Munby Fellow in Bibliography (2017-18)

University of Cambridge - University Library

The Library Syndicate invites applications for the Munby Fellowship in Bibliography for the tenure of 1 October 2017 to 31 July 2018.

The Munby Fellow will be free to pursue bibliographical research of his/her own choosing. It is, however, expected that the Fellow's research will be, at least in part, based directly or indirectly on the collections of the University and Colleges of Cambridge and likely to be of benefit, in the broadest sense, to scholars using those collections in the future. The Fellow will have no departmental or other staff duties and responsibilities.

The Fellowship is open to graduates in any discipline of any university and nationality. Applications will be evaluated by a panel comprising the Electors to the Fellowship and the following criteria will be taken into account, with preference given to scholars at post-doctoral or an equivalent level:

  • Academic record of the candidate, taking into account the career stage of the applicant
  • Suitability of the research proposal

A non-stipendiary Fellowship at Darwin College will normally be available to the successful candidate, if not already a Fellow of a Cambridge College. Fellows in these categories are members of the Governing Body of the College and may take meals in the College without charge.

An election will be made in early January 2017. There are no interviews.

Fixed-term: 10 months.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please note you will need to upload a statement outlining your research proposal (a maximum of 2 A4 pages) alongside your covering letter and CV, as well as completing the online application form (please include details of three referees).

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Dr Jill Whitelock, Head of Special Collections (tel: 01223 765691; email:

Please quote reference VE10204 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

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