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Junior Research Fellowship 2020

University of Cambridge - Christ's College, Cambridge

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £20,275 to £24,771 See Advert text for details
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 24th September 2019
Closes: 24th October 2019
 

Stipendiary; 4 years fixed term

Christ’s College, Cambridge invites applications for a four-year stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship in a specified area of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, tenable from not later than 1 October 2020 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: Anglo-Saxon Norse and Celtic; Architecture; Classics; Education; Geography; History; History of Art; Land Economy; Law; Linguistics; Politics and International Studies (POLIS).

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 2019. Candidates who do not fulfil these criteria are unlikely to be considered.

The annual stipend of a Junior Research Fellow is currently £24,771 (with a PhD) or £20,275 (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 living-out allowance of £4,493 (with a PhD) or £2,056 (without a PhD).

In addition to pursuing research, it is hoped that a Junior Research Fellow will be a member of the Governing Body, eligible to sit on College committees, with the full privileges of 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 www.christs.cam.ac.uk/jrf  by 12:00 noon on Thursday 24th October 2019. 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 Tuesday 14th January 2020 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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