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.
Stipendiary Lecturer in Politics

Full-time, FTC; £40,395 per annum, plus free meals

We propose to appoint a Stipendiary Lecturer in Politics for a fixed term period of 3 years from 1 September 2019 (or as soon thereafter as possible).

The main duties of the post will be:

  • to deliver eight hours of high quality undergraduate tutorial teaching per week in Politics, averaged over three eight-week terms; and
  • to take on the role of co-ordinator of PPE (the joint Politics, Philosophy and Economics degree) for the College.

The successful candidate will have completed or be about to complete a doctorate in Politics in a topic relevant to the teaching range required of this post-holder. The ability to provide effective tutorial teaching to high-achieving undergraduates is essential.

The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon on Wednesday 17 July 2019.
Interviews will be held in College in the week of 12 August 2019.

Alumni Communications Officer

Permanent, full-time; £28,000 to £33,000, depending on qualifications and experience

We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic and creative Alumni Communications Officer. This is a central position within the Development Office team, requiring an innovative professional with varied skills in marketing, publications and communications and a strong interest in engaging a diverse and dedicated alumni community around the world.

The postholder will be responsible for overseeing all communications to Merton’s alumni (print, online, email and social media) and for liaising in this area with colleagues in the Development Office and across the College.

The successful candidate will be highly motivated and have an interest in all areas of advancement, including fundraising. They will need to demonstrate a close attention to detail, a sound understanding of the issues relating to data protection, and an openness and flexibility to opportunities for communicating the activities of Mertonians and Merton College.

For an informal discussion about the role prior to application please contact Duncan Barker, Development Director, on +44(0)1865 276307 or at

The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon on Monday 15 July 2019.
Interviews will be held in College during the week commencing 22 July 2019.

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