The Governing Body of Peterhouse, applying the benefactions of the late William Stone, former Scholar of the College, and others, intends to elect a number of Research Fellows, who will enter upon their tenure on 1 October 2024.

Candidates must, by 1 October 2024, have passed all examinations required for a first degree at a university and would be expected to have gained at least a 2.i classification or equivalent.  They should be capable of performing unsupervised post-graduate research.  Candidature is also restricted to those who commenced full-time research work on a Ph.D. degree no earlier than the beginning of the 2020/21 academic year. Furthermore, candidates must be graduates of, or current students at, universities in the UK or the Republic of Ireland.

The electors will make a shortlist of candidates who will be invited to submit dissertations or other written work.  Some of these candidates will subsequently be invited for interview.

The annual remuneration of a residential Research Fellow will, from 1 October 2024, be equivalent to point 33 on the University Scale, at present £28,131*. Stipends will be subject to deductions in consideration of emoluments from other sources. Research Fellows who wish to live in College will be provided with College accommodation free of rent and council tax.** The College will support the Fellow’s research expense claims up to a value of £1,685*. For international candidates, all visa costs and health surcharges will be covered.

In the case of a Research Fellow who has not yet taken the Ph.D., the College may pay certain approved University fees. Research Fellows are expected to engage in full time research, but may be permitted to teach for up to six hours a week and will be paid for this.  All Research Fellows are allowed seven free meals a week at the Common Table. In addition to pursuing research it is expected that Research Fellows will take a full part in College life and activities. The tenure is three years and in certain circumstances may be renewed. Up to one year’s absence may be granted.

For further information on eligibility and how to apply, go to the link below from 11 August 2023;

The closing date for receipt of electronic applications is Monday 11 September 2023

*subject to annual review.

** Note that accommodation-related benefits are taxable benefits under current HMRC rules.