Moses and Mary Finley Research Fellowship

Stipendiary Moses and Mary Finley Research Fellowship
Darwin College invites applications for election to a stipendiary Moses and
Mary Finley Research Fellowship in Ancient History starting from 1 October
The Fellowship is restricted to research into the ancient history of the
Mediterranean world and/or the near East, prior to the end of the 6th
century AD.
Darwin College is able to elect this stipendiary Research Fellow thanks to
a bequest in the Will of Sir Moses and Lady Finley.   In addition, Sir
Moses bequeathed his personal library to the College. This may assist the
research of the successful candidate. Preference will be given to those
whose interests coincide with those of the late Sir Moses Finley.

The Fellowship is open to candidates from any university, irrespective of
The Fellowship is intended for an outstanding researcher who is completing,
or who has recently completed, their PhD Degree, or an equivalently
recognised degree.   No candidate should normally have completed in total
more than three years of research since the PhD is conferred.  Any career
breaks or part-time working will be taken into account.

Duties and conditions
The Research Fellow is expected to pursue full-time research based in
The Research Fellow will be a member of the Governing Body of Darwin
College and will be subject to the Statutes and Ordinances of the College. 
The Statutes include the obligation to reside in or near Cambridge, for at
least two-thirds of each University term, but the Governing Body will
normally excuse absences made necessary by the nature of the research

The Research Fellowship is tenable for three years, with effect from 1
October 2020 and is renewable for one further year to a maximum of four
years at the discretion of the Fellowships Committee.

Stipend and Emoluments
• The starting stipend for the Finley Research Fellow with a PhD will be
set at not less than Point 28 on the Darwin College Single Salary spine
(2019-20 rate: £22,464.32), subject to an annual cost-of-living uplift and
to annual increments (the third year stipend at the 2019-20 rate would be
£24,144.56). The stipend will be subject to a 10% reduction until the
appointee’s PhD is conferred.
• Membership of the Universities’ Superannuation Scheme is optional.
• Research Fellows are entitled under the College’s Ordinances to dine
(including formal hall) and lunch free of charge at the normal College
table whenever meals are served (up to a limit of seven meals in each
week).  Guests, not normally exceeding two in number on any one occasion,
may be entertained at lunch or dinner, ten of them free of charge within
any quarter (note termly guest nights with a special menu are subject to
• An allowance of up to £1,000 a year will be available for receipted
travel and research expenses. A further £500 a year is available on
application as a subsidy for appropriate conferences mounted in the
• It may be possible to provide limited rented accommodation for up to
two years, subject to availability, for which a charge will be made.
• A non-pensionable additional allowance of £3,000 per annum (subject to
annual review) will be paid to any Finley Research Fellow not resident in

Applications should be made by 10 November 2019 at and

(a) curriculum vitae;
(b) a summary of research for a non-specialist audience
(c) an account, in not more than 500 words, of the proposed research and
the background
to it;
(d) an assurance that, where necessary, appropriate research arrangements
have been made;
(e) the names and emails of two referees who will also need to submit a
reference online by 10 November 2019, and
(f) a list of published or unpublished work that would be available for
submission if requested.

In early December selected candidates will be invited to submit copies of
written work and may be called for interview at Darwin College or by skype
on Tuesday 28 January 2020. Election will be made as soon as possible

Any appointment will be subject to UK Visa and Immigration regulations.