St Hugh’s College is a warm and welcoming community, and a lively and interesting place to work. Academic and non-academic posts are advertised on our website. We are an equal opportunities employer, and we welcome applications from candidates seeking job share or flexible working positions.


Current vacancies


Academic positions: 

Winkler Career Development Fellowship in Experimental Psychology

Applications are invited for the Winkler Career Development Fellowship in Experimental Psychology at St Hugh’s College, tenable from 1st September 2016.  This is a fixed-term 4 year position intended for an individual who has recently completed a doctorate and wishes to embark on an academic career. It is open to those working in the psychology of language or psycholinguistics. Applications from those with an interest in the connections between early cognitive development, early language acquisition and the field of sleep research would be particularly welcomed.

The postholder will contribute to the teaching of Psychology, both in St Hugh’s College and in the Department of Experimental Psychology. He or she will be expected to use the period of the Fellowship to begin building an international research profile. The successful candidate will be required to offer teaching for the College, under the direction of the Fellows in the subject and may also participate in Departmental teaching, to an overall combined College and Department average of six hours per week during term. Career Development Fellows at St Hugh’s are encouraged to take a full part in the intellectual life of the College. The stipend of the Fellow will be on the University’s Academic-Related Scale, Grade 7, currently starting at £30,738 per annum. Further particulars are available here: Psychology CDF – FPs.

Applications should be submitted, electronically or in hard copy by Noon on Friday 22nd April 2016.

St Hugh’s College is an equal opportunities employer

Randall MacIver Junior Research Fellowship 2016-18 in Fine Art, Music or Literature

St Hugh’s College is delighted to offer a Joanna Randall MacIver Junior Research Fellowship for research in the fields of Fine Art, Music or Literature of any nation in any period. Under the terms of the bequest, applications will be considered from women graduates only, who at the time of application have completed at least one year of doctoral research and have accumulated not more than seven years in full-time graduate study or research, except in exceptional circumstances. Unless the circumstances are exceptional they should neither be newcomers to research nor established scholars. Although the Fellowship is intended for a relatively junior scholar, this refers to the stage a candidate has reached in his or her career, rather than to the age of the candidate. The Fellowship may not be held in conjunction with any other major funding award (AHRC grant, Clarendon Scholarship, etc).

The College welcomes qualified candidates of all ages and will take into account the individual circumstances of each in selecting the successful candidates. Appointees will require the need the right to work in the UK; the College will undertake to make the necessary application for non-EU nationals, but the final appointment is contingent on this being successful. The requirements of the post are to carry out research, but a candidate who is able to offer some tutorial teaching would be welcomed as teaching integrates post-holders with the life of the College. Additional payments at the Senior Tutors’ Committee hourly rates will be made for any teaching.

The Fellowship is tenable for two years from 1st October 2016 and not renewable thereafter. The stipend will be c.£17,000 per annum, with an additional housing allowance of £5,400 and the holder will be eligible to join the University’s Superannuation Scheme. The Junior Research Fellow will be a member of the Senior Common Room with full dining rights throughout the year, and will be eligible to rent accommodation from the College when available. Information about the accommodation at St Hugh’s can be found on our website.

Applicants will be assessed against the following criteria:

  • Overall academic record
  • Research (achievement and quality)
  • Research plans
  • Academic fit with the College’s existing Fellowship and research resources
  • Suitability for an academic career

The Fellow elected shall be required to:

  • To carry out research and to publish that research
  • Present an annual report on his or her work to Academic Committee and Governing Body
  • Reside in Oxford during Full Term unless the circumstances of her work require otherwise. Permission to reside outside of Oxford for any part of the tenure of the Fellowship must be sought from the Governing Body and will be granted only where there are good academic reasons

The Fellow will not be expected to hold another appointment but, with the permission of the Governing Body, may undertake University or College teaching for up to six hours a week.

Applications, in hard copy or electronically, should be sent to Miss Thea Crapper, the Academic Registrar, St Hugh’s College, Oxford OX2 6LE,

Applications should include:

  • A covering letter
  • A curriculum vitae including the names of two referees who will be submitting references to the College by the application deadline
  • A description of research to date
  • A statement of proposed research (no more than 500 words)
  • Brief particulars of any work, published or unpublished
  • Applicants should ask their referees to write directly (in hard copy or electronically) to the Academic Registrar, St Hugh’s College by the closing date.
  • Candidates are also asked to complete one copy of an equal opportunities form (available in the ‘Related Documents’ section of this page, and return it to the HR Advisor, by post to St Hugh’s College, or by email to This form is used for monitoring purposes only and will not be seen by any member of the selection committee.

The closing date for applications, and the last date for receipt of references direct from referees, is 5 pm on Thursday 5th May 2016. The interview process is expected to take place in late May.

Shortlisted applicants will be asked to submit two samples of research work (usually articles or thesis chapters) and to deliver a presentation at interview.

The policy and practice of St Hugh’s College, require that entry into employment with the College and progression within employment shall be determined only by personal merit and the application criteria which are related to the duties of each particular post. Subject to statutory provisions, no applicant or member of staff will be treated less favourably than another because of his or her gender, marital or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, religion or belief, racial group, age or disability. In all cases, ability to do the job will be the primary consideration. It is important to note that the terms of the Randall MacIver bequest, which was made before the introduction of recent equality legislation, are such that this post is open only to female applicants.

Non-academic positions: 

Scout (Cleaner)

Salary: £8.25 per hour – Hours to be agreed

The College is seeking to recruit an additional Scout to join its current Housekeeping team.  The successful candidate must have good communication skills and take pride in their work to ensure the highest levels of housekeeping services to all College accommodation.  Hours to be agreed but will include some evenings and weekends, depending on the needs of the College.

Further particulars


To apply for this role, please complete the application form, and equality and diversity monitoring form.

All applications should be received by midday on Monday, 18 April.  Interviews will take place shortly afterwards.  If you have any queries, please contact our HR Advisor, Felicity Walker on or 01865 274914.

Successful candidates will be contacted within 2 weeks of the closing date.

The College is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Casual Servery/Waiting Assistants

The College’s conference and catering business is expanding and we therefore wish to increase the number of Casual Servery/Waiting Assistants to help out on an ad hoc basis. Varying shifts, to include weekends and evenings. You will be well spoken and have an immaculate presentation, being able to offer a top quality service at all times, with a smile.

Servery assistant further particulars

Closing date: none

Apply by:  CV and cover letter to Andrew Sheridan, Catering Manager by email or post

Only successful candidates will be contacted.

Alumni Association - General Editor for College Register Volume 2

St Hugh’s College Alumni Association

is seeking to recruit

a General Editor or two Co-Editors


St Hugh’s College Register Volume 2

This substantial project to record a quarter of a century of the history of St Hugh’s through brief accounts of the lives of its mid to late 20th century graduates may interest an alumna/alumnus of the College who has a long term perspective on developments at St Hugh’s since 1960 and who could take on the role of General Editor working with a senior member colleague with complementary skills. Or it could suit two St Hugh’s senior members working as co-editors. The two people who take on this task will be invited to join the Alumni Association Committee which provides regular contact with the College and is a source of support. As for past projects this one, too, is offered as being on a voluntary unpaid basis.

Further Particulars

Further details can be obtained from the Advertisement:

Register Volume 2- Editor

Dr Ann Soutter is very willing to discuss the Register project

All firm expressions of interest in undertaking this important and interesting work should be addressed to Veronica Lowe, Hon. Secretary of the Alumni Association, at

Postal applications
All postal applications should be sent to the named contact at St Hugh’s College, St Margaret’s Road, Oxford OX2 6LE.

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