University of Oxford

University of Oxford

Senior Departmental Lecturer in Italian

United Kingdom

Closing in 6 days

Senior Departmental Lecturer in Italian

Faculty of Medieval & Modern Languages, 41 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF.

The Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages is seeking to appoint a fixed- term Departmental Lecturer to cover the teaching and some related duties during the leave of a postholder for the 36-month period from 1 September 2024 to 31 August 2027.

The Departmental Lecturer will contribute to the teaching of Italian within the sub-Faculty of Italian, addressing specific lecturing needs in Italian and in particular, Renaissance Italian Literature.

Applicants must post a PhD or DPhil in Italian; with evidence of the ability to teach undergraduate (and taught graduate) students across a range of topics in Italian at the highest level.

Additional information and details about how to apply are included in the job description.

What we offer

As an employer, we genuinely care about our employees' wellbeing and this is reflected in the range of benefits that we offer including:

  • An excellent contributory pension scheme
  • 38 days annual leave
  • A comprehensive range of childcare services
  • Family leave schemes
  • Cycle loan scheme
  • Discounted bus travel and Season Ticket travel loans
  • Two letters of reference should be submitted directly by referees to hr@mod- ahead of the closing date quoting the vacancy number 171718.

    Applications must be made online by 12:00 noon on Monday 29th April 2024. You will be asked to upload a CV and supporting statement explaining your suitability for the post. Please ensure all documents are uploaded as PDF files.

    Interviews are anticipated to be held on Monday 20th May 2024.

    Contact Person : HR Administrator Vacancy ID : 171718 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 29-Apr-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 8 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : £45,585 - £54,395 per annum

    Job details


    Senior Departmental Lecturer in Italian


    University of Oxford


    United Kingdom


    March 30, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 29, 2024

    Job type



    Arts and Culture,Linguistics,Literature,Social Science

    About the employer

    The University of Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world, and is actually so ancient that its founding date is unknown – though it is thought that teaching took place there as early as the 11th century. It’s located in and around the medieval city center of Oxford, dubbed “the dreaming city of spires” by the 19th century poet Matthew Arnold, and comprises 44 colleges and halls as well as the largest library system in the UK. 

    There are 22,000 students at Oxford in total, around half of whom are undergraduates, while 40 per cent are international students. A quarter of the city of Oxford’s residents are students, giving the city the youngest population in the UK. 

    The University of Oxford does not have a main campus, its buildings and facilities instead being scattered around the medieval city center. Its colleges each have a distinctive character and traditions often dating back centuries. Colleges are self-governing institutions to which students usually apply directly. There are four academic divisions within Oxford University: Humanities, Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences; Medical Sciences; and Social Sciences. The university’s particular strength is the sciences, and it is ranked number one in the world for medicine.

    Oxford is a youthful and cosmopolitan city with plenty to see and do. There are dozens of historic and iconic buildings, including the Bodleian Libraries, Ashmolean Museum, Sheldonian Theatre, the cathedral, and the colleges themselves.  Students can choose to spend their time studying or avail themselves of the many extracurricular activities available. There’s a strong musical life at Oxford, with clubs and societies spanning all genres, from jazz, through to classical and folk. Oxford is also ranked highly for sport, with its top rowers taking part every year in the world-famous boat race with the University of Cambridge on the River Thames. Drama lovers are also well catered for, with one of the largest and most vibrant university drama scenes in the country.

    Oxford has an alumni network of over 250,000 individuals, including more than 120 Olympic medalists, 26 Nobel Prize winners, seven poets laureate, and over 30 modern world leaders (including Bill Clinton, Aung San Suu Kyi, Indira Ghandi and 26 UK Prime Ministers). 

    It has a friendly rivalry with Cambridge for the title of best university in the UK and is regularly ranked as being one of the top three universities in the world. Notable Oxford thinkers and scientists include Tim Berners-Lee, Stephen Hawking and Richard Dawkins.

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