SELWYN COLLEGE INTENDS TO APPOINT UP TO SIX TREVELYAN NON-STIPENDIARY COLLEGE RESEARCH ASSOCIATES FROM THE COMMUNITY OF RESEARCHERS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE AND ITS ASSOCIATED RESEARCH INSTITUTES FROM SEPTEMBER 2019. THEY MAY BE IN ANY SUBJECT.

WE ARE COMMITTED TO EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES AND POSITIVELY WELCOME APPLICATIONS FROM ALL SECTIONS AND BACKGROUNDS OF SOCIETY AS THIS HELPS US TO MAINTAIN A DIVERSE ACADEMIC COMMUNITY AND FOSTER AN ENVIRONMENT THAT IS TRULY DYNAMIC AND ENGAGING FOR ALL.

Applicants must at the time of appointment have been awarded their PhD, and may be graduates of any University. They must at the time of appointment, and for the duration of the appointment, be employed by the University of Cambridge or an associated institute in a research role. Preference will be given to researchers who intend to be present in Cambridge for most or all of their appointment and to those who hold awards made in national or international competitions for the purpose of conducting research, and including such awards as University Research Fellowships or Career Development Awards. There are no conditions of age or subject attached to these positions, but candidates would most usually be early in their research career and not yet in a tenured post. In exceptional cases the College may offer a candidate a Non-Stipendiary Research Fellowship.

The College welcomes the involvement of Trevelyan Research Associates in the intellectual and academic life of Selwyn. The dining rights of Research Associates are up to three free meals per week at High Table (lunch or dinner) with additional meals or guests at the Research Associate’s own expense; Research Associates are also invited to various College events and functions. It is expected that a Research Associate will conduct supervisions for the College, which shall be remunerated at the standard rates with the addition of the per-supervision augmentation allowed to College Lecturers. No stipend or honorarium is payable and there is no entitlement to an office or accommodation. Research Associates will be eligible for a research and travel allowance (to help, for example, with funding for attendance at research conferences) and computer loans, and they may book supervision rooms without charge through the College.

Selection for Research Associates will be based upon academic track record and their ability to contribute to the educational and intellectual life of Selwyn College. The principal areas in which it is hoped they will contribute are in support of the College’s following activities:

(i)    Undergraduate teaching, through supervisions and classes;

(ii)   Research activities, including giving seminars and providing advice and guidance to research students and to undergraduates contemplating moving into academic research;

(iii)  Outreach, widening participation and undergraduate selection;

(iv)  Public engagement and activities organised by the College’s Development Office, for example public interest lectures or writing pieces disseminated through the College’s publications or social media.

The appointment shall be coterminous with the postdoctoral or other tenure as an award-holder in the University of Cambridge. The Research Associate positions will normally be tenable for three years unless the post-holder shall leave University employment sooner. Reappointment will be possible at the discretion of the College Council providing that the Research Associate shall continue to hold an award within the University of Cambridge. Applications will not normally be considered from candidates whose funding is not guaranteed beyond September 2020.

Application is by letter and c.v. to be sent as a single PDF by email with subject heading “Trevelyan Research Associates” to the Master’s Assistant, Selwyn College, (masters-assistant@sel.cam.ac.uk ) by 12.00 noon on Friday 31 May 2019. The c.v. should include a list of publications. The precise nature and tenure of the candidate’s current position or any position they are about to take up should also be clearly stated. The letter should include a statement in two parts. The first should be a statement of no more than 500 words, intelligible to academics in any discipline, outlining present and future research and/or teaching career plans. The second should outline in not more than 250 words the area(s) in which you would hope to contribute to the educational and intellectual life of the College. Two references are required; the applicant should ask their referees to write directly to the above address by the application deadline. The College may call candidates for interview.

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