Stipendiary and Non-stipendiary Research Fellowships

Sidney Sussex College - Sidney Sussex College

The College Council wishes to make elections to two Research Fellowships, each tenable for three years, to commence on 1st September 2018. One Fellowship is intended for researchers in the Sciences (including Mathematics, Engineering and the Medical and Veterinary sciences) the other for those working in the following fields: Geography and the subjects covered by the Faculties in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Cambridge, namely Economics; Education; History; Human, Social and Political Sciences (comprising Archaeology and Anthropology, Politics and International Relations and Sociology); Law; History and Philosophy of Science; and Land Economy. These Fellowships are primarily intended to provide opportunities for scholars at an early stage of their academic careers to establish a successful research profile.

The starting stipend is £22,214 (at 1st August 2017 stipend level for point 29 on the University's single salary spine). If the Fellow does not hold a PhD the stipend would be £18,777 per year (point 23). Candidates without a PhD, should only apply if they have the right to work in the UK. The stipend is pensionable in USS. The Fellow will be entitled to an office in College and to Fellow’s dining and other privileges.  Residential accommodation may be available. For those living in private accommodation there is a non-pensionable living out allowance of £4,385 per year. Research Fellows may apply for research grants of up to £1,060 per year to cover research expenses, including books. Applications for non-stipendiary positions are welcomed from those with an alternative source of funding.

The holder of a Research Fellowship will be permitted to teach for up to four hours per week, with priority being given to teaching for the College. Additional payment will be made for this teaching at standard University supervision rates. Prior permission of the College Council is required for other paid work and all emoluments received must be disclosed to the Council. Council may reduce the Research Fellowship stipend in the light of other income.

All applications, including references, must be submitted using the online application form on the College website. The closing date is 3rd November 2017 for the receipt of the online application and 6th November 2017 for two supporting references. The latter must also be submitted using the online form. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that both referees submit the form prior to the deadline. Candidates may be asked to submit written work to supplement their applications and short-listed applicants will be interviewed. It is anticipated that interviews will take place in the week of 8th January 2018.

Enquiries should be directed to the Fellow Secretary to the Research Fellowship Competition, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, CB2 3HU (e-mail:

The College reserves the right not to make an appointment.

The College is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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