Call for Applications - Carmen Blacker Research Fellowship (9 January deadline)

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Dear friends, colleagues, graduates,

Applications are invited for the Carmen Blacker Research Fellowship tenable at Peterhouse for three years from Easter 2017 or as soon as practicable thereafter.  The Fellowship has been made possible by the generous bequest of the distinguished Japanese scholar Carmen Blacker and the subject areas of the Fellowship reflect her own areas of academic interest.

The Fellowship is intended for researchers in one of the following areas:

  • the religion, philosophy, literature, and history of Japan before the year 1868 or
  • the religion, philosophy, literature, and history of China before the year 1840 or
  • Jewish studies before the year 1880.
  • The annual remuneration of a Research Fellow is at present £23,631 (non-resident in College) or £20,923 (resident), with an annual research allowance of up to £1,328. Stipends will be subject to deductions in consideration of emoluments from other sources. 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.
  • The successful candidate will have an excellent academic record and the potential to continue his or her research at the highest level.
  • Candidates must be graduates of, or current students at, universities in the United Kingdom or within the EU.
  • For further details regarding the Eligibility Requirements, please click here. The RF Administrator is unable to answer queries relating to your eligibility; please follow the instructions.
  • Statements of research are required and should be not more than 600 words, outlining the work candidates would submit in support of their applications and the research they propose to pursue if elected. Please note that the statement will be read by people outside as well as inside the candidate's own discipline and should therefore be intelligible to scholars in other subjects.
  • Applications, including two referees, one of whom must be from an external department and both of whom should be familiar with the candidate's research work, must be submitted online by 4.00pm on Monday 9 January 2017. Referees' reports must be submitted online by 4.00pm on Monday 16 January 2017. It is up to applicants to ensure that these reports are submitted by the deadline.
  • Long-listed candidates will be asked to submit a further substantial piece of written work by 4pm on Wednesday 25 January.
  • Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held in February 2017. 
We look forward to receiving many applications. 
Best regards, 
Matthew W Shores, PhD 
Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Japanese Studies
Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
University of Cambridge
Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge CB3 9DA (UK)

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