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For current vacancies, follow the links below. These pages are updated regularly as new positions become available. Opportunities may arise for researchers, teaching and support staff, and graduate students (e.g. funded positions) within the department. We welcome applications from people interested in undertaking and supporting the highest quality research in psychology, neuroscience and related fields. Oxford University is committed to providing a flexible, family-friendly working environment with equal opportunities for all staff. Applications from under-represented groups are always particularly welcome.

Current Vacancies


Oxford-Calleva Funded Graduate Scholarships

Applications are invited for two fully-funded Oxford–Calleva Graduate Scholarships, supported by the University of Oxford and the Calleva Research Centre at Magdalen College, Oxford.  The successful applicants will be part of an interdisciplinary team working on a 4-year project funded by the Calleva Research Centre at Magdalen College, to begin in October 2018. General information about the   Centre   is   available   at  One scholarship (DPhil Anthropology) will be based at the Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology (, the other (DPhil Experimental Psychology) will be based in the Department of Experimental Psychology (    Funding reference to be quoted  2018 – EPWEB – Calleva - Hewstone.

For further information, including details on how to apply, please click here.


Application Process

All applications for our vacancies are made on line through the University of Oxford jobs website and only in very exceptional circumstances can we receive applications via other means.  If you have a disability or other compelling reason that prevents you submitting an application on line please email our recruitment team at for advice.

Due to the additional work it creates and in fairness to other applicants, we are unable to accept late applications, so please make sure you are aware of the application deadline and submit yours in plenty of time.  All posts close promptly at noon on the closing date (and remember to allow for technical hitches, which seem to occur at the most inconvenient moment!)

Please follow the link in the posted advert to see further particulars and to apply.   As part of your application, you will be required to upload the documents below:

1. A Curriculum Vitae, (for most posts, but not required for posts at grades 1-5 as a fuller on-line application form is completed)

2. A letter of application/supporting statement.

If you are applying for a research post and you have had periods of working part-time, please indicate this on your CV or in your supporting statement.  This will ensure that any outputs such as publications are fairly judged when considered alongside the expected outputs of full-time workers. 

Where posts are advertised full-time, we may be able to consider part-time working or job share arrangements depending on the requirements of the role.  If you want to work part-time and this option is not expressly stated in the advert or job information, please email to enquire whether the role you are applying for might be available on a part-time basis.

Should you experience any difficulties using the on-line application system, please email

To return to the on-line application at any stage, please click on the following link

Please be aware that for some positions we receive a high volume of applications and, although we do try to give feedback to unsuccessful candidates when requested, we are not always able to give individual feedback to applicants who are not short-listed for interview.  We short-list candidates based on the selection criteria that you will find towards the end of the job description.