Fellowship in Social Anthropology and African Studies 2017, Emmanuel College Cambridge, UK

Publish Date: Apr 11, 2017

Deadline: Apr 24, 2017

Emmanuel College

Fellowship in Social Anthropology and African Studies

The Governing Body of Emmanuel College invites applications for a Teaching / Research Fellowship in Social Anthropology and African Studies, tenable for 3 years from 1st October 2017. This is a Research Fellowship under College Statutes with the condition that the Fellow will also teach for the College and for the Cambridge University Centre of African Studies. The Fellowship is part funded through the generosity of the Smuts Trust, that funding being strictly limited to a period of three years.

Candidates may be working in any area of Social Anthropology within the scope of the teaching and research undertaken by the Cambridge University Centre of African Studies. Applicants will normally be expected to have completed a PhD and to have at most 10 years of post-graduate research and teaching since completing their first degree.

In addition to pursuing his or her personal research, the Fellow will be required to:

  1. Teach supervisions for four hours per week for Emmanuel College during Full Term, and participate in the annual selection of undergraduates at Emmanuel to read for the Human, Social and Political Sciences Tripos, and;
  2. Contribute to the teaching and administration of the Centre of African Studies, specifically:
    • Seminar teaching for core and optional elements in the MPhil in African Studies, not to exceed 3 hours per week during full term;
    • Membership of the Committee of Management of the Centre of African Studies;
    • Membership of the Graduate Education Committee of the MPhil in African Studies;
    • Examination of essays and theses as required by the course convenor for the MPhil in African Studies;
    • Convening the series of weekly seminars at the Centre of African Studies for one term during the tenure of the Fellow.

The stipend for a post-doctoral Teaching / Research Fellow will be £25,830 (this is reduced to £23,601 in the case of a resident Fellow). An additional payment will be made for the College supervisions undertaken by the Fellow (at a rate of approximately £30 for each supervision).

The Fellow will be provided with an office in Emmanuel (or a single resident Fellow’s set in the case of a resident Fellow), appropriate computing equipment, an annual research allowance of up to £1,500, and an allowance of £260 per year for the purchase of academic books. Lunch and dinner in Hall are provided free of charge.


Application forms may be requested from the Bursar, Emmanuel College Cambridge, CB2 3AP or can be downloaded from the College website at the official website. Candidates should send their completed application form along with a CV and covering letter to the Bursar so as to reach him by 5.00 pm on Monday 24th April 2017. Completed applications should be posted to The Bursar, Emmanuel College, Cambridge, CB2 3AP or emailed to bursar@emma.cam.ac.uk. Candidates should arrange for three people familiar with their research to send references to the Bursar so as to reach him by 5.00 pm on Monday 24th April 2017 (it is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure that these references are sent). Referees may send their reports by e mail to mjg10@emma.cam.ac.uk provided that a hard copy follows by ordinary mail.

Candidates will be informed shortly after 28th April 2017 whether or not they have been short-listed. Interviews for the Fellowship are expected to take place at the College on 19th May 2017.

For more information please click "Further Official Information" below.

This opportunity has expired. It was originally published here:


Similar Opportunities






Study Levels


Opportunity Types


Eligible Countries


Host Countries

United Kingdom