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Academic Vacancies at Magdalene College Cambridge

Academic Vacancies

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in History at the Centre for History and Economics

Applications are invited for two 3-year Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in history, starting on 1 October 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. The posts are in connection with the research programme on economic and environmental history. The programme is based at the Centre for History and Economics, Magdalene College, Cambridge University, and is coordinated by Professor Paul Warde. The Fellowships are not associated with a Fellowship of a Cambridge College but can be combined with a non-stipendiary College Fellowship. The stipend will be £34,304 in the first year and subject to increments in subsequent years. The positions are pensionable. An allowance will be available towards relocation costs.

Any offer of employment will be subject to the applicant holding the right to work in the UK. If you require a visa to work in the UK and have completed a PhD you may be eligible for the Global Talent visa. Applicants are responsible for applying for the Global Talent visa themselves. The Centre for History and Economics may be able to assist the successful candidate in obtaining a Skilled Worker visa, if required.

Further particulars are available from the Centre for History and Economics, Magdalene College, Cambridge CB3 0AG, and on the website at The applicants are asked to complete an online application form and submit through the Application Portal with a curriculum vitae and a statement of research interests (up to 1000 words). They should also nominate two referees through the online Referee Nomination Portal. It is the responsibility of candidates to ensure that referees submit letters of recommendation by the closing date of the competition.

The deadline for receipt of applications and letters of recommendation is 23.59 BST on Friday 28 October 2022. Interviews are expected to take place by Zoom on 9 January 2023.

The Centre for History and Economics follows an equal opportunities policy.

Online Application Portal

Referee Nomination Portal

Research Fellowships

The Governing Body of Magdalene College expects to elect two stipendiary (Junior) Research Fellows with tenure for three years from 1 October 2023.

The Nevile Fellowship, endowed through the generosity of Trinity College, Cambridge, will be in the Sciences.

The Lumley Fellowship, endowed through the generosity of the late H R L Lumley, will be in one of the following subject areas:

  • History
  • History of Art
  • Classics

The candidates will be expected to present original research. Details can be found in the further particulars document.

Applications are invited from graduates from any university. This is an early career appointment. Candidates should normally have completed a PhD not earlier than 1 October 2020 or be on target to complete a PhD dissertation before the commencement of the Fellowship.

The current gross stipend (2022-23) for a Research Fellow is £24,890p.a. (subject to an annual cost of living award). The (Junior) Research Fellows shall also receive accommodation within College and dining privileges. A reduced scale of stipend will apply to Research Fellows who are full-time students.

The deadline for applications is 12 noon GMT, Wednesday 9 November 2022.

Applications must be made through the online application system, including the submission of references.

Magdalene College is an Equal Opportunities Employer Magdalene College is a Registered Charity - Number 1137542

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Lumley Research Fellowship 2022

Nevile Research Fellowship 2022