Junior Research Fellowships – Geography

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  • Queens’ College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK View on Map
  • Post Date: July 29, 2019
  • Apply Before : September 6, 2019
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  • Experience Fresh
  • Gender Any
  • Industry Research/ Development
  • Qualifications Bachelor's Degree

Job Description

The College intends to appoint two Junior Research Fellows (JRFs), from three separate competitions, from 1 October 2020.  One competition is open to graduates who are members of Queens’ College engaged in research in any field. The other two are open to eligible graduates who are engaged in research in either of the following subject areas: Geography (with special focus on technology and/or violence and/or global inequality; and English (with special focus on twentieth-century and contemporary English Literature).

The purpose of the Junior Research Fellowships is to offer early-career academics of exceptional intellectual calibre the opportunity to pursue research for up to three years at Queens’ College, Cambridge. The College is a particularly attractive environment for research. The academic expertise sustained by the fellowship and the postgraduate community is especially diverse, and the College library is an important international resource for scholarship.

JRFs are intended to be early-career appointments open to graduates who are well advanced in their doctoral research or those who have recently completed it, and they may be stipendiary or non-stipendiary. JRFs will receive mentoring within the College. We will make all reasonable efforts to help JRFs to receive professional and academic mentoring within the appropriate department or faculty, or other affiliated institution of the University of Cambridge.

JRFs are members of the Senior Common Room and they expected to play an active part in the community of the College. They are welcome to undertake a modicum of teaching by arrangement with the Senior Tutor.

The Fellowship is stipendiary if the appointee is to engage in full time research. Annual salary starts at £22,659 for a postdoctoral appointment (or £19,625 for a pre-doctoral appointment), together with benefits worth over £4,429 p.a. Candidates who have recently taken up, or are about to take up, a salaried postdoctoral research position within the University of Cambridge are eligible and welcome to apply for a non-stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship. Successful candidates will be encouraged to take an active part in the academic life of the relevant department of the University of Cambridge.

Applications Procedure

Applications are to be submitted electronically via our online application system: https://app.casc.cam.ac.uk/fas_live/qu_jrf.aspx

Completed applications must be submitted via the online system no later than 1200 on Friday 6 September 2019. Applicants are entirely responsible for ensuring the completeness of their applications. Neither incomplete nor late applications will be considered.


Interviews will be held on Thursday 28 November 2019.


If you, your research supervisor or your referees have any queries about the online application procedure or are unable to use the online application form, please contact Miss Beverley Harris by e-mail ([email protected]) or telephone (01223 331941 or +44 1223 331941) for further advice.

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