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Research Fellowship in the study of Race and Anti-Racism


Gonville & Caius College gives notice of its intention to elect a Research Fellow in the study of Race and Anti-Racism. Research Fellowships are awarded to individuals with exceptionally strong academic records. The successful candidate may work in any discipline, including the sciences, arts, humanities and social sciences. The candidate's research will need to advance the college's commitment to anti-racist scholarship, learning and teaching. It may consider the constructions, uses and, experience of race - in any discipline or over any period of time or in any language or literature. Their research may study the nature of anti-racism, including but not restricted to its historical, legal, technological, economic, philosophical, anthropological, global, political and sociological dimensions. This post is open to early career researchers who have not held a permanent post in any university.


The Fellowship will be tenable for four years from 1 October 2021.  Research Fellows have the full entitlement of Fellows; they are expected to spend the tenure of their Fellowship in Cambridge and to contribute to the life of the College. Permission may be granted for periods of research away from Cambridge.


The current stipend of a Research Fellow is £21,784, rising by three annual increments to £24,438. In addition, the College offers free or subsidised accommodation (some of it suitable for double occupancy), where available, and 10 free meals per week.  There are also opportunities for College teaching (up to six hours per week), which attracts extra payment.  Certain research expenses may be reimbursed.  Research Fellows who choose to live outside the College are eligible for a housing allowance.


Candidates must submit with their application a body of written work to be judged by external assessors, up to 80,000 words (published or unpublished). The College is concerned with the quality rather than the quantity of work submitted, but it is important that sufficient material be available. Given the College’s commitment to equality and diversity, we are especially keen to encourage applications from candidates with a Black and Minority Ethnic background, including those of African and Caribbean heritage.


Applications must be completed by Friday 22 January 2021.  The election will be held on Friday 19 March 2021 and candidates should ensure that they will be available for interview on that day if so required. Candidates invited for interview should be aware that the College requires those offered a Fellowship to accept or decline at the time that they receive an offer, which will be made later on the day of the interview.


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