Smuts Visiting Research Fellowship (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge

Limit of tenure: 9 months

Contribution to expenses: £39,992 - £50,618 p.a (pro rata) plus additional £6000 for travel and related costs.

The Smuts Management Committee invites applications for a non-renewable Smuts Visiting Research Fellowship in Commonwealth Studies, tenable for 9 months commencing 1 October 2018.

The successful applicant will be expected to pursue research in the field of Commonwealth Studies, including Commonwealth related aspects of archaeology, anthropology, economics, history, human geography, law, literature, oriental studies, sociology, politics and social psychology. The Fellow is expected to advance Commonwealth Studies in Cambridge principally by pursuing research, as well as by taking part in seminars and equivalent activities within the University.

The Managers expect that the person appointed would be intending to come to Cambridge to work on a project that builds on existing research for which a period of residence in Cambridge is demonstrably appropriate, although they would not rule out a new piece of work that is expected to be completed by the end of the 9 month tenure of the Fellowship.

Candidates should be members of staff of a University, or similar institution, outside of the UK. The person appointed will be expected to have obtained a PhD (or equivalent) or be working at post-doctoral level with established or emerging international reputations. Applications are encouraged from economies classed as lower or middle income countries or equivalent low income backgrounds.

Further particulars, including information on how to apply for the Fellowship, can be found on the Smuts Fund website http://www.ist.admin.cam.ac.uk/smuts-memorial-fund/visiting-fellowship-wolfson

Please do not apply without consulting the Further Particulars. The closing date for applications is the 17 November 2017. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application by the end of February 2018.

Please quote reference AK13378 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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