Churchill College Postdoctoral By-Fellowships 2023

Churchill College Postdoctoral
By-Fellowships 2023

Churchill College intends to appoint up to 16 Postdoctoral By-Fellows
from the community of postdoctoral researchers of the University of
Cambridge and its associated research institutes. The appointments will
be for up to three years from 1st October 2023.


Postdoctoral By-Fellows contribute to a significant community of postdocs among the
Churchill Fellowship. The College currently has 32 Postdoctoral By-Fellows to which
we wish to further add and strengthen. Postdoctoral By-Fellows at Churchill College
are full members of the Senior Common Room, possess generous dining rights, have
access to sports and music facilities, and varied opportunities for participation in the
academic and social life of the College. Research expenses can be claimed up to £1000
p.a. The positions involve no formal teaching requirement, although it is expected that
appointees will interact with postgraduate students through the College’s informal
mentoring scheme as well as contribute to the College’s academic mission in other
ways. Opportunities for undergraduate teaching may be available in some subjects
and can be explored through discussion with relevant Directors of Study. No stipend
or honorarium is payable, and no College accommodation is provided. Postdoctoral
By-Fellows should not simultaneously be a member of another college.

One of the By-Fellowships awarded this round will be reserved for candidates in STEM
disciplines who can demonstrate a commitment to sustainability and express a
willingness to continue that mission in College. The Sustainability By-Fellow has access
to a further £1000p.a. to support academic activity within this theme. The College
currently has two Sustainability By-Fellows with whom the new Fellow will be
expected to coordinate with.


Applications are welcomed in any subject. Applicants must hold a salaried
postdoctoral position or personal fellowship in the University or one of its associated
research institutes, with tenure for at least two years from the date of application,
that is until June 2025. Appointments will be made on the basis of academic
distinction and potential contribution to the academic community at Churchill College.
The College would be very pleased to accept applications from underrepresented
groups, and, in addition, candidates working in the fields of sustainability, equality and
diversity, and postcolonial studies.


Application is by CV and letter, in which, in no more than 750 words (excluding
references, footnotes and endnotes), applicants should describe their research and its
importance, and what they will bring to the Churchill academic community. The nature
and tenure of their current position should be clearly stated. Applicants must also
arrange for two academic referees to write directly to the College on their behalf. It
is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure that the referee submits their reference
by the closing date.

Applications and references must be received by the Fellowship Administrator at
Churchill College, by Friday 16 th June 2023