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Junior Research Fellowships 2018

Christ Church, Merton College, and St John’s College Oxford

The Governing Bodies of Christ Church, Merton and St John's Colleges propose to elect in co-operation up to twelve Junior Research Fellows, in Arts and Science, according to an agreed allocation of subjects between the colleges. The current salary is £22,494 per annum plus accommodation allowances as listed below.

  • Christ Church - £10,000 accommodation allowance per annum
  • St John's - £10,000 accommodation allowance per annum
  • Merton - £10,000 accommodation allowance per annum

The fellowships are tenable either from 1 October 2018 or, exceptionally, from 1 September 2018.

Research Fellows are expected to undertake original research in some branch of Arts, Science or Education. They may be asked to undertake a limited amount of teaching. Depending upon their field of study, successful candidates will be based at Christ Church, Merton College or St John’s College.

The fellowships are normally awarded to those who are approaching the end of their doctoral research or who submitted their doctorate, (or, in the case of medical students, completed their professional training) after 1 October 2016. The successful candidate must have a good Honours degree (either First or 2:1), or an equivalent qualification. They must also have research expertise in their chosen field as demonstrated by a completed doctoral thesis and/or published or forthcoming books, or articles in refereed journals, as relevant to the candidate’s field; or promise of such achievement, as relevant to the candidate’s field.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon on Friday 17 November 2017.

The colleges concerned are committed to conducting themselves as equal opportunities employers (details can be found in the further particulars).

Personal details

See Lists A, B & C in the further particulars.


Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure that your referees write directly to the College by noon on Friday 17 November 2017.

Referee 1

Referee 2

Previous education/career


Pieces of work should be less than 15,000 words.