Gazette, 13 November 2008: Appointments
The governing body of Peterhouse, applying the benefactions of the late William Stone, former scholar of the college, and of Sir Michael Sobell, intends to elect a number of Research Fellows, who will enter upon their tenure on 1 October 2009.
Candidates must by 1 October 2009 have passed all examinations required for a first degree at a university. In addition, they must at the same date be of no more than four years' standing as a Ph.D (or equivalent) student, meaning (in most cases) that they should not have commenced work on a doctorate earlier than 1 October 2005. Candidature will also be restricted to graduates of, or those studying at, universities in the UK and Republic of Ireland.
Candidates should obtain an application form from the Secretary to the Research Fellowships Committee or from the college Web site (www.pet.cam.ac.uk/vacancies/research-fellowship.html). They will be asked to name two or three referees who know their work, and to request them to write to the Master a letter supporting their candidature. The completed application form and the letters from referees must reach the Master by 2 January 2009.
The electors will make a short-list 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 Research Fellow is at present £21,156 (non-resident in college) or £18,731 (resident), with an annual research allowance of up to £1,085. Stipends will be subject to deductions in consideration of emoluments from other sources. In the case of a Research Fellow who has not yet taken the Ph.D (or equivalent), 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. There is an entertainment allowance in kind. The tenure is three years and in certain circumstances may be renewed for a further year. Up to one year's absence may be granted.
All correspondence should be directed to the Secretary to the Research Fellowships Committee, Peterhouse, Cambridge CB2 1RD (telephone: 01223 338202, e-mail: email@example.com).
Note: all correspondence should be clearly marked 'RFC'.