The McDonald Institute within the University of Cambridge, invites applications for the third Renfrew Fellowship in Archaeology, to be held in association with a Junior Research Fellowship at Churchill College. Named in honour of the Institute's founding Director, Professor Colin Renfrew, this three-year postdoctoral Fellowship will consist of a stipend at Research Associate level, while Churchill College will provide rent-free accommodation plus associated benefits as specified in the Further Particulars. An allowance of £6000 p.a. will be provided for a Fellow who wishes to live out. In addition, the Fellow will be entitled to up to £2000 p.a. research expenses (jointly provided through the McDonald Institute and Churchill College, for conference attendance, travel for training, etc.) and the opportunity to apply through open competition for up to £5000 p.a. for fieldwork or other research funds from the D. M. McDonald Grants and Awards Fund. The successful applicant will take up the Fellowship on 1 October 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Applicants must have been awarded their PhD a maximum of 7 years prior to the closing date shown below, and have had their PhD successfully examined by the same date. They should propose an intellectually innovative, well-focused research project within any field of archaeology, broadly construed. The successful applicant will, by carrying out that project, complement and enhance the research profile of archaeology and associated fields at Cambridge, and will also help to stimulate and shape the postdoctoral research culture.
Applications are a two-stage process (see further particulars by following the link below for details):
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The McDonald Institute (www.mcdonald.cam.ac.uk) supports archaeological research at Cambridge through the provision of facilities and funding. Cambr...idge archaeologists work on all major periods of antiquity from deep prehistory to recent centuries, in most regions of the world, and across the full spectrum of humanities and scientific approaches. The largest community of academic staff (‘University Teaching Officers’) is in the Division of Archaeology (www.arch.cam.ac.uk), but there are also UTO archaeologists in the Faculty of Classics (www.classics.cam.ac.uk), the Institute of Continuing Education (www.cont-ed.cam.ac.uk), the McDonald Institute and the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (museum-server.archanth.cam.ac.uk). The McDonald Institute currently hosts about 30 post-doctoral researchers, some of them holding independent fellowships (current post-holders are funded by the British Academy, the EU, the McDonald Institute, the Leverhulme Trust, and the Royal Society) and others are working on research projects directed by Cambridge academic staff for which funding has been received from research councils and charities (Arts and Humanities Research Council, the European Research Council, the Leverhulme Trust, the Wellcome Trust etc).