Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships, All Souls College

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships 2016 (Five-year, non-renewable)

All Souls College, University of Oxford

Application deadline: 9th September

The College intends to elect up to five Post-Doctoral Research Fellows on Saturday, 21 January 2017. The Fellowships will be open to candidates in the following subjects only: Life Sciences; Theoretical Physical Sciences (broadly defined); Classical Studies; Modern Languages; Literature in English; and Philosophy. Successful candidates will be expected to take up their Fellowships on 1 October 2017 or such other date as may be agreed in advance with the College.


Normally, the College will only accept applications from those who have been awarded their doctorate since 1 August 2014 or expect to have been awarded their doctorate by 1 October 2017. (Doctoral award should be taken as the date of the successful defence of your doctoral dissertation at a viva voce examination or where there is no viva, the date of award on the degree certificate.) If you believe there are special reasons (e.g. grave illness, parental leave) why you think these normal eligibility criteria should be waived in your case, you are encouraged to submit your application well before the 9 September 2016 deadline, including details for consideration by the Eligibility Panel.

Job Description

The primary duty of a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow is to pursue in Oxford an independent programme of advanced study and research for publication as approved by the College at the time of election. Leave of absence to work away from Oxford may be granted on the recommendation of the College’s Academic Purposes Committee, but only where the Committee is satisfied that such leave is necessary for the pursuit of the Fellow’s programme of research.

Fellows are required to report regularly to the Academic Purposes Committee on their progress towards completion of their approved research programme within the term of the Fellowship. The College does not, however, regard Fellows as tied indissolubly to that particular programme and will be willing to entertain applications to vary it. Post-Doctoral Research Fellows are also encouraged to undertake appropriate lecturing, teaching and supervision of research in the University.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellows are full Fellows of the College and members of its governing body. As such, they are expected to attend and participate in all College meetings and may be required to serve on College committees and assist with the annual Prize Fellowship examinations. As the College is a charity of which the Fellows are trustees, the successful applicants must be eligible to be Charity Trustees and discharge this responsibility effectively – see Becoming a trustee – Charity Commission.

For more information and to apply, click here.


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