Junior Research Fellowship in Egyptology

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire (GB)
22 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
03 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time


Lady Wallis Budge
Junior Research Fellowship in Egyptology

Further Particulars

Christ’s College, Cambridge invites applications for a Junior Research Fellowship in Egyptology supported by the Lady Wallis Budge Fund. It will be tenable for four years from not later than 1 October 2019 and is not renewable.

A Junior Research Fellowship is intended for a researcher early in their career and offers an opportunity to carry out novel research in a stimulating academic environment.  Applications are invited from candidates who hold a first degree, or a higher degree, or who are studying for a higher degree.  Candidates should not hold or have held a stipendiary research fellowship at another Oxford or Cambridge College. The successful candidate is expected to be either a graduate student, probably in the latter stages of their research leading to a PhD Degree (or equivalent), or a post-doctoral researcher who has completed their PhD Degree after January 2017. Preference may be given to applicants who have completed less than 6 years of full-time research. The Fellowship may be held for a period not exceeding four years which may be split by a period, or periods, of intermission (unpaid) not exceeding a total of two years in duration, to enable the holder to pursue research away from Cambridge.

The stipend for a Junior Research Fellow is currently £24,771 (with a PhD) and £20,275 (without a PhD), provided that the Fellow is not paid from elsewhere (other than remuneration for up to six hours College or University teaching a week). Fellows living out of College receive a non-pensionable living-out allowance of £4,493 (with a PhD) or £2,056 (without a PhD). The stipend for a Fellow who has additional emoluments (other than that for up to six hours teaching) will be reduced by the total amount of pay received.

In addition to pursuing research, it is hoped that the Research Fellow will take a full part in College life and activities. Where appropriate they are encouraged to undertake some undergraduate teaching during term, for which payment will be made at normal supervision rates. The Research Fellow will be a member of the Governing Body, eligible to sit on College committees, with the full privileges of a Fellow. Privileges include seven free meals per week, the possibility of financial support for expenses associated with their research, use of a study room or, where appropriate, accommodation in College.

It should be noted that a successful candidate for a stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship who does not have an automatic right to work in the United Kingdom (including anyone who is completing a PhD at an overseas institution) will be subject to the visa requirements of the United Kingdom. The College will give informal advice and assistance but ultimately it will be the responsibility of the candidate to obtain the necessary visa.

Applications should be sent to to arrive no later than noon on Thursday 3rd January 2019 and should include a curriculum vitae with details of qualifications, publications and experience, a research statement and the names and addresses of two persons who have agreed to act as academic referees. Candidates must arrange for their referees to send their reference directly to so that references are received by the same closing date of noon on Thursday 3rd January 2019. Candidates shortlisted for this position (expected to be advised by Monday 14th January 2019) will be required to submit to the College samples of their written work (not exceeding 20,000 words) for assessment by Monday 21st January 2019 and selected candidates may be invited to the College for interview in the week commencing 4th March 2019.