Smithsonian Junior Research Fellowship

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Smithsonian Junior Research Fellowship

Location: Oxford
Salary: £30,000 per annum stipend. Benefits include a research allowance of £1,545 per annum (at the discretion of the College) and all lunches and dinners when the College kitchens are open.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 8th June 2021
Closes: 9th July 2021

Pembroke College and the Smithsonian UK Charitable Trust wish to appoint a Junior Research Fellow, from 1 October 2021 for three years. You would be expected to spend 90% of your time pursuing your own research, and 10% of your time working to further the bonds between the Smithsonian Institution and Oxford University, including meeting with and hosting visitors to Oxford from the Smithsonian Institution and being involved in arranging events on an occasional basis.

We would particularly welcome candidates whose research is in an area represented amongst Pembroke’s fellowship (https://www.pmb.ox.ac.uk/fellows-list), though applications are welcome from all disciplines related to the Smithsonian Institution.

James Smithson, the founder of the Smithsonian Institution, is one of Pembroke College’s most eminent alumni, and the college retains a close connection with the Smithsonian Institution through its UK Charitable Trust.  As the world’s largest museum, education and research complex, the Smithsonian Institution is a natural partner of Oxford University, and many links have grown up over the years between the institutions. Pembroke has previously been involved in the ForestGeo programme (https://forestgeo.si.edu/) and at the Mpala Research Centre (https://mpala.org/).  The College has also hosted lectures by the Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art and two research symposia in association with the Smithsonian.

The stipend for the role is £30,000 per annum. Benefits include a research allowance of £1,545 per annum (at the discretion of the College) and all lunches and dinners when the College kitchens are open.

This is a College vacancy and the university terms and conditions found elsewhere on this site do not apply to this post.  Further particulars are available on the College’s website (http://www.pmb.ox.ac.uk/about-pembroke/vacancies).

Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, a covering letter, the names and addresses of three academic referees, and a research proposal (max 1,000 words – see further particulars for more details) electronically to the Academic Office (academichr@pmb.ox.ac.uk) by 12 noon on 9th July 2021. Longlisted candidates will be asked to provide two pieces of written work – these should not be submitted at this stage, but only once you have received confirmation that you are on the long list for the post. Interviews are currently planned to be held in the first half of August.