Oliver Smithies Visiting Research Fellowships 2018-2019

Closing date: 
Friday 5 January
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Balliol College invites applications from established scholars of international standing to visiting positions at Balliol College, Oxford, for the academic year 2018-2019.

These positions can be held in conjunction with a Supernumerary Fellowship, by election, for one academic year. The appointment carries with it an obligation to offer two public lectures - which may be held in Balliol and/or in the relevant University Department or Faculty - on a subject of the visitor’s choosing. An honorarium of £500 per lecture is paid.

The lectures are funded by a generous benefaction from Professor Oliver Smithies, joint winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize for Medicine. They are intended primarily to give scholars from outside the United Kingdom an opportunity to pursue their own research as members of Balliol College.

Visiting Fellows will normally be expected to reside in Oxford during term-time. Those appointed will be entitled to full membership of the Senior Common Room and to take meals in College free of charge. Travelling expenses incurred in taking up the Fellowship will be met by the College, as will the cost of one return trip to the Fellow’s home institution. Accommodation cannot be provided, but advice about Oxford’s large rental market can be offered.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and ethnic minority candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford. Balliol also welcomes applications from scholars who are associated with departments or institutional schemes in the collegiate University (for instance, the Bodleian Visiting Programme) but who lack a college attachment. Other things being equal, preference will be given to candidates whose work is close to the academic interests of one or more Fellows of the College.

Applicants are asked to download and complete this fillable PDF form and send it with a curriculum vitae to the College Office (or by post to Balliol College, Oxford OX1 3BJ, UK) by the closing date of Friday 5 January 2018. It is also the responsibility of applicants to ensure that two academic references - normally from the contacts specified on the PDF form - are sent directly to the College Office by the closing date. The College aims to complete its selections by mid-March 2018.

Successful applicants who are not EU citizens must ensure that they are able to enter the UK as Academic Visitors.