Isaac Newton Trust Academic Career Development Fellowship in Social Anthropology (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge
June 03, 2024
Offerd Salary:£36,024 - £44,263
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Isaac Newton Trust Academic Career Development Fellowship in Social

Anthropology (Fixed Term)

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

The Department of Social Anthropology seeks to appoint an Isaac Newton Trust Academic Career Development Fellow in Social Anthropology, with a focus on medical anthropology broadly defined. The Fellowship is a new opportunity for exceptional scholars to contribute to both research and teaching within a Faculty and College environment, offering excellent preparation for subsequent academic appointments at Cambridge or elsewhere.

The Fellowship is offered through partnership between the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge, and Hughes Hall, Cambridge, with co- terminous appointments of a 70% of full time contract at the Department of Social Anthropology and a 30% of full time contract at Hughes Hall.

The position is at Grade 7 (£36,024 - £44,263 per annum), with a starting salary of between £36,204 - £39,347 per annum depending on experience.

As an Isaac Newton Trust Academic Career Development Fellow, you will have an opportunity to:

  • enjoy protected time for an independent research project;
  • be embedded in a Department research and teaching culture;
  • teach in Colleges in small groups;
  • in some cases, act as a College Director of Studies;
  • teach undergraduate and/or Masters students in a Department setting;
  • be mentored by Department members in academic skills (teaching, research, publication, grant applications, academic administration).
  • Eligible candidates will be at an early stage of their career with typically less than three years' experience post-PhD/equivalent, exclusive of any career breaks. You will either already hold a PhD, or have an equivalent qualification, or will have submitted your doctoral dissertation by the Fellowship application deadline.

    You will be expected to propose a personal research project appropriate for the duration of the Fellowship.

    You will be able to demonstrate an appetite for enquiry and an enthusiasm for teaching at all levels. You will have the ability to balance competing priorities across the full range of Fellowship activities and to build effective relationships with students, academic and professional staff across the collegiate University.

    The Fellowship is offered to afford each Fellow Department experience (including the research component) on a contract at 25.9 hours per week, coupled with a separate College contract for 11.25 hours per week. The Fellowship is available for a fixed duration of 3 years. Fellows of Hughes Hall are expected to participate in the social and intellectual life of the College through attending academic events, appearing at mealtimes, and contributing to teaching and research activities.

    Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

    Please upload the following: - Curriculum Vitae including a list of publications - covering letter including a statement of your research, not more than 1500 words - the contact details of two referees

    Informal queries about this position may be directed to [email protected]

    Please quote reference JB41561 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

    The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

    The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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    Department of Social Anthropology


    £36,024-£44,263 pro rata






    10 May 2024

    Closing date

    3 June 2024

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