Junior Research Fellowship in African Studies

Junior Research Fellowship in African Studies

King's College wishes to appoint, with effect from 1st October 2010, a Junior Research Fellow in African Studies. This is defined as the disciplines of humanities and social sciences as applied to the study of the African continent, including history, social anthropology, human geography, politics, literary and cultural studies, and development studies. The successful candidate will be associated with the University’s Centre of African Studies, an internationally renowned interdisciplinary research centre established in 1965 (www.african.cam.ac.uk). He/she would be expected to participate in the Centre’s activities and to contribute up to 6 hours of teaching a week to a new interdisciplinary M.Phil in African Studies which will be launched in October 2010. Further enquiries about the Centre and the M.Phil may be directed to Professor Megan Vaughan at mav26@cam.ac.uk.

A Junior Research Fellowship is a faculty-level postdoctoral position that is tenable for up to 4 years. Applications are welcome from graduates of any university. Candidates will usually have completed their PhD, and must have undertaken not more than 2 years of postdoctoral work by 1 October 2010.

The basic salary attached to the Fellowship is £19,030 to £23,105 per annum, depending on age and academic qualification. The basic salary can be supplemented by undertaking teaching within the College. The additional remuneration obtained in this way would usually lie in the range £2,000 to £4,000 per annum, depending on the amount of teaching undertaken.

The College offers generous help with accommodation. This takes one of three forms: single accommodation in College at a generously subsidized rent, or a shared-equity scheme, or a salary supplement of £4,000 per annum for those living out of College. A Junior Research Fellow has the right to take free meals in College for most of the year. The holder of the Fellowship can apply for research support of up to £1,000 per annum. This can be used for attending conferences, visiting other academic institutions and other such expenses. Some support for preschool children is also available.

Details of the Method of application are available. The closing date for applications is Friday 13 November 2009. Short-listed candidates must be available for interview on Friday 22 January 2010.

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