Research Fellowships, St John’s College

Research Fellowships

St John’s College, University of Cambridge

Application deadline: 17:00 3rd October 2016 (BST)

  • Applications are invited for Research Fellowships intended for outstanding researchers early in their careers. The Fellowships offer an opportunity to carry out independent research in a stimulating and supportive academic environment. Applications will be accepted from any graduate of a university within or outside the United Kingdom. All candidates should note that these Research Fellowships are extremely competitive and typically less than one candidate in 100 is successful.
  • 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 been awarded their PhD Degree after 1 October 2015. Candidates who do not fulfil these criteria are unlikely to be considered.
  • Candidates holding a fellowship or other post-doctoral stipend awarded by a Research Council or other similar body may apply. No person who holds a Fellowship at a Cambridge College (other than a Fellowship without stipend) may apply.
  • Candidates who are shortlisted by the College Council in November 2016 will be required to upload and submit their writings to the College. No interviews are held and the rigorous assessment of written work is of primary importance.
  • Shortlisted candidates in the sciences will be required to submit a statement on headed notepaper signed by the prospective Head of Department signifying his or her willingness to accommodate the Research Fellow, if elected. This statement must accompany the written work submitted by the candidate.
  • Shortlisted candidates who accept a stipendiary Fellowship from another Cambridge College will be deemed to have withdrawn from St John’s College’s Research Fellowships competition.
  • The election will be made no later than 16 January 2017.

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Research Fellowships, St. John’s College

Research Fellowships

St John’s College, University of Cambridge

Application deadline: 17:00 3rd October 2016 (BST)

  • Successful candidates will enter into their Fellowships on 1 October 2017 or such earlier date as may be agreed with the College and will vacate them on 30 September 2020 or three years after the commencement of the Fellowship if earlier. Tenure will normally be extended for a fourth year following application to the College Council.
  • The annual salary of Fellows who are not full-time students working for a degree or other qualification is at present on the scale £26,537 to £28,982, and Fellows are permitted to receive additional remuneration for up to six hours’ College or University teaching a week. Fellows who are full-time students will receive a reduced salary until completion of their courses. The salary for a Fellow who has other remunerations (other than that for up to six hours of College or University teaching) will be reduced by the total amount of this remuneration.
  • Fellows may apply for grants to assist with the cost of their research, including obtaining academic material, travel expenses and the cost of extended periods of research if based outside Cambridge. Conference grants and book allowances are also available.
  • Office accommodation is provided for Fellows who do not live in College. Fellows wishing to reside with a partner/family will be eligible for a housing allowance. Fellows wishing to live in College are provided with residential accommodation with charges for services and supplies. Fellows are entitled to a maximum of 90 free lunches/dinners in each quarter of a year.

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Lecturer, St John’s College, Oxford

Stipendiary Lecturership in Classical Archaelogy

St John’s College, Oxford

Application deadline: 20th June 2016

St. John’s College intends to appoint a Stipendiary Lecturer in Classical Archaeology for the period 1st October 2016 – 30th September 2018. This is a temporary, fixed-term position pending decisions to be made by the College about teaching provision in the subject in the longer term.

The successful candidate will be required to teach up to six hours of undergraduate tutorials per week during term and to share responsibility for administrative and pastoral duties for undergraduates reading for the Classical Archaeology and Ancient History degree, Literae Humaniores and various Joint Schools. They will also be expected to take part in the annual undergraduate admissions exercise.

Candidates should be able to teach options in Greek and Roman Archaeology both for the First Public Examination and for Finals (preference will be given to those able to teach Greek Art and Archaeology ca. 500-300 BC and / or Art in the Roman Empire), to contribute to the teaching of Texts and Contexts for Honour Moderations in Classics, which is done jointly by the Classics teaching team, and to contribute to the supervision of final year museum projects of the Classical Archaeology and Ancient History students. Details of the undergraduate syllabus in Classical Archaeology can be found here. Preference will be given to candidates who have, or expect to have completed by 1st October 2016, a doctorate in Archaeology.

The salary will be £12,885 per annum (subject to revision in line with any general salary increases), Full dining rights throughout the period of appointment will be offered. A teaching room will be provided and research and entertainment allowances are also available. Information about St John’s College is available on the College website.

The closing date for receipt of applications is noon on Monday 20th June 2016. Please view the Further particulars for the post, including information about the application procedure. We would appreciate it if you also submit our voluntary Recruitment Monitoring Form as part of the application.

The appointment will be subject to the provision of proof of the right to work in the UK. This role will not attract sufficient points to obtain a sponsored tier 2 visa under the points based immigration system, however applications are welcome from candidates who don’t currently have the right to work in the UK, but who would be eligible to obtain a visa via another route.