Job Vacancies

Our current competition for a 2023 start has now closed.  The next competition, for a 2024 start, will open in September 2023.

Each year the College proposes to elect up to four Fellows by Examination (elsewhere known as Junior Research Fellows). Each Fellowship is tenable for three years. The Fellow is a member of the Governing Body of the College for the first two years and is entitled to: free lunches and dinners in College; a research allowance; and partnered accommodation in College free of charge or, alternatively, a taxable housing allowance. Successful candidates who decide to live out of College may have use of shared office space in College.  Fellows by Examination are expected to live in the Oxford area, and his/her research base must be in Oxford.

You may contact us regarding Fellowships by Examination (Junior Research Fellowships) but please be aware that your query may not be answered immediately.

Each year the College elects a Visiting Fellow or Fellows for periods of one year or shorter during an academic year. In addition, a Robert S. Campbell Visiting Fellow may be elected for research in law, especially commercial or competition law.

A Visiting Fellowship is intended to offer an established scholar, either from abroad or from the United Kingdom, an opportunity to pursue his or her own study and research as a member of the College.

Visiting Fellowships are usually advertised each September, and once the process has started, application details will be found on our Job Vacancies page. Closing dates are the middle of December of the academic year of application. Should you require information that is not given above, contact us regarding visiting fellowships but please be aware that your query may not be answered immediately.

Executive Assistant (EA) to the Bursar/Fellow & The College Financial Controller

posted: 23 MARCH 2023, Closing: open until appointment made

Magdalen College is seeking to recruit an EA to the Bursar and Accountant. The successful applicant will be a career EA/PA, display excellent interpersonal, organisation and communication skills. They will demonstrate initiative, and enthusiasm, and have the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Experience of working as a EA or PA to a person in a senior position would be an advantage.

The post is full time 36.5 hours per week and the salary range is on grade 6 of the University Pay Scale £30,502 to £39,745 per annum.

Full details of the post, its conditions and the application process are set out in the further particulars below or by telephoning 01865 276033.  This post will remain open until an appointment is made.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in senior posts in Oxford.

Magdalen College is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Oxford Conservation Consortium: Head of Conservation and Preservation

posted: 9 MARCH 2023, Closing: 5 APRIL 2023

Oxford Conservation Consortium is seeking a dynamic and experienced Library/Archive Conservator to lead the OCC team and manage the conservation studio. As a key member of our team you can expect a positive and supportive workplace, day-to-day contact with collections of international significance, and work with a motivated and experienced conservation team.

You will have expertise in library/archive conservation evidenced by a postgraduate degree in Conservation and Icon Accreditation (ACR), or proven substantial and relevant experience to an equivalent standard. You will be responsible for the creation and delivery of programmes of interventive conservation and preservation for the OCC group of sixteen colleges of the University of Oxford. You will be service focussed, able to work independently and flexibly, with excellent organisational, time management, and communication skills. You will have proven experience of planning and juggling multiple activities running in parallel. You will have excellent people management skills and will develop the conservators and build a successful team. You will have a deep understanding of historic library/archive materials and the importance of cultural heritage.

Applicants are asked to submit a CV and supporting statement which addresses each of the essential and desirable selection criteria as shown in the Job Description, with an explanation of how you meet each criterion. CVs alone will not be considered.

Our team is professional, friendly and collaborative, and includes the part-time librarian of the Chantry Library.
Only applications received online before 12.00 on Wednesday 5th April 2023 can be considered. Interviews are expected to take place during the week commencing Monday 24th April 2023. If invited for interview you will be required to give evidence of your right to work in the UK. OCC is not able to sponsor the employment of international workers in this role.

Calleva Centre two-year Postdoctoral Research Associates on the project Climate change: Effects and solutions

posted: 6 MARCH 2023, Closing: 11 APRIL 2023

We are seeking two qualified and highly motivated individuals for two Postdoctoral Research Associate posts investigating Climate change as a dangerous threat to human welfare. The project aims to develop more robust climate models using cutting-edge econometric methods focusing on policy analysis. It will achieve this by linking empirical feedbacks between greenhouse gas emissions and socio-economic processes, showing the commonalities and differences between the physical and statistical approaches.

Post 1: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Net Zero Policy Evaluation.

The individual will work on designing, implementing and evaluating a policy framework for achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions. Magdalen College’s own net zero strategy can be used as the test bed.  The post holder will design policies to help meet the net zero target and establish methods to assess and evaluate against the stated goals.

Post 2: Postdoctoral Research Associate on Global Threats due to Climate Change.

The individual will work on global threats due to climate change. The post holder will develop and/or apply empirical methods to augment climate-economic research, building a research agenda which could encompass modelling greenhouse gas impacts on climate and modelling dangerous tipping points from melting tundra, massive sea-level rise from ice-sheet collapse, and very extreme weather events.

We are looking for outstanding candidates with well-developed expertise in one or more aspects of the project (econometrics, climate science, policy design and evaluation). Appointees will need a proven track record in the independent management of a discrete area of a research project and of working as part of a larger team to address shared goals.

The location of the job will be in Oxford.

The appointments will be made on grade 7 of University Salary Scale, currently £34,308 -£46,047 p.a. and be made for two years in the first instance. There may be the possibility of extending for one further year subject to future funding.

Application forms and further particulars, which include information on how to apply, are available below. Please specify which of the two posts you are applying to. If you wish to apply to both posts only one application is needed and please specify this in your cover letter.  The covering letter, completed application form and research paper should be emailed to by 12 noon (UK time) on Tuesday 11th April 2023.

Magdalen College is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Senior Assistant Librarian

posted: 20 MARCH 2023, Closing: 11 APRIL 2023

Applications are invited for the role of Senior Assistant Librarian at Magdalen College, Oxford.

The Senior Assistant Librarian will join the team responsible for the running of the college’s libraries, comprising the College Librarian, Deputy Librarian, Senior Assistant Librarian and Library Assistant. The Library is at the heart of the college’s academic life and the remit of the library team is to provide a high quality library service to the students, academics and staff of the college community as well as to make our research and special collections available to external researchers. The post-holder will take full responsibility, under the direction and supervision of the College Librarian and Deputy Librarian, for many routine but operationally important functions associated with the running of the library.

Applicants should have strong team-working and interpersonal skills; good IT skills; experience working in an academic library; a readiness to contribute to, and enjoy, the wider intellectual and social life of Magdalen; initiative, energy, and enthusiasm.

The salary for this post will be on Grade 5 of the University of Oxford Pay Scale, £27,131 – £35,333 plus benefits. The deadline for applications is noon on Tuesday 11th April 2023 and interviews are expected to take place in the week commencing 8th May 2023.

The College particularly welcomes applications from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic Candidates.

Magdalen College is an equal opportunities employer

Chef de Partie

posted: 20 February 2023, closing: open until appointment made

Magdalen College is seeking to appoint a creative and enthusiastic Chef de Partie to join our established kitchen team. 

Our team provide excellent quality food throughout the college, including daily meals for students, staff and fellows, but also large high profile events and private dining.

We are committed to healthy, seasonal and sustainable food and would particularly welcome applicants who share our passion.    

The salary for this role is £28,080 – £31,185 per annum, depending on experience, and the successful candidate will be working around 80 hours, over a two week rota, which includes split shifts.

Further particulars and application form are available below or telephone 01865 276033.

The post will remain open until an appointment is made.

The College particularly welcomes applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Candidates.