Junior Research Fellowships in Arts 2017 Cambridge, UK

Publish Date: Oct 21, 2016

Deadline: Dec 05, 2016

About the fellowship

Applications are invited for two Junior Research Fellowships in The Arts, tenable for three years from October 2017.

The Fellowships are intended for researchers in any Arts discipline who are in the early stages of their careers.

The successful candidates will have excellent academic records and the potential to continue their research at the highest level. It is expected that the candidates will be either graduate students, in the latter stages of their research leading to a PhD, or post-doctoral researchers who have been awarded their PhD within the last year.

Candidates who have undertaken more than five years’ full-time research, or part-time equivalent, are unlikely to be considered unless there are strong mitigating circumstances.

Remuneration for Research Fellows is set by reference to the Cambridge University general stipend and salary scale with a starting point of spine point 39 (currently £28,982). Research Fellows are also entitled to a benefits package currently valued at up to £7,025 p.a., excluding accommodation.

The competition closes at 13:00 GMT on Monday 5 December 2016.

Shortlisted candidates will be notified by Wednesday 18 January and a final decision will be made by Friday 10 March.

Full details about the Junior Research Fellowships and the application process are available on our website.

For further information contact the JRF Administrator at JRFadministrator@clare.cam.ac.uk

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applications for the Junior Research Fellowships are open to candidates in any Arts discipline. The successful candidates will be selected by Clare College on the basis of their excellent records of research in their chosen subjects and the potential to pursue that research at the highest level.
  • Applications are invited from candidates who have completed less than five years' full-time research, or part-time equivalent, in the Arts by 1 October 2016.
  • Statements of research are required. They should be no more than 1,000 words, outlining the work candidate would submit in support of their application and the research they propose to pursue if elected. The statement may be read by people outside the candidate's discipline and should therefore be intelligible to scholars in other fields of learning.
  • Applications, including two referees' reports, must be submitted online by 13:00 GMT on Monday 5th December 2016.

Written work

  • Dissertations are not required at this stage, but it is essential to have written work readily accessible. Short-listed candidates will be invited by Wednesday 18th January 2017 to submit a copy of their chosen written work electronically no later than Friday 20th January 2017. Please ensure that your e-mail, mobile, or telephone contact details on your application are kept updated.
  • The College is concerned with the quality, rather than quantity, of the work submitted. Sufficient material should be made available for an informed assessment to be made. Work for submission to external assessors should not exceed 20,000 words.
  • Submitted work should normally be written in English. If candidates intend to submit work in another language, they should indicate this on their application, next to the work's title.

Fellowship details

  • Stipends are payable on the University's salary scale, starting at spine point 39 (currently £28,982). The stipend will increase by one spine point each year. The payment of an increment after the first year is conditional upon the PhD having been awarded.
  • Research Fellows are entitled to a benefits package currently valued at up to £7,025 p.a., excluding accommodation. This includes travel expenses, meals, IT costs, Feasts and a furniture allowance.
  • The College will offer accommodation, if available, and a Research Fellow who is resident in College will be charged a fee (currently £5,620 p.a) towards the cost of accommodation.
  • The stipend of Research Fellows who are in receipt of financial support from other sources will be by arrangement, in the light of individual circumstances.
  • Research Fellows may join the University's Superannuation Scheme.
  • Research Fellows are members of the Governing Body and are expected to participate in the governance and social life of the College. Research Fellows may undertake a small amount of undergraduate teaching during term.
  • It is anticipated that Research Fellows will carry out full-time research for 37.5 hours a week.
  • Fellows will not be permitted to undertake other paid work or to hold other offices and awards, except by permission of the College Council.

Application timetable

  • The application process begins on Wednesday 5th October 2016.
  • Applications and two reports from independent referees, both of whom should be familiar with the candidate's research work, must be submitted through the web site, and received by the College by 13:00 GMT on Monday 5th December 2016. One of these referees should normally be the supervisor. Interfolio references will be accepted. Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted.
  • Candidates will be short-listed by Wednesday 18th January 2017.
  • The elections will be made in early March 2017.
  • The successful candidates will enter into their Fellowships on 1st October 2017.

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