Opens 4 November 2024

Closing date - Monday 20 January 2025

Peterhouse runs an open competition each year to appoint up to 4 non-stipendiary Research Associate posts.  The appointees must hold a postdoctoral full-time employment contract in a University or University-related Department and have no existing or previous affiliation to another Cambridge College. Applicants must have been awarded and had their PhD conferred. Petreans in a similar situation are also asked to send their CV to the Master with a covering letter if they wish to be considered for Honorary Research Associate status.

The appointment is for 2 years from March 2025 with a possible extension of 1 year (but always coterminous with a substantive University appointment). Successful candidates will be informed of their appointment in February 2025, and invited to dine on 28 February.

As the RA scheme at Peterhouse is non-stipendiary, no stipend is paid to an RA and no residential accommodation is provided. There is no requirement for RAs to provide teaching for the College, but an interest in contributing to College teaching if required would be welcomed and any teaching undertaken for College would be remunerated at the appropriate rate.

Research Associates enjoy a range of privileges and access to facilities. They are offered Category IV dining privileges (1 free dinner  per week or 1 free lunch per week), use of the Parlours when dining and other College facilities (e.g. library, sports facilities). They are also encouraged to get involved in College activities, including social and other events organised by the graduate MCR community.

When the competition opens, applicants should complete the form below and provide a short personal statement (max 500 words) explaining why they wish to become a Research Associate and how they might contribute to College life (including possible teaching). This should be accompanied by 2 references which should include comments on your experience of teaching if appropriate. The form should be accompanied by a full CV.  

Forms, CVs and references should be sent to tbc; by tbc.

Research Associate Application Form