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Cook-Crone Research Bye-Fellowship

The role
Gonville & Caius College invites applications for research in one of the following fields:

  • Biblical studies, including Rabbinics and Patristics
  • The comparative study of religion
  • Ancient Eastern languages and literature
  • The History and Social Anthropology of Asian Especially Near and Middle Eastern Societies Before the Advent of Industry

The Bye-Fellowship is a limited-term appointment for the purpose of carrying out some specific research project, free of other commitments. This one-year position is open to established researchers, including those on leave or on secondment from university posts. The successful candidate will have done a minimum of five years of research since their PhD and will normally have produced significant published work. The Bye-Fellowship is tenable from 1 October 2021 (or such other date as may be agreed with the successful candidate).

The post cannot be held in conjunction with any other appointment or award, but a limited amount of paid College teaching, and occasional lecturing and examining are normally allowed.

The Bye-Fellowship comes with a possible stipend of up to £30,000. Up to ten free meals per week in College will also be provided, where available. The College offers free or subsidised accommodation (some of it suitable for double occupancy), subject to availability. The Bye-Fellow is expected to reside in Cambridge, but research trips may be permitted. The funds may be used to supplement an existing salary, pay pension contributions, or as a research grant.

Further particulars can be downloaded - here

To apply
Please send to the Master’s Secretary, to arrive not later than Monday 1 March 2021:

1. A curriculum vitae
2. A covering letter indicating:
   (a)Education, qualifications and a list of publications
   (b)Appointment and awards held
   (c)Stipend or other financial assistance receivable after 1 October 2021
   (d)Any appointments or awards applied for and not yet decided
   (e)Subject of proposed research and outline of programme (no more than 1,000 words)
   (f)Any plans for travel or publications, with estimated cost
   (g)Any other evidence that the candidate may wish to submit (no more than 500 words)
3.Please also arrange for two referees to send a reference for you directly to Master’s Secretary, by the closing date. (References will not be accepted if received from candidates.)

Equality of Opportunity
4. Candidates are requested to submit an equal opportunities form with their application documents this can be downloaded - here

Entry into a position with the College will be determined only by personal merit and the application of criteria which are related to the duties of the post and the relevant salary structure. In all cases, ability to perform the job will be the primary consideration. No applicant shall be discriminated against because of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.

During the applications process candidates are requested to complete the Equality & Diversity section as part of our Equal Opportunities Policy and monitoring process. The contents of this form will not be disclosed to the selection or interview panels and all applicant data is managed in accordance with our data protection policy.