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British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships 2014

The British Academy has announced its timetable for this year’s Postdoctoral Fellowships competition, with a first stage closing date of 5pm on 8th October. If you are thinking of making an application for a Fellowship at Cambridge in the Faculty of English or Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, we advise that you make informal contact now with Professor Steve Connor for English ( or Dr Rosalind Love for ASNC ( to discuss your project.  You should include a statement as to why you think Cambridge is an appropriate academic home for your project, so that we can ensure that there is a good fit with our activities.  If agreement is given in principle, we will then require a draft copy of your application in the format that the British Academy requires, and members of the Faculty’s Research Policy and Support Committee will then take a final view on which applications the Faculty will support.

The timetable for applications is as follows:

Informal enquiries to be made by Thursday 11 September
Draft applications to be received by Thursday 18 September
Decisions made and communicated to potential applicants no later than Wednesday 3 October.

For more information about the application process, please contact the Faculty Administrator, Vicky Aldred (

For more information about the Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme and the British Academy’s application process, please see:

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August 28th, 2014 at 5:12 pm

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College Teaching Officer in English – Gonville & Caius

One-Year Fixed Term Career Development Post

Gonville and Caius College (University of Cambridge) seeks to appoint a one-year fixed-term career development CTO (College Teaching Officer) in English from 1st September 2014 to replace Dr Deborah Bowman, who has been awarded a Newton Trust Research Leave Sabbatical.

Caius is seeking an individual who could teach any aspect of Part I of the new English Tripos, but candidates with experience teaching one or more of the following papers may be at an advantage: Practical Criticism and Critical Practice, English Literature and its Contexts, 1300-1550, English Literature and its Contexts, 1660­-1870, English Literature and its Contexts, 1830-1945, English Literature and its Contexts, 1870-present.

The successful candidate will be elected to a Bye-Fellowship, which carries with it dining and other privileges, and will be expected to teach for ten hours a week in Full Term, to direct studies for Part I of the Tripos, to assist with admissions interviews, and to engage in research. The salary will be £19,806.

The post is open to men and women; appointment will be for a single fixed term of one year only. Application is by letter and CV; there is no application form. Completed applications should be sent by electronic mail (PDF or Word document format) by 1 July 2014 to Candidates are also asked to arrange for two supporting references to be sent to the same address, and by the same date. It is hoped that interviews will take place in mid-July.

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June 13th, 2014 at 9:40 am

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