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.

Stipendiary Lectureship in Philosophy (Logic and Metaphysics)

Salary: £7,852 per annum (current rate)

We propose to appoint a Stipendiary Lecturer in Philosophy to teach undergraduates for an average of 3 hours per week in full term. The appointment will be for the period 1 October 2022 until 30 September 2023.

The main duties of the post will be:

  • to teach Introductory Logic and Metaphysics to first-year and Final Honour School undergraduates studying degrees with Philosophy (Philosophy, Politics & Economics; Mathematics & Philosophy; Physics & Philosophy; and Computer Science & Philosophy) for up to three hours per week in full term;
  • to share in the organisational responsibility for degrees involving Philosophy;
  • to act as Director of Studies for students studying degrees with Philosophy;
  • to provide study skills and pastoral support; and
  • to take part in admissions procedures.

The successful candidate will have completed, or be in the late stages of, a doctorate in Philosophy and be able to provide undergraduate teaching for first-year and Final Honour School students studying Philosophy.

The deadline for applications is 12:00 noon on Friday 15 July 2022.
Interviews are expected to be held on Thursday 11 August 2022.

Stipendiary Lectureship in Spanish

£5,234 for the period of the appointment (current rate)

We propose to appoint a Stipendiary Lecturer in Spanish to teach undergraduates for an average of 6 weighted (c.4 contact) hours per week in full term. The appointment will be for the period 1 October 2022 until 31 December 2022.  
The main duties of the post will be:

  • to teach Paper III (introduction to literary texts) to first-year students and unseen translation to first-year and Final Honour School students for up to six hours per week in full term;
  • to have organisational responsibility for undergraduate degrees involving Spanish;
  • to act as Director of Studies for students studying degrees with Spanish;
  • to provide study skills and pastoral support; and
  • to take part in admissions procedures.

The successful candidate will have completed, or be in the late stages of, a doctorate in any period of Spanish Literature and be able to provide undergraduate teaching for first-year and Final Honour School students studying Spanish.

The deadline for applications is 10:00am on Friday 15 July 2022.
Online interviews are expected to be held on Tuesday 26 July 2022.
 

Maintenance Technician

Contract type: Full-time, 40 hours per week, permanent position.
Salary: £24,000 to £26,000 per annum depending upon skills and experience.

Reporting to the Maintenance Manager, this is a technical support position which offers the opportunity to work within a small in-house maintenance team. This position will ideally suit a person who has a broader skillset encompassing all aspects of general buildings maintenance.

On a day-to-day basis, the post-holder will work directly with members of the maintenance team, other college staff and a variety of specialist suppliers and sub-contractors. More generally the department provides maintenance support to buildings and facilities that are occupied by Fellows, Tutors, staff, students and tenants, with whom the post-holder will have regular contact during the course of their duties.

We offer an excellent benefits package, including:

  • membership of the OSPS pension scheme;
  • 38 days' holiday including Bank Holidays;
  • lunch in College when on duty
  • private medical cover; and
  • on-site car parking.

The position may be discussed further with the Clerk of Works.

The deadline for applications is 9:00am on Wednesday 13 July 2022.
 

Gardener

Contract Type: Permanent, 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm.
Salary: £21,840 - £23,894.52 per annum.

We invite applications for a Gardener to work in the Gardens team.

Main duties of the role are to maintain and improve the gardens at Merton College, Merton annexes and other designated estate properties.

Excellent benefits include:

  • membership of the University of Oxford Staff Pension Scheme;
  • private medical cover;
  • uniform;
  • excellent holiday entitlement; and
  • free car parking.

The position may be discussed further with the Head Gardener, Lucille Savin.

The deadline for applications is 9:00am on Monday 11 July 2022.

IT Officer

Contract type: Permanent, full-time
Salary: £28,000-£34,000

We are now looking to appoint an experienced and enthusiastic IT Officer to complement our existing team. This is an exciting time to join the College and with it, an opportunity to be a part of the group who manage the delivery of IT services to a world-leading institution.

We offer an excellent benefit package, including:

The position may be discussed further with the Head of IT.

The deadline for applications is 9:00am on Monday 4 July 2022.

Lodge Porter (Receptionist)

Contract type: Full-time; average 42 hours per week, permanent position.
Salary: £24,988.98 after probationary period.

The Lodge is very much the gateway to the College and on a daily basis our team of Porters welcome and assist a significant number of Fellows, students, staff and visitors from all over the world. The role is a very busy and public-facing one in which the Porters are required to provide the highest possible standards of service at all times.

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 required problem-solving skills alongside providing exceptional customer service.

Working hours are 42 per week on a '3 days on and 3 days off', 6-week cycle.

Benefits include:

  • The equivalent of 7.6 weeks' holiday;
  • meals provided when on duty;
  • free uniform;
  • membership of the OSPS pension scheme;
  • private health cover;
  • use of the College fitness facilities; and
  • free on-site parking.

If you have any questions regarding the role, please contact the Head Porter, Huw James.

The deadline for applications is 9:00am on Monday 4 July 2022.

Weekend Cleaner

£10.50 per hour; Permanent, part-time, 8 hours per week (Saturday and Sunday only - 10:00am to 2:00pm)

We invite applications for a weekend cleaner to work in the Housekeeping team. Cleaning is undertaken on the main Merton Street site.

Duties include general cleaning such as cleaning bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens, communal areas which are situated on various ‘stair cases’ within the College sites and any other areas specified by the Housekeeper.

Excellent benefits include:

The position may be discussed further with the Accommodation Co-ordinator, Magdalena Clarke.

The deadline for applications is 9:00am on Monday 4 July 2022.
 

Stipendiary Lectureship in Computer Science

Salary: £13,086 pa (current rate)

Merton College proposes to appoint a Stipendiary Lecturer in Computer Science to teach undergraduates for an average of 5 hours per week in full term. The appointment will be for the period 1 October 2022 until 30 September 2024.

The main duties of the post will be:

  • to teach Computer Science to first- and second-year undergraduates studying degrees in Computer Science, Computer Science & Philosophy and Mathematics & Computer Science for up to five hours per week in full term;
  • to have organisational responsibility for degrees involving Computer Science;
  • to act as Director of Studies for students studying degrees with Computer Science;
  • to provide study skills and pastoral support; and
  • to take part in admissions procedures.

The successful candidate will have completed, or be in the late stages of, a doctorate in Computer Science and be able to provide undergraduate teaching for first- and second-year students studying Computer Science.

The deadline for applications is 2:00pm on Friday 1 July 2022.
Interviews are expected to be held in the week commencing 18 July 2022.

Merton College is an equal opportunities employer

 

We are a Living Wage Employer