Non-Stipendiary Research Associates

16th October 2019

Wadham College invites applications for three fixed-term, non-stipendiary, Research Associate positions, to be held from 1 January 2020, for up to two years in the first instance.  Applications are invited from candidates in the Humanities, MPLS, and Social Sciences Division.

Application deadline: noon on Friday, 15 November 2019

Non-Stipendiary Research Associates

The posts are intended to enhance academic communication and connections between the graduate body and the Fellowship, and post-holders should make significant contributions to increasing intellectual exchange within the College.  

The organisation of research seminars will be an important part of this, and post-holders will receive £500 per year for expenses: e.g. to cover speaker costs and refreshments at seminars; in addition to an honorarium of £200 per term.  Post-holders will also be expected to co-edit the College’s graduate publication, The Wadham Journal. Dining rights form part of the appointment, and post-holders will be offered one SCR dinner in hall per week in weeks 0-9, and one SCR dinner or lunch per week out of term.  The post-holder will be given associate membership of the MCR. 

Successful candidates will have a PhD or DPhil, or will shortly graduate PhD or DPhil.  They will have produced research of a high quality (taking into account their career stage), and it is anticipated that they will have an ongoing contractual relationship with a faculty or department in Oxford.  The committee will consider the degree to which candidates’ careers may be enhanced by such an association, and equally the ways in which candidates are likely to enrich the academic life of the college. The post-holder will be required to demonstrate initiative in indicating how they would develop the post at the time of application, with particular emphasis on how they would contribute to the enrichment of academic life in the College, and to enhancing the relationship between the graduate body and Fellowship.  They will also be required to promote the work and research of Wadham’s graduate community on the College’s website. 


Applications must be received by noon on Friday, 15 November (5th Week) and should comprise:  

  • A supporting statement, including a proposal for how the candidate would develop the position
  • A curriculum vitae
  • The names and email addresses of two referees.  Please note that references will only be sought for shortlisted candidates. 

Please email your completed application to by the closing date.  Any enquiries regarding the position can be sent to the same address.  Please separate each document with following label format: SURNAME, FIRST NAME – TYPE OF DOCUMENT 

It is expected that interviews will be held in 7th week of Michaelmas Term. 

Applicants should be aware that visa requirements will apply. 

The College is an equal opportunities employer and applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford. Candidates are asked to complete an equal opportunities form ( for return to the Personnel Manager, Wadham College. These forms are used for monitoring purposes and will not be seen by any members of the selection committee. Oxford welcomes applications from candidates who have a disability. These documents will be made available in large print, audio or other formats on request. Applicants invited for interview will be asked whether they require any particular arrangements to make the interview more convenient and effective for them.