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Postdoctoral Opportunities in the Humanities 2017-2018

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Junior Research Fellowships (JRFs) are one of the central elements of humanities research in the collegiate university of Oxford, and have long provided invaluable opportunities for early career academics to undertake a post-doctoral research project. Below is a list of the Colleges offering Fellowships, with links to the details and application procedures for each post.

These posts are primarily research posts. Some carry limited teaching duties, but they provide an exciting opportunity to concentrate on your research while developing your scholarly career beyond your doctoral study. JRFs are prestigious posts, and many holders of such Fellowships have gone on to successful careers at top universities.

You must be at an early stage of your academic career, and be ready to embark on an independent research project. A competitive remuneration package and associated benefits are available for each Fellowship. Candidates are normally expected to have submitted their doctoral thesis before taking up the post, but at the moment of application can be doctoral students.

Application details: Please check the eligibility requirements of each Fellowship before making your application. Details about how to apply are available on the college websites through the links below. Applicants requiring visas will need to meet the relevant UKVI rules. The Colleges of the University of Oxford are equal-opportunities employers. Applications are particularly welcome from minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

Postdoctoral opportunities will be updated when details become available, with new posts added when they are advertised by colleges. Please keep checking this page for updates throughout the 2017/18 academic year.

Visiting Fellowships 2018-19, Magdalen College

The College proposes to elect a Visiting Fellow or Fellows for the academic year 2018-2019.  In addition, a Robert S Campbell Visiting Fellow may be elected for research in law, especially commercial or competition law.

A Visiting Fellowship is intended to offer an established scholar, either from abroad or from elsewhere in the United Kingdom, an opportunity to pursue his or her own study and research as a member of the College.

Further details and the application form can be found below.

The closing date is Friday 8 December 2017.


Further Particulars

Application Form (PDF version)

Recruitment Monitoring Form (PDF version)