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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program in Archaeology 2019-2022, UK

Publish Date: Feb 01, 2019

Deadline: Feb 28, 2019

McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research

Renfrew Fellowship: Three-year Post-doctoral Research Fellowship

in Archaeology in Partnership with Homerton College

The McDonald Institute invites applications for the fourth 'Renfrew Fellowship' in archaeology, to be held in association with a Junior Research Fellowship at Homerton College. Named in honour of the Institute's founding Director, Professor Colin Renfrew, this three-year Postdoctoral Fellowship will consist of a stipend at Research Associate level. Homerton College will provide rent-free accommodation plus associated benefits as specified in the Further Particulars. An allowance of £6,000 p.a. will be provided for a Fellow who wishes to live out. In addition, the Fellow will be entitled to up to £2,000 p.a. research expenses (jointly provided through the McDonald Institute and Homerton College), for conference attendance, travel for training etc and the opportunity to apply through open competition for up to £5,000 p.a. for fieldwork funds from the D. M. McDonald Grants and Awards Fund. The successful applicant will take up his/her fellowship on 1 October 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Applicants must have been awarded their PhD a maximum of 7 years prior to the closing date shown below, and have had their PhD successfully examined by the same date. They should propose an intellectually innovative, well-focused research project within any field of archaeology, broadly construed. The successful applicant will, by carrying out that project, complement and enhance the research profile of archaeology at Cambridge and will also help to stimulate and shape the postdoctoral research culture of the Institute.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Applications are a two-stage process (see further particulars by following the link below for details). Please do not apply without consulting the further particulars as these give you essential information about the procedure and the documents you need to submit. Informal enquiries may be addressed to Emma Jarman (

Please quote reference JC17917 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Homerton College

Homerton College is the biggest College of the University of Cambridge by student numbers, and the newest. Although it has a long history as an independent institution – first as a training college for religious ministry and more recently as a renowned teacher-training institution – it became a full College of the University only recently, in 2010.

The College currently has about 57 academic staff (Fellows), 560 undergraduate students, and 350 graduate students. Students are admitted into a broad range of subjects. Homerton College was founded in London in 1768 and moved to Cambridge in 1894; in 2018 the College celebrated its 250th Anniversary. The College is located on a large and leafy campus in South Cambridge, close to Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the railway station.

How to apply

Selection of the successful candidate will be a two-stage process. We request initial outline applications by 28th February 2019 and will request full applications (with more detailed project descriptions) from selected candidates in mid-late March, to be submitted by midnight on 24th April 2019. Interviews will take place in mid-late May 2019. In the initial online cover sheet please include the names and contact details of TWO academic referees. We will request references for long-listed applicants during stage 2 of the application process. In addition to the cover sheet information you will be asked to fill in online, please upload:

1. A one-page letter of application describing your experience and research interests.

2. A 750-word proposal for a post-doctoral research project achievable within the three years’ tenure and presenting the research question, broader intellectual framework, claims to significance and originality, analyses to be undertaken and provisional publication plans. A budget is not required at this stage. The 750 words exclude the bibliography.

3. A curriculum vitae including a list of publications.

For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.

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