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Research Fellowships in Arts

University of Cambridge

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £24,533 to £27,181 - please see advert
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 7th December 2023
Closes: 8th January 2024

Applications are invited for Research Fellowship in Arts starting on 1 October 2024 and tenable for three years. This year’s competition invites applicants who work within one or more of the following disciplines: Classics, Geography, Economics, Music, Architecture, Philosophy, Theology & Religion, Education, and Art History.

The position is open to graduates of any university within or outside the United Kingdom. There is no age limit, but the fellowship is principally intended to support researchers at an early stage in their academic careers and will usually be awarded to a candidate who has recently completed a Ph.D. or is close to completion.

The competition involves the assessment of candidates’ submitted work and an interview. Candidates will be asked to provide a 600-word summary of current and future research. Long-listed candidates will be invited to submit two pieces of written work of no more than 10,000 words each, accompanied by a short note explaining how each fits into their overall research programme.

Candidates must provide details for two referees who have agreed to submit a reference through the website by the application deadline. Candidates should note that the College cannot pay for international travel. We shall, however, cover the costs of travel within the UK and offer overnight accommodation at Girton. Overseas candidates may be interviewed online.

The current post-doctoral salary scale (from 1st August 2023) is £24,533 to £27,181. The post-holder may undertake, should they wish, up to four hours of supervision (or small group) teaching per week during the twenty weeks of the teaching year. Any such teaching would provide additional income. The salary is pensionable under the Universities Superannuation Scheme and is paid monthly in arrears by bank transfer. Research Fellows may claim research expenses up to a total of £3,000 over the three years of the Fellowship.

Information on accommodation, if required, is available on request. Research Fellows are entitled to free commons (i.e., meals) for the duration of the fellowship, except when the kitchens are closed. Research Fellows are members of the College’s Governing Body.

  • The closing date for applications is 12 noon Monday 8th January 2024.
  • Longlisted candidates will be invited to submit work by 25th January 2024.
  • Short-listed candidates will be contacted on 4th March 2024.
  • Interviews will take place on 11th/18th March 2023.

Further particulars are available from the College website www.girton.cam.ac.uk/work-at-girton

To apply, please follow this link to the online application system: app.casc.cam.ac.uk/fas_live/g_arts.aspx

Please note that the College has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

The College is an Inclusive and Equal Opportunities employer and cares for and looks after its employees, ensuring fair and equal treatment. Any necessary adjustments will be considered to the above in keeping with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. Applications are welcome from candidates of all backgrounds particularly from those belonging to groups that are underrepresented among Cambridge Colleges.

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