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Academic Vacancies at Magdalene College Cambridge

Academic Vacancies

Yip Fellowships

The College is delighted to invite submissions for its annual YIP Fellowships for visitors during the academic year 2023-2024.

Yip Fellowships are supported by two separate benefactions from Professor George Yip for visitors from the United States of America (received in 2005) and for visitors from the People’s Republic of China (received in 2013).

Those holding a Yip Visiting Fellowship for American academics must be full-time faculty members of a recognized US academic institution and hold American citizenship. The Yip Visiting Chinese Fellow will be a full-time faculty member of a recognized Chinese academic institution (or of a standing such that a secondment as a Yip Visiting Fellow would bring distinction to the College, and whose primary affiliation is in China). He or she must be a citizen of mainland China or one of the two SARs of the PRC (Hong Kong or Macau). Both Fellowships are unrestricted as to the field of interest.

Visiting Fellows supported by the Yip scheme are elected for one term and the College provides single accommodation (if required). Meals and accommodation for Yip Fellows are covered by the Yip benefaction and subject to the same arrangements as apply to other Fellows.

Applications for Visiting Fellowships for the following academic year should be sent electronically to the President's Secretary, along with a brief description (not more than one page of A4) of the work that will be undertaken during the period of the Visiting Fellowship, a CV, and two references.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday 28 February 2023.

Please email applications to

Dunbarney Visiting Fellowship in Archaeology

The Master and Fellows of Magdalene College, Cambridge, invite applications for a Visiting Senior Fellowship in Archaeology to be held for one term annually in the College. The applicants will be one of the following:

  • Scholars from Africa (in recognition of the link to the late Honorary Fellow, Nelson Mandela and the presence of the Oppenheimer Professor of African Archaeology in the College)
  • Scholars from Italy (in recognition of the long-standing link of the College to the British School at Rome)
  • Scholars from the University of Michigan, USA (in recognition of the Power Scholarship which connected Magdalene and Ann Arbor for many years)

The Visiting Fellowship will offer one term’s Fellowship rights (High Table food and Accommodation), with dates of the visit to be discussed and agreed in advance with the President of the College. In the case of Scholars from Africa and Italy, an economy return flight will also be provided.

The successful applicant will be encouraged to contribute to the collegiate life of the College and give a public lecture. For this purpose, the successful candidate would be expected to be fluent in spoken English. There are currently almost 20 archaeologists in the College, comprising Fellows, Research Associates, postgraduates and undergraduates.

Applicants are encouraged to contact the Deputy Director of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Dr Matthew Davies ( as well as the Archaeological Fellows of Magdalene, Professor Paul Lane ( and Professor Simon Stoddart (, in order to prepare a letter of application (accompanied by a CV) addressed to the President of Magdalene, Professor Brendan Burchell (, that sets out a research proposal for their period of stay, outlining links within the College and University. For those applicants not known by a UTO in the Department of Archaeology or the Faculty of Classics, a reference should be provided and sent to the President of the College.

The deadline for applications for a Fellowship during the academic year 2023-2024 is 28 February 2023.