Darwin College is prepared, thanks to a generous original donation from Trinity College, Cambridge, to elect a stipendiary Adrian Research Fellow, if a suitable candidate applies. Candidates should be at a relatively early stage in their research careers. The Fellowship is open to men and women from any university, irrespective of age. Candidates should have been awarded the PhD or an equivalently recognised degree, and be able to present to the electors substantial amounts of written work of outstanding quality, published or unpublished. No candidate should have completed in total more than seven years of postgraduate research by 1 October 2017. The function of the Fellowship is to provide a formal, supported starting point for an academic career. Candidates should be engaged in research within the field of The History of Science Technology and Medicine.
The Adrian Research Fellow will engage in research in his/her own special subject. In addition, the Fellow may have the opportunity to undertake, during Term, up to six hours a week of undergraduate/graduate teaching in his/her own subjects at Trinity College, or another College, or in a relevant university department at the standard rates of pay. The Research Fellow would also be encouraged to make use of the opportunities provided by the Department of History and Philosophy of Science and to participate in its research activities. Apart from this, an Adrian Research Fellow is not normally permitted to hold another post. The Fellow will be a member of the Governing Body of Darwin College and will be subject to the Statutes and Ordinances of the College, which may be seen on the College website or on request to the Bursar. The Statutes include the obligation to reside in or near Cambridge for at least two-thirds of each University term, unless excused by the Governing Body.
The Fellowship will run for three years from 1 October 2017. The Fellowship is renewable for one further year to a maximum of four years after that period at the discretion of the Fellowships Committee. Applications should be submitted by 13 November 2016 and must include (a) curriculum vitae; (b) an account, in not more than 500 words, of the proposed research and the background to it; (c) an assurance that, where necessary, appropriate research arrangements have been made; (d) the names and emails of two referees who will also need to submit a reference online by 13 November 2016, and (e) a list of published or unpublished work that would be available for submission if requested. Selected candidates may be invited not later than the end of December 2016 to submit copies of written work and may be called for interview on 30 January 2017. Election will be made as soon as possible thereafter.