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Smuts Visiting Research Fellowship (Fixed Term)


Smuts Visiting Research Fellowship in Commonwealth Studies, 2020-21, University of Cambridge

Limit of tenure: 9 months

Contribution to expenses: £41,526 p.a (pro rata) plus additional £6000 for travel and related costs.

The Smuts Management Committee invites applications for a non-renewable Smuts Visiting Research Fellowship in Commonwealth Studies, tenable for 9 months commencing 1st October 2020.

The successful applicant will be expected to pursue research in the field of Commonwealth Studies. The successful applicant will be expected to pursue research in the field of Commonwealth Studies, including Commonwealth related aspects of archaeology, anthropology, economics, history, human geography, law, literature, oriental studies, sociology, politics and social psychology. The Fellow is expected to advance Commonwealth Studies in Cambridge principally by pursuing research, as well as by taking part in seminars and equivalent activities within the University.

The Managers expect that the person appointed would be intending to come to Cambridge to work on a project that builds on existing research for which a period of residence in Cambridge is demonstrably appropriate, although they would not rule out a new piece of work that is expected to be completed by the end of the 9 month tenure of the Fellowship.

Candidates should be members of staff of a University, or similar institution, outside of the UK. The person appointed will be expected to have obtained a PhD (or equivalent) or be working at post-doctoral level with established or emerging international reputations.

Please do not apply without consulting the Further Particulars. The closing date for applications is the 19th December 2019. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application in March 2020. 

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Informal enquiries regarding this position should be made to Lucy Gager at lhg29@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference AK21439 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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