Job opportunities

Details of our current vacancies can be found below. Any queries should be directed to:  Human Resources Office, Somerville College,

All appointments are made subject to right to work in the UK. To check eligibility and documentation requirements please visit the Home Office website

Somerville College values equality and diversity

  • Early Career Stipendiary Lecturer in Law

    The Lord and Lady McNair Early Career Stipendiary Lecturership in Law is a fixed term career development post aimed at offering an early career academic the opportunity to gain experience in teaching and administration. This post has been made possible through the generous support of alumni and friends of Somerville College.

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  • Mary Somerville Junior Research Fellowship in Philosophy

    The Governing Body of Somerville College invites applications for a Mary Somerville Research Fellowship in Ancient Philosophy and/or Feminist Philosophy

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  • Weekend Housekeeping Assistant

    Somerville College welcomes applications from suitable candidates who would be interested in working in our Housekeeping Department at weekends (7.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon Saturdays and Sundays). The annual salary is equivalent to £8.98 per hour.

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  • Fulford Non-Stipendiary Junior Research Fellowships

    Somerville College invites applications for up to eight Fulford Non-Stipendiary Junior Research Fellowships, for the period 1 October 2018 to 30 September 2020 (or for the duration of the postholder’s appointment if this is shorter). 

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  • Human Resources Manager (part-time)

    Our vision for our new HR Manager is someone who possesses high emotional intelligence and a pragmatic approach. Previous experience in the higher education sector is not essential but it is important that you are able to demonstrate cultural sensitivity in an academic setting. You will have a detailed understanding of current employment law and best practice in order to ensure the College’s systems and processes are compliant.

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  • IT Support Assistant (2018-19) Student Placement

    Somerville is offering a fantastic opportunity for a student with a passion for IT to expand their knowledge and develop their skills working alongside our experienced and dedicated IT team. During this 13 month placement (starting in August 2018) we’ll provide subsidised accommodation in the College grounds, meals and a generous range of benefits, including access to the University staff sporting facilities and world-class libraries.

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  • Associate Professorship in Music

    Somerville College and The Faculty of Music propose to appoint an Associate Professor and Tutorial Fellow from  September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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  • Communications Officer

    As Communications Officer your role will be to support the College’s communications and publications work through effective administration, research and the development of internal and external networks.

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  • Casual Lodge Porters

    Somerville College would like to receive applications from candidates who would be interested in carrying out occasional work only on a casual basis to support our friendly Lodge team.

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