Durham University Slater Fellowship - 2022/23

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January 16, 2022
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
Early Modern History and Period Studies, Humanities

University College and the Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS) at Durham University are delighted to invite applications for the 2022/23 Slater Fellowship, a three-month residential, senior fellowship at Durham University.

The Slater Fellowship is funded by University College and offers the post holder full board and accommodation for one University term in Durham Castle, membership of University College’s Senior Common Room, and £250 towards travel expenses.

During tenure, the Fellow is expected to engage in academic work within their subject, to participate fully in the life of the College and the Institute, and to deliver a public lecture or seminar hosted within College and organised jointly with IMEMS. Both the College and IMEMS must be acknowledged in any resulting output form the Fellowship.

Fellows will be entitled to full use of Durham University's Library collections, including the archives and special collections held at Palace Green Library. They will also be able to access the Durham Cathedral Library and Ushaw College Library collections as well as others in the area (subject to availability). Limited workspace may be available at IMEMS on request.

To be eligible for the post, applicants must hold a senior position at another University and have research interests that fall within the scope of IMEMS.

We welcome and encourage applications from members of groups who are under-represented, including people with disabilities, women and black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. We are committed to equality: if for any reason you have taken a career break or periods of leave that may have impacted on your career path, such as maternity, adoption or parental leave, or being affected by the circumstances of COVID-19, you may wish to disclose this in your application. The selection committee will recognise that this may have reduced the quantity of your research accordingly.

Durham University’s Athena Swan institutional award recognises and celebrates good practice in recruiting and supporting the development of women. We have also signed up to the Race Equality Charter, a national framework for improving the representation, progression and success of minority ethnic staff and students within higher education.

How to apply

Applicants should submit the following:

  • A CV
  • A brief summary of what you propose to work on during your time at Durham (maximum one side of A4).
  • A short statement (up to 500 words) on how the Fellow will contribute towards college life. For more information about University College please see www.durham.ac.uk/university.college

Applicants must demonstrate how their proposed research complements or ties in with existing IMEMS research strands, or the research of individual members of the Institute. Proposals for projects involving Durham staff or postgraduate students and those which are interdisciplinary in nature are particularly welcome. Proposals for research using primary source material in the collections held in Palace Green Library, Durham Cathedral Library and Ushaw College Library are also encouraged.

When applying, please indicate which term(s) you are available for during the academic year 2022/23. Please offer as much flexibility as possible and note that the timing of the Fellowship is subject to accommodation being available within the College. Please also note that whilst we may be able to offer a room with a double bed in College, we cannot offer family accommodation; this would have to be sought privately, by the Fellow, if desired.    

The closing date for receipt of applications is midnight (UK time) Sunday, 16 January 2022.  Please submit your application to admin.imems@durham.ac.uk.

We will aim to inform applicants of the outcome within one month of the closing date.

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