University College invites applications for the Lady Wallis Budge Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in Egyptology, tenable for a period of three years from 1 September 2013. The Fellowship will be awarded within any area of Egyptology.
Junior Research Fellowships are intended to provide opportunities for outstanding academics at the beginning of their careers. Univ has at any time between 8 and 10 JRFs in any of the subjects in which it has Fellows and Lecturers, several of which are funded by Old Members of the College. JRFs play an important part in the intellectual and social lives of the College. Further details about the research of current Fellows can be found here.
The primary criterion for appointment will be research excellence. Candidates must have a strong educational record; be approaching the end of their doctoral research or have recently begun post-doctoral study; have research expertise as demonstrated by publications, or demonstrate promise of such achievement; and have a coherent plan of research for the duration of the fellowship.
The primary duty of the post is to carry out research. While the College is careful to protect the research time of its JRFs, the College will use its best efforts to provide access to a limited amount of teaching, in the interest of the Fellow’s career development, and the Fellow may be able to participate in related academic activities of the College, such as undergraduate admissions or schools liaison work, for which additional remuneration will be offered.
Candidates must be confident that they will have obtained their doctorates by the start of their appointment. Conversely, this position is not intended for those who have already held another stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship or equivalent (such as a Career Development Fellowship), or for those who obtained their doctorates more than two years prior to the application date.
The current stipend for a Junior Research Fellow not in receipt of other emoluments is £20,361 per annum (at current levels). This sum will normally be reduced by the annual salary support received from any other funding body or other source (other than payment for piecemeal teaching), with a minimum stipend payable by the College of £2,500. The Fellow will be offered free meals and free accommodation in a College flat if available, or a housing allowance in lieu (currently £5,054 p.a.). Fellows will also be offered shared study space in College. The Fellow will receive an academic allowance (currently £1,925), an entertainment allowance (currently £177), membership of USS and private health insurance.
Selected candidates may be asked to submit written work, which may be one or two published or submitted articles, or all or part of their thesis. Applicants should indicate on their application forms which material they propose to submit, if invited to do so, but should not at this stage submit any written work.
Applications should be sent to Ms Verity Pavitt, Academic Services Manager, University College, Oxford, OX1 4BH (fax +44 (0)1865 276790; e-mail recruitment at univ.ox.ac.uk) by 12 noon on Thursday 4 April 2013, and should include:
A completed application form
A recruitment monitoring form (this form is used for monitoring purposes only and will not be seen by any member of the selection committee)
Applicants should also arrange for their three referees to send their references to the Academic Services Manager by the same date.