Junior Research Fellowships in 'Literary Studies', 'Language', and the Biological Sciences
The Governing Body of King's College invites applications for a Junior Research Fellowship in the above mentioned fields. The Fellow will be a member of the Governing Body, with full privileges of a Fellow. In addition to pursuing research, a Fellow is required to live in Cambridge or close by and to participate in College life and activity. Privileges include all meals, limited financial support for expenses associated with research, the possibility of an office and accommodation in College properties. Although this is a research post, teaching is likely to be made available if desired.
The stipend attached to the Fellowship is £19,030 - £23,105, according to age and academic qualification. Additional payment is made for teaching.
Graduates of any university are eligible. Candidates will usually have completed their PhD and must not have undertaken more than 2 years of postdoctoral work by 1 October 2013 (i.e. your PhD cannot have been granted before 30 September 2011).
The closing date for application is 14 September 2012. Applications received after this date will not be considered. Short-listed candidates will be invited for interview in February 2013; interview dates are provisionally set for 21 and 22 February 2013. The Fellowship will begin on 1 October 2013 and run until 30th September 2017.
To apply, go to the FAS website and create an application:
Before the closing date, applicants must complete all sections of the online Fellowship Application and upload onto the website (PDF only) the following:
A curriculum vitae (including details of higher education, degrees awarded, positions held and a list of publications), this CV to be no longer than four A4 sides long.
A document containing a statement of current research and proposed research to be undertaken during the Fellowship, such document to be no more than three A4 sides long.
Applicants must also arrange for three letters of recommendation. Each referee will be asked to provide the names of two further readers, not in the candidate's institution, to whom work might be sent if the candidate is long-listed. It is the duty of the candidate to ensure that the referees submit the references and the names of readers before the closing date.
Your referee will need to provide a reference through the FAS website. They will be sent an email containing a link to do this. Referees unable to submit references electronically via the FAS website may write directly to the Provost's Personal Assistant, King's College, Cambridge or email pat [dot] wilson [at] kings [dot] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk.
Note that all application materials must be in the English language.
The application will not be considered in the competition until it has been submitted and all references and the names of additional readers have been received. An email will be sent once this has occurred.
After the closing date, the College will contact selected applicants by email to ask for samples of written work, up to 20,000 words (either published papers or chapters of a doctoral thesis).
A successful candidate travelling from outside the UK to take up a Fellowship may claim travel and removal expenses up to a level agreed in advance with the Bursar of the College.
If you have any further questions about eligibility or the duties or privileges of a Fellow, please contact Dr Bill Burgwinkle, Research Fellowship Manager (email: web25 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk) or Dr Mike Bate, Research Fellowship Manager (email: cmb16 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk).