An opportunity is available for a Research Fellowship in Classics, starting on 1 October 2019 and tenable for two years. The Fellowship is open to graduates of any university and of any age; it is however intended to support those at an early stage of their academic career, and will normally be awarded to a candidate who has recently completed a Ph.D or is close to completion. The stipend payable will range from £20,275 to £22,659 per annum for Research Fellows who have not yet obtained their Ph.D and from £21,414 to £24,029 per annum for post-doctoral Research Fellows and is pensionable under USS.  Seniority and qualifications determine the Research Fellow’s starting point on the scale.

The appointed Research Fellow will also be required to provide the equivalent of six hours of paid supervision teaching per week during the twenty weeks of the teaching year. This is to cover a temporary teaching need arising from the current Classics College Teaching Officer being on research leave funded by the Isaac Newton Trust. This stipend will be in the range of £6,079 to £7,922 per annum.  The person will also be expected to contribute to college outreach activities and will be a member of the Lawrence Room Committee.

The Research Fellow may also act as Director of Studies in Classics at Girton College. There is an additional (pensionable) stipend of £152.68 per student per year.

Further details of the appointment and the online application process are available from the College website at  Applications should be sent to [email protected].  Applicants should submit a cover letter and CV (including details of publications and teaching experience) and a statement of not more than 1000 words summarizing the applicant’s present and future research. The closing date for applications is noon on Monday 5 August 2019.  Shortlisted candidates will be notified no later than Wednesday 7 August 2019 and will be asked to ensure that their referees submit a reference to the HR Manager no later than Monday 12 August 2019.  Shortlisted candidates may also be required to submit examples of their work by the same date.  Interviews will be held on Tuesday 13 August 2019.  Where necessary, interviews may be conducted via Skype or telephone.