected to be available over both days.

Candidates need only submit one application to be considered for all three positions, applications must be submitted online via Econjobmarket.

Please refer to the further particulars for details of each position:

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

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy has changed. With effect from 1 October 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above have a retirement age of the 30 September before their 69th birthday. All employees at Grades 1-7 do not have a set retirement age. Further details are available at

Head Porter

Permanent, full time, 40 hours per week. £30,000 - £35,000 per annum

Our Lodge Porters play an essential role in supporting the day to day life of the College and the provision of a helpful and friendly lodge service is crucial to our student and visitor experience.

This is a key leadership and management role, which provides direction to the team and it requires a highly-organised individual who is flexible and displays excellent people management skills.

The successful candidate will have:

  • extensive experience of managing a busy and public-facing customer service department;
  • a working knowledge of managing fire, security and emergency systems; and
  • excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to build good relationships within the College and wider University.

For an informal discussion about the role prior to application please contact the HR Department at

The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon on Monday 29 October 2018.

Alumni Relations Officer (Events) – maternity cover

£27,000 - £31,000 per annum depending on qualifications and experience

We have a fixed-term vacancy (maternity cover) for an experienced Alumni Relations Officer specialising in events to join the established Development Office team at a particularly exciting time in the College’s history. This is a key position with the Development Office, requiring a highly-organised individual with a keen attention to detail and experience in events management.

The role is incredibly varied and the successful candidate will have a proven track record in planning and delivering a year-long programme of high quality events. The post holder will work closely with the Development Director and the rest of the Development Office team and will also liaise regularly with colleagues across the College and alumni volunteers through the Merton Society and other UK and international alumni groups.

For an informal discussion about the role prior to application please contact Duncan Barker, Development Director, on +44(0)1865 276316 or

The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon on Monday 22 October 2018.

Lodge Porter - Day Shifts

Maternity cover – 12-month full-time contract; £23,370 rising to £23,901 after probationary period.

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

  • managing keys;
  • monitoring CCTV & access control systems;
  • monitoring various fire and security systems;
  • 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;
  • meals whilst on duty;
  • use of the College gym;
  • staff social events;
  • uniform;
  • 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 Friday 19 October 2018.

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