The College employs a wide-ranging mixture of academic, research, management, and support and technical staff. In addition, the College is sometimes able to offer associations to academics employed by other faculties or departments of the University and to academics visiting Oxford.
Facilities and Benefits
University College offers a wide range of excellent facilities and benefits to its staff, for example:
- Generous holiday allowances
- Optional pension schemes
- Personal and professional development opportunities
- Free lunches when on duty
- A salary exchange scheme which allows staff to purchase childcare vouchers
- Interest-free season ticket loans for travel on public transport
- Free use of the on-site squash court
- Discounted use of the University’s sports facilities
Specific information about the benefits associated with each post is provided within the further particulars when it is advertised.
Equality and Diversity
University College aims to promote equality of opportunity and treatment for all men and women working and studying at the College or applying to do so and to ensure equality of access to all services provided by the College. The College aims to foster an environment in which unlawful discrimination and harassment are not tolerated and where all members of the College community are encouraged to achieve their full potential. Further information about the College’s Equality Duty is available on our Policy Documents page.
Master - University College Oxford
The Governing Body of University College intends to elect a new Master as head of the College to succeed Sir Ivor Crewe who leaves office at the end of July 2020.
Founded in 1249, University College (or ‘Univ’ as it is known) is one of the oldest educational foundations in Oxford. It combines an ancient heritage with a thoroughly modern approach to fostering excellence in teaching and research. Its overriding focus is on academic endeavour at the highest standard. This is achieved through a strictly merit-based admission of students; tutorial teaching of undergraduates; a closely integrated graduate community; and a strong commitment to research in the Humanities, Sciences, and Social Sciences.
Univ has been innovative in many ways. In widening access, through its Opportunity Programme, undergraduate bursaries, and postgraduate scholarships; in enhanced support for the tutorial system; and in research, including, for example, the establishment of the Blockchain Research Centre.
The Master chairs Univ’s Governing Body, with which ultimate decision-making authority rests. In so doing, the Master both contributes to the strategic decisions the College takes and facilitates the debate and discussion necessary to the achievement of a consensus. The Master is also the outward-facing leader of the College, within Oxford and to the wider world.
Univ seeks applications from suitably qualified women and men who have achieved recognition for their achievements. Candidates will demonstrate an affinity for the academic purpose of the College and possess the intellectual stature to command the respect of the Fellowship. They will be accomplished leaders and experience of fundraising and development will be an important advantage.
Russell Reynolds Associates are assisting Univ with this appointment. For further information about this role and details of how to apply, please follow the link to the position specification below.
Applications are invited by 22nd February 2019. Further details for applicants here.
The Scott Family Junior Research Fellowship in Autism
University College invites applications for a Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in Studies in Autism and related disorders, tenable for three years with a start date expected to be at the beginning of October 2019. The appointee will be based in University College, High Street, Oxford OX1 4BH.
The main focus of the research will be on establishing the genetic, neurobiological and cognitive bases of these disorders. The successful candidate will have a background in developmental or cognitive psychology (which could include the use of imaging or electrophysiological approaches), data analysis of genetic data, neuroimaging, neuroanatomy or in the analyses of Event-Related Potentials or Magnetoencephalography data. In addition to work in Oxford there are excellent opportunities to perform some of this work in East Africa in collaboration with Professor Charles Newton, where Autism Spectrum Disorders are increasingly recognised in a different genetic, environmental and cultural milieu which may provide unique insights into these disorders. Professor Newton is the Cheryl and Reece Scott Professorship of Psychiatry in Oxford, which is devoted to the study of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
JRFs provide research opportunities to outstanding academics at the beginning of their careers. The primary duty of the post is to carry out a coherent programme of high-quality publishable research, but most JRFs choose also to offer a limited amount of teaching for the College in the interests of career development. Any such teaching will be remunerated separately. Ordinarily, the College has between 8 and 10 JRFs across a range of subjects. JRFs play an important part in the intellectual and social life of the College.
Further details about University College, including the research interests of current Fellows, are available from this website.
The primary criterion for appointment to the JRF will be research excellence. Candidates must: (1) have a strong educational record; (2) hold a doctorate, or be near completion ; (3) have research expertise demonstrated by publications, or demonstrate promise of such achievement; and (4) have a coherent plan of research for the duration of the fellowship. The potential to become an effective teacher will be a secondary consideration.
Candidates must be confident that they will have obtained their doctorates by the start of their appointment. This position is not intended for those who have already held another stipendiary JRF or equivalent or for those who obtained their doctorates more than two years prior to the application date (except in special circumstances).
The current stipend for a Junior Research Fellow not in receipt of other emoluments is £24,983 per annum. If a JRF receives a stipend from elsewhere (such as a UK Research Council) then the College stipend would be reduced by the amount of salary received from that other source, with a minimum stipend of £2,500 plus housing allowance provided. Free meals and free accommodation for the JRF in College, ordinarily a one bedroom flat, will be offered if available, or a housing allowance in lieu (£5,512 pa). The total salary package is therefore £30,495, plus generous additional benefits, including an academic allowance (£2,284), an entertainment allowance (£192), membership of USS, and private health insurance.
Selected candidates may be asked to submit written work, which may be one or two published or submitted articles, or a chapter from their thesis. Applicants should indicate on their application form what material they propose to submit, but should not at this stage submit any written work.
Application forms (downloadable below) should be sent to email@example.com, by 12 noon (UK time) on Wednesday 30 January 2019. Applicants should arrange for three referees to send their references to firstname.lastname@example.org by the same date. Please refer to the Information for Candidates available below. Interviews for shortlisted candidates are expected to be held towards the end of February or in early March 2019 (to be confirmed).
Please download and complete the Recruitment Monitoring form below. This can be returned by email to email@example.com and will be treated confidentially and not as part of the selection process, or it can be sent in hard copy addressed to the Equality Officer at University College.
University College is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.
Development Office Assistant
Permanent, Part Time (25.5 hours per week), £22,017 – £25,482 per annum (pro rata)
Univ is seeking to recruit an efficient and experienced administrator to work in its Development Office.
The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. You will be well-organised, methodical and have a keen eye for detail. In addition, you will have strong IT skills and the ability to work flexibly at times.
Whilst experience within the University or one of its colleges is advantageous, a belief in the importance of higher education is required. Experience within the fundraising sector is desirable.
In return, we offer generous holiday allowance, free lunch, a discounted bus pass amongst other benefits.
To apply please complete an application form available below and return, together with a covering letter and CV to the HR Manager via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to HR Manager, University College, High Street, Oxford, OX1 4BH.
The closing date for applications is 22 January 2019. Interviews will be held in w/c 28 January 2019.
Food Service Assistant (Variable Hours)
Variable hours, £9.00 p/h
This is a great opportunity to be part of our Hospitality Team. You must have excellent customer service skills and experience of serving food and drink.
The working hours are mainly during evenings and weekends. The rate of pay is £9.00 per hour. Benefits include uniform and meals while on duty.
To apply please complete an application form available below and return to the HR Coordinator via email to email@example.com or by post to HR Coordinator, University College, High Street, Oxford, OX1 4BH.
Senior Chef de Partie
Internal candidates only
Univ invites applications for the post of Senior Chef de Partie. The post-holder will assist the Kitchen Team in providing a high level of service to Fellows, students, staff and guests at all times.
The ideal candidate will have:
• Good leadership skills;
• Good organisational and time management skills;
• Substantial experience of delivering good quality food;
• City & Guilds level 706/2 or NVQ level 2 equivalent;
• Qualified knowledge of food hygiene and health and safety practices.
Please see the job description and person specification for additional information.
To apply, please complete the (internal) application form available below and provide a full statement of how you would meet the criteria for the post. Applications should be sent to the HR Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org). Deadline for applications is 12 noon on Monday, 21 January 2019.