Fellow for a yearNews
Applications have just opened for Keeley Visiting Fellows at Wadham College here at the University of Oxford. So what is a Keeley Visiting Fellowship and why might you apply?
I've been especially pleased by the warm welcome from the fellows and staff at Wadham. It's lovely to be a part, even if only temporarily, of the College.
The Keeley Visiting Fellows are a class of Fellows created and endowed in honour of Mr T.C. Keeley, a much respected Fellow in Physics who served Wadham from 1924 to 1963. The Fellowships, which are for scholars who already have full financial support, are intended to provide the visitors with a social and academic base where they can meet academics with a broader range of interests than might otherwise be likely within a single Faculty or Department. The Fellows will be based in Oxford for the period of the Fellowships and will actively contribute to the academic and social life of the College.
Laurel Fulkerson, Professor in the Classics Department at the Florida State University, has been a Keeley Visiting Fellow for the Michaelmas term 2014, focussing on her research into Latin poetry, emotions research, and gender and sexuality studies. She comments: “I've really enjoyed the autumn at Oxford; the libraries, obviously, are amazing, and I've been able to make good progress on a number of projects. Beyond that, I've been especially pleased by the warm welcome from the fellows and staff at Wadham. It's lovely to be a part, even if only temporarily, of the College: I've enjoyed partaking in the many venerable traditions, but also in getting to know my colleagues in less formal ways. It's very useful to take the time to explain what one does in a way that makes sense to other academics.”
Visiting Fellows form a welcome addition to the Wadham fellowship, and their contribution to college life is much valued.
Nominations are invited from Faculties or Departments, and from individual senior members of the University. Applications should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on Friday 20th February 2015. These should include a curriculum vitae, a list of key publications and a brief statement by the candidate of the work to be pursued in Oxford, and must be supported by a letter of recommendation from the nominator and two other references from outside Oxford. Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.
Full application details can be found here: http://www.wadham.ox.ac.uk/about-wadham/jobs/academic/keeley-visiting-fellowship
It's very useful to take the time to explain what one does in a way that makes sense to other academics.
Keeley Visiting Fellowships to date:
2014-15 Sir Stephen Sedley
HT 2015 Professor Seth Lerer
MT 2014 Dr Laurel Fulkerson
2013-14 Professor György Geréby
2013-14 Professor Marius Usher, Ph.D.
2013 Professor Roy M. MacLeod
2012 Professor John M. Drake
2012-13 Professor Brian F. Havel, J.S.D.
2011 Professor Dr Paulo de Medeiros
2011-12 Professor Brian F. Havel, J.S.D.
2010-11 Professor Dr Hans Bernsdorff
2010 Professor Arvind Raman
2010 Professor Fernando Rodgriguez Villegas
2009 Professor Thomas Hurka
2008-09 Professor Roberta Gilchrist
2007-08 Professor Pamela Clemit
2006-07 Professor Michael Depledge