Fellowship by Examination (JRF)

Oxford, Oxfordshire (GB)
11 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
12 Oct 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time



The College proposes to elect up to four Fellows by Examination (elsewhere known as Junior Research Fellows (JRF)). The successful candidates will already have demonstrated outstanding promise in their research. 

Each Fellowship is tenable for three years at a stipend currently starting at £22,091 per annum, subject to an annual cost of living award, and partnered accommodation in College free of charge or, alternatively, a taxable housing allowance currently set at £15,000 per annum. During the first two years of appointment, the Fellow is a member of the Governing Body of the College, and for all three years of appointment is entitled to: free lunches and dinners in College and a research allowance. Fellows by Examination are expected to live in the Oxford area, and their research base must be in Oxford.

Candidates should have an Honours degree or an equivalent qualification and have completed, or be near to completing, a doctorate or other post-graduate research.  Applications are invited from those who expect to have submitted their doctoral thesis for viva voce examination by 1 October 2018, or those with a doctorate who submitted their doctoral thesis for viva voce examination on or after 12 October 2016. Those who formally submitted their doctoral thesis for viva voce examination before 12 October 2016 are not eligible unless they have since had a career break (e.g. a period of parental leave, family commitments, or illness) or there are other exceptional circumstances. No applicant who has been appointed to a permanent academic post in an institution of higher education at any time in their career will be eligible.

Main duties and responsibilities: Independent research in an academic subject.

Skills and experience required: Research experience in an academic subject.

Applications should be made electronically at The closing date is UK time 12 noon on Thursday 12 October 2017, and applications must be completed on or before that time.

The Fellow may, with the leave of the Governing Body, engage in teaching up to a maximum of 20 hours weekly and, if teaching, would normally be expected to give priority to the College's own teaching needs.

Magdalen College is an equal opportunities employer.  Further information can be obtained from the College web site, at