Associate Professorship (or Professorship) in Spanish Golden Age Literature and Tutorial Fellowship in Spanish at Merton College

University of Oxford – Merton College, Oxford, in association with the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

Merton College and the Faculty of Medieval & Modern Languages, University of Oxford, propose to make a joint appointment in Spanish Golden Age Literature, with effect from 1 October 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. The post-holder will be an Official Fellow and Tutor in Spanish at Merton College, and an Associate Professor (or Professor) in Spanish Golden Age Literature in the Faculty of Medieval & Modern Languages in the University of Oxford.

Applications are welcome from well-qualified candidates with expertise in Golden Age Spanish Literature. The person appointed will be expected to undertake the following main duties:

  1. To engage in research and publication at an internationally recognised level in Spanish Golden Age Literature;
  2. To give high-quality tutorials, classes, supervision and lectures at both undergraduate and graduate level;
  3. To act as an assessor and/or examiner to graduate and undergraduate students, as requested;
  4. To undertake a reasonable share of administrative duties for both the College and the Faculty of Medieval & Modern Languages (including committee membership when called upon to do so, contributing to syllabus development, and producing course materials, handouts, reading lists and reports);
  5. To pursue an independent programme of research and to identify sources of research income, develop proposals, and make funding applications to secure it;
  6. To share pastoral duties and participate in the organisation of teaching Modern Languages in the College;
  7. To undertake other normal duties of a College Tutor, as described in the Further Particulars; and
  8. To participate in the governance of Merton College (including exercising the duties of a Trustee, and service on College committees and in College Offices).

Candidates should have completed a doctorate in a relevant field, or be able to provide evidence of a completed doctoral dissertation submitted for examination by the advertised closing date for this position.

The successful candidate must also demonstrate evidence of: distinguished research and/or research potential in the area of Spanish Golden Age Literature; the ability to deliver excellent tutorial teaching and to give lectures and classes; sufficient depth and breadth of knowledge in the subject to develop new proposals for Papers, and to develop research projects and methodologies; successful grant applications, or of the potential to make successful applications; participation in conferences, seminars and other research meetings; the ability to act as an examiner; the ability to supervise graduate students; a willingness to undertake administration and pastoral responsibilities on behalf of both the College and the University; and native or near-native fluency in written and spoken English and Spanish.

The successful candidate will become a member of the Governing Body, and therefore a Trustee, at Merton College.

In addition to salary, a range of other generous benefits are available, as set out in the Further Particulars.

Associate Professors who are awarded the title of full professor from the University may be entitled to receive an additional salary payment of £2,700 per annum (unless they already receive additional recruitment or retention payments at that level or above).

Further Particulars may be obtained from the Merton College website at:

How to Apply

Candidates are asked to submit all their application materials, in a single PDF document, by email to Information about the application materials required is provided in the Further Particulars.

Candidates should ask their referees to write directly to the HR Manager,, and should supply each referee with a copy of the further particulars. References must be received by the closing date for applications.

The closing date for applications and the last date for receipt of references direct from referees is noon on Wednesday 2 May 2018. It is the responsibility of each applicant to ensure that their application arrives before the deadline.

Applicants are encouraged to return the Recruitment Monitoring form (available for download from the College website:

Interviews are expected to be held in Oxford on Thursday 24 and Friday 25 May 2018.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

Merton College and the University of Oxford are equal opportunities employers and value diversity.