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Junior Research Fellowship - Stipendiary

University of Cambridge - Christ's College

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £19,850 to £24,285 see advert text
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 26th July 2018
Closes: 26th October 2018

Fixed term contract for four years

Christ’s College, Cambridge invites applications for a four-year stipendiary Fellowship for a researcher in a specified area of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, tenable from not later than 1 October 2019 and non-renewable.

A Junior Research Fellowship is intended for a researcher early in their career and, in this case, is restricted to applicants in one or more of the following subject areas: Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Archaeology, Anthropology, English, History and Philosophy of Science, Modern and Medieval Languages, Music, Philosophy, and Theology. 

A Junior Research Fellowship offers an opportunity to carry out novel research in a stimulating academic environment. A successful applicant is expected to be either a graduate student, probably in the latter stages of research leading to a PhD degree (or equivalent), or a post-doctoral researcher who has completed their PhD Degree after 1st January 2018. Candidates who do not fulfil these criteria are unlikely to be considered.

The annual stipend of a Junior Research Fellow is currently £24,285 (with a PhD) or £19,850 (without a PhD) provided that the Fellow is not paid from elsewhere (other than remuneration for up to six hours College or University teaching a week). Fellows living out of College receive a non-pensionable living-out allowance of £4,405 (with a PhD) or £2,016 (without a PhD).

In addition to pursuing research, it is hoped that a Research Fellow will be a member of the Governing Body, eligible to sit on College committees, with the full privileges or a Fellow. Privileges include seven free meals per week, the possibility of financial support for expenses associated with their research, use of a study room or possibly single accommodation in College.

Applications must be submitted on-line via the Christ’s College website at  by 12:00 noon on Thursday 25th October 2018.  Reports from two referees must also be received by the same deadline for the application to be eligible.  Interviews are expected to be on or around Thursday 10th January 2019 and further details of the award and of the competition are provided on the website.

A stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship for a successful applicant who does not have an automatic right to work in the United Kingdom (including anyone who is completing a PhD at an overseas institution) will be subject to the visa requirements of the United Kingdom. The College will give informal advice and assistance but ultimately it will be the responsibility of the candidate to obtain the necessary visa.

Christ’s College is an equal opportunities employer

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