Cambridge: Fellowship on science & civilisation in the ancient world
Lloyd-Dan David Research Fellowship at the Needham Research Institute and Darwin College Cambridge
The Needham Research Institute, 8 Sylvester Road, Cambridge CB3 9AF
Fixed Term: October 2021 for 3 years with the possibility of an extension for a further year
Salary package, which may include allowances: £27,200 - £30,000
Closing date: Sunday 31 January 2021
Applications are invited for a three-year postdoctoral research fellowship to work on the Comparative Study of any aspect of Science and Civilization in the Ancient World (defined as before 1000 AD). The successful applicant will be a member of the Needham Research Institute, a Research Fellow of Darwin College, and will be expected to play a full role in the intellectual life of the Institute and the College.
Applicants should have completed a PhD relevant to the fellowship by the proposed start date of October 2021; should demonstrate the ability to engage in high-level research in an interdisciplinary context, with publications and participation in scholarly activity commensurate with stage of career; and should have the ability and aptitude for organising and participating in collaborative research projects.
Applications should be sent by email to the Administrative Manager of the Needham Research Institute, Susan Bennett
and should arrive no later than midnight on Sunday 31st January 2021.
Applications should contain a clear description, in up to 1,000 words, of the research to be carried out during the tenure of the fellowship. This description should state explicitly what research questions will be addressed by the research proposed, what relevant work has already been carried out by the applicant or by other scholars to date, and what source materials will provide the basis for the research.
Short-listed candidates may be asked to supply a writing sample, up to 5000 words, relevant to their proposal.
Applicants should also submit a detailed curriculum vitae with full publications list and the names and addresses of two academic referees, who should be asked to write directly to Susan Bennett, by the closing date.
Please ensure that the subject line of ALL email messages in connection with applications is as follows: Lloyd Dan David Fellowship [name of applicant].
Please make sure that a signed Data Protection Statement is sent with your application, since we require this in order to process your application.
All applications will be acknowledged.