3 Research Fellowships 2019 at the Jesus College, Cambridge, UK

University of Cambridge


Deadline:

August 29, 2018

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Jesus College Research Fellowships 2019

Jesus College invites applications each year for stipendiary Research Fellowships, two in an Arts subject and one in a Science subject. The Fellowships will normally be tenable for three years from 1 October 2019.

Applications as well as the referees' references must be received by 5.00pm on Wednesday 29th August 2018. Incomplete applications will NOT be accepted. Please make sure that your application and your references reach us before the closing date.

To apply, you are required to register. This enables you to save your application and revisit/edit it before submitting, or to check its status. It is recommended that you register as soon as possible.

  • Application for a Research Fellowship is open to those in any discipline. In selecting the best candidate in its Research Fellowship competition the college expects to elect someone with an excellent record of research in their chosen subject and the potential to pursue that research at the highest level.
  • The Fellowship is intended for researchers early in their careers. Successful candidates are expected to be either graduate students, probably in the latter stages of their research leading to a PhD Degree, or post-doctoral researchers who have recently been awarded their PhD Degree. Candidates who have undertaken more than five years of full-time research are unlikely to be considered.
  • Please view the Eligibility Requirements for further details. The Master's Office is unable to answer queries relating to your eligibility.
  • The Fellowship is a fixed-term three year Research Fellowship normally commencing on 1 October 2019. Exceptionally, the College, at its absolute discretion, will entertain an application to start the Fellowship earlier, at any date after 1 May, if a good reason can be shown for so doing. One reason why the person appointed might apply to the College to start the Fellowship prior to 1 October 2019 would be if an earlier start date was required in order to satisfy any conditions under the United Kingdom's Point Based Immigration Scheme. If the Fellowship starts prior to 1 October 2019, the end of the Fellowship will also be adjusted so that the period of the Fellowship remains at three years.
  • Statements of research are required and should be not more than 2,000 words, outlining the work candidates would submit in support of their application and the research they propose to pursue if elected. Please note that the statement will be read by people outside as well as inside the candidate's own discipline and should therefore be intelligible to scholars in other subjects.
  • A CV is required.
  • Short-listed candidates will be required to submit a 500 word statement indicating the importance of their current and proposed work in relation to their field or discipline.
  • Candidates must notify the College if they accept a Research Fellowship at another college.
  • A further short-list will be decided and those candidates will be called for interview. Interviews will be held on Friday 16th November 2018. Interviews will either be held face to face or by skype/conference phone.
  • Dissertations are not required at this stage, but it is essential to have written work readily accessible. Those candidates whose applications are short-listed for further assessment will be invited by October 2018 to submit a copy of their chosen written work electronically. Please ensure that your contact details on your application are kept updated at that time (preferably giving your e-mail, mobile, or telephone details). If candidates' work is not received by the deadline, they will be deemed to have withdrawn from the competition.
  • The College is concerned with the quality, rather than quantity, of the work submitted but, in order that an informed assessment may be made, it is important that sufficient material be available. As a rough guide, it is recommended that the work for submission to external assessors should be not more than about 40,000 words. The submitted work need not be in its final form but must provide evidence of outstanding originality and promise.
  • Submitted work should normally be written in English. If candidates are intending to submit work in a foreign language, they should give notice by indicating this on their application where they enter the title of the work.
  • Remuneration for a Research Fellow is set by reference to the Cambridge general stipend and salary scale. Steps 28 (£21,585), 30 (£22,876) and 32 (£24,285) are applied respectively over the three years of Fellowship, which will incorporate a cap at the year 2 level of Step 30, if a PhD has not been awarded by the end of that second year. The remuneration is subject to a deduction if the Fellow is resident in College. A Research Fellow not resident in College will receive a 'living-out' allowance of £3,241 per annum. Children's allowances are payable, at present at the rate of £1,325 a year for each child in the custody of and maintained by a Research Fellow, up to a maximum of £3,975 a year for three or more such children. Free dinner (or lunch) is provided. A candidate who holds another award may expect to receive a supplementary payment from the College, provided this is allowed by the award-giving body. The College is sometimes able to assist in the provision of housing for Research Fellows, subject to availability.
  • Research Fellows may join the University's Superannuation Scheme, and the College is prepared, where appropriate, to make a contribution to university fees.
  • A Research Fellow may be invited to undertake a small amount of undergraduate teaching during Term, but will not be permitted to undertake other paid work or to hold other offices and awards except by permission of the College Council.
  • Remuneration for a Research Fellow is set by reference to the Cambridge general stipend and salary scale. Steps 28 (£21,585), 30 (£22,876) and 32 (£24,285) are applied respectively over the three years of Fellowship, which will incorporate a cap at the year 2 level of Step 30, if a PhD has not been awarded by the end of that second year. The remuneration is subject to a deduction if the Fellow is resident in College. A Research Fellow not resident in College will receive a 'living-out' allowance of £3,241 per annum. Children's allowances are payable, at present at the rate of £1,325 a year for each child in the custody of and maintained by a Research Fellow, up to a maximum of £3,975 a year for three or more such children. Free dinner (or lunch) is provided. A candidate who holds another award may expect to receive a supplementary payment from the College, provided this is allowed by the award-giving body. The College is sometimes able to assist in the provision of housing for Research Fellows, subject to availability.
  • Research Fellows may join the University's Superannuation Scheme, and the College is prepared, where appropriate, to make a contribution to university fees.
  • A Research Fellow may be invited to undertake a small amount of undergraduate teaching during Term, but will not be permitted to undertake other paid work or to hold other offices and awards except by permission of the College Council.


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August 13, 2018
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