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Non-Stipendiary College Associations for Research Staff

Welcome to the Non-Stipendiary College Associations webpage. 

Benefits of acquiring a college association

There are many benefits to acquiring a college association.  Most importantly, it enables researchers to meet and talk with people beyond their own department or academic discipline.  An opportunity to engage with the wider collegiate research and teaching community is considered a quintessential part of the Oxford experience, for University research staff as well as their external collaborators and visitors.  Such benefits are at the core of the collegiate system.

Types of Association

  • There are many different forms of non-stipendiary college associations, from Junior Research Fellowships to lighter forms of association such as Senior Common Room membership or association in return for acting as a College Adviser. 
  • The form of non-stipendiary association offered will vary by college and/or vacancy. 
  • All vacancies listed below are for non-stipendiary positions.  Applicants must have their salary funded via another source. 
  • All forms of association enable researchers to meet others outside their field,  and to forge new intellectual and social links.

The application process

  • Applications for non-stipendiary association should be made directly to the relevant college following the procedure described in the further particulars.
  • Please see the details of each individual opportunity to learn more about entitlements offered, the eligibility requirements, and the objectives of the college in making the appointment.
  • Associations are in demand and there are usually more research staff seeking college association than positions available, leading to a competitive selection process. 
  • Following the positive discussion among Head of House at Conference on 8 December 2020, colleges are encouraged to expand the number of associations going forward and so do revisit this page if you do not find a suitable vacancy today.

Other useful web resources

  • Stipendiary college positions are not advertised on this page and can be found at the Conference of Colleges vacancies page - here.
  • Colleges are invited to advertise their vacancies for non-stipendiary college association to University research staff via this page.   Additional opportunities may be advertised on the website of individual colleges.

Information for colleges

Vacancies for non-stipendiary college associations for University research staff are listed below:

Vacancy 1

CollegeWolfson College

Type of association

Dennis Sciama Non-stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship

Brief details

Wolfson College is proposing to elect one non-stipendiary Junior Research Fellow from January 2022 for two years.  The Fellowship is open to postdoctoral researchers at the University of Oxford, working in the areas of astrophysics, the philosophy of physics, astroparticle physics and cosmology.

To find out more, see

https://www.wolfson.ox.ac.uk/vacancy/dennis-sciama-non-stipendiary-junior-research-fellowship-2022

Closing date

24 October 2021

Vacancy 2

College

Wolfson College

Type of association

Non-Stipendiary Research Fellowships in Clinical and Non-Clinical Sciences.

Brief details

The College proposes to elect up to three non-stipendiary Research Fellows in Clinical and Non-Clinical Sciences from 1 January 2022. Candidates will be required to be engaged in research, with a full-time University of Oxford / Wolfson contract of employment for the duration of the Fellowship. Research Fellowships are intended for those whose careers are progressing to a point where they are becoming established scholars in their field. No more than ten years should have elapsed since receipt of a doctorate.

To find out more, see

https://www.wolfson.ox.ac.uk/vacancy/non-stipendiary-research-fellowships-clinical-and-non-clinical-sciences-2022

Closing date

24 October 2021

Vacancy 3

College

Wolfson College

Type of association

Non-Stipendiary Junior Research Fellowships in Clinical and Non-Clinical Sciences.

Brief details

The College proposes to elect up to nine non-stipendiary Junior Research Fellows in Clinical and Non-Clinical Sciences from 1 January 2022. Candidates will be required to be engaged in research, with a full-time University of Oxford / Wolfson contract of employment for the duration of the Fellowship.  Junior Research Fellowships are intended for those with limited research experience. No more than three years should have elapsed since receipt of a doctorate. College proposes to elect up to three non-stipendiary Research Fellows in Clinical and Non-Clinical Sciences from 1 January 2022. Candidates will be required to be engaged in research, with a full-time University of Oxford / Wolfson contract of employment for the duration of the Fellowship. Research Fellowships are intended for those whose careers are progressing to a point where they are becoming established scholars in their field. No more than ten years should have elapsed since receipt of a doctorate.

To find out more, see

https://www.wolfson.ox.ac.uk/vacancy/non-stipendiary-junior-research-fellowships-clinical-and-non-clinical-sciences-2022

Closing date

24 October 2021

Vacancy 4

College

Wolfson College

Type of association

Research Membership of Common Room

Brief details

Research Membership of Common Room (post-doctoral or more senior) is aimed at Early Career Researchers, employed by the University of Oxford who are engaged in substantial research but do not have a College attachment.

Membership is for a period of three years and all applications must be supported by the applicant’s Head of Department and a Wolfson College Governing Body Fellow.

To find out more, see

https://www.wolfson.ox.ac.uk/membership-charges

Closing dates

Michaelmas term 2021

27 September 202129 October 2021

Hilary term 2022

31 December 20214 February 2022

Trinity term 2022

8 April 202213 May 2022

Any comments or question about this page, please contact Linda.Andrews@admin.ox.ac.uk.

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