Back Magdalen College Visiting Fellowships 2020

This competition is intended for established scholars and is a non-stipendiary visiting research post for up to a maximum of one year. The College proposes to elect a Visiting Fellow or Fellows for the academic year 2020-2021. In addition, a Robert S Campbell Visiting Fellow may be elected for research in law, especially commercial or competition law. A Visiting Fellowship is intended to offer an established scholar, either from abroad or from elsewhere in the United Kingdom, an opportunity to pursue his or her own study and research as a member of the College.

Applications, including a research proposal and CV, must be received by UK Time 12.00 noon on Friday 13 December 2019. Referees' references must be received by UK Time 12.00 noon on Thursday 16 January 2020. Incomplete applications will NOT be accepted. Please make sure that your application and your references reach us before the respective closing dates.

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Competition Details

Eligibility Requirements

  • A Visiting Fellowship is intended to offer an established scholar, either from abroad or from elsewhere in the United Kingdom, an opportunity to pursue his or her own study and research as a member of the College.
  • Candidates who completed their PhD or similar academic studies less than 7 years before 1 October of the academic year for which they are applying will not usually be considered for a Fellowship.
  • More junior academics who feel they have strong mitigating circumstances can complete the application form and the system will provide the facility to provide an explanation on the Academic Details page.
  • The College will generally give preference to individuals who would particularly benefit from the opportunity to spend time in Oxford to pursue their proposed research project, and would find it difficult to do so without the support of a Visiting Fellowship.
  • Individuals who have until recently held an academic position or Visiting Fellowship in Oxford, or who already have use of common room facilities at another Oxford college, are unlikely to be offered a Fellowship.
  • The Fellowship Administrator is unable to answer queries relating to your eligibility; please follow the instructions.

Further Details

  • A research proposal of maximum 2,000 words must be submitted as part of your application. It should outline the research you propose to undertake during the tenure of a Visiting Fellowship.
  • Candidates must provide details for two referees who have agreed to submit a reference through the website by 12.00 noon on Thursday 16 January 2020. The referees should be familiar with your recent research work and should submit their references directly through the online system.
  • The application must be submitted online by 12.00 noon on Friday 13 December 2019.
  • No interviews are held.
  • The Home Office requires that all visiting academics demonstrate that they have appropriate permission to carry out the activities that they are involved in. This may entail obtaining a Standard Visitor Visa. Please refer to the Home Office website for further information. The College has a legal obligation to examine and retain copies of certain original documents in this respect, irrespective of your national origin.
  • All data supplied by applicants will be used only for the purposes of determining their suitability for the post, and will be held in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act 2018 and the College‚Äôs Data Protection Policy, which can be found at www.magd.ox.ac.uk/other-policies/data-protection/.
  • Please note that all communication with applicants will be via email.

Fellowship Details

  • A Visiting Fellowship is intended to offer an established scholar, either from abroad or from elsewhere in the United Kingdom, an opportunity to pursue his or her own study and research as a member of the College.
  • A Visiting Fellow will be a non-stipendiary Fellow of the College, but will be awarded certain privileges including rights to lunch and dinner free of cost. A Visiting Fellow will automatically become a member of the Senior Common Room.
  • A Visiting Fellow will be allocated a Mentor from the College Fellowship.
  • The President and Fellows may, subject to availability of suitable rooms, permit a Visiting Fellow unaccompanied by his or her family to reside in College free of rent. The College may have one small flat suitable for a Visiting Fellow plus his/her partner, subject to availability and intended for those whose partner will be here for the majority of the time. It is not possible to accommodate children or animals. Partners will not be awarded rights to lunch and dinner free of cost.

Application Timetable

  • The application process begins on Monday 9 September 2019.
  • The application must be submitted through the website by UK Time 12.00 noon on Friday 13 December 2019. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  • Two references must be submitted through the website by UK Time 12.00 noon on Thursday 16 January 2020.
  • Candidates will be short-listed by February 2020.
  • Elections to Fellowships will be made during March 2020.






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