Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships

The Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship is a five-year, non-renewable fellowship, open to those who have recently completed or are about to complete a doctorate at any recognized university. The College usually elects Post-Doctoral Research Fellows in alternate years. 

Location: All Souls College, Oxford
Salary: £43,455 to £46,428 (including housing allowance of £10,047 if eligible)
Hours: Full-Time
Contract: Contract/Temporary

All Souls College invites applications for up to six Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships, two in Life or Environmental Sciences, and one in each of the following subjects: History since 1800; History of Art or Music or Science (excluding History of Medicine); Mathematics; and Social Anthropology. Those elected will be expected to take up their Fellowships on 1 October 2023 or such other date as may be agreed in advance with the College.  The Fellowships are for five years, fixed-term, and non-renewable. 

 All Souls is primarily a research institution with particular strengths in the Humanities and Social and Theoretical Sciences, and with strong connections to public life.  It is strongly committed to supporting early career scholars.  The Fellowships are intended to offer opportunities for outstanding early career researchers to establish a record of independent research.  But, while the primary duty of a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow is the completion of a significant body of independent research for publication, they are also encouraged to undertake appropriate teaching and supervision of research in the University, develop their curriculum vitae, and improve their prospects of obtaining a permanent academic position by the end of the Fellowship.  

Applicants must have been awarded their doctorates after 1 August 2020 or expect to have been awarded their doctorate by 1 October 2023.  (The successful candidates must have completed their doctorates by the time they take up their Fellowships.)  Candidates must be able to demonstrate, both through their thesis and other work published or submitted for publication, their capacity to undertake original publishable academic research in their chosen field. Where they have been working as part of a team, the College will wish to understand the significance of the candidate’s particular contribution to jointly authored papers. 

More information can be found in the further particulars.

Closing dates and times for:
Applications: 12noon (UK time), Friday 2 September 2022
References: 12noon (UK time), Monday 12 September 2022

Interviews: Friday 13 January and Saturday 14 January 2023

Elections to the Fellowships:  Saturday 21 January 2023

The College is committed to promoting diversity. Applications are particularly welcome from women and from black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.