Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years.

The Centre of South Asian Studies invites applications for the Smuts Research Fellowship in Commonwealth Studies from candidates at the postdoctoral level in all disciplines within the humanities and social sciences. Ideally applicants will have gained a PhD (or equivalent) within the last five years or will have gained a PhD by the time of the appointment. Candidates should have excellent research ability in a field which fits with the interdisciplinary ethos of the Centre. The appointment is for a period of three years, and is non-renewable. The start date is 1 October 2022.

The Smuts Research Fellow will be expected to carry out an approved programme of research relating to South Asia, to participate in the life of the Centre, and to contribute to teaching and supervising students studying for the MPhil in Modern South Asian Studies and to be resident in Cambridge for most of each year. The prospectus for the MPhil can be found at:

The Fellow would be required to be present and available to teach in Michaelmas and Lent term each year.

Appointment at Research Associate level is dependent on having a PhD, an equivalent research doctorate. Those who have submitted but not yet received their PhD will be appointed at Research Assistant level, which will be amended to Research Associate once PhD has been awarded.

Salary Ranges: Research Assistant: £27,116 – £31,406 Research Associate: £33,309 – £40,927. Full details of the post are available by downloading the further particulars from the link below.We particularly welcome applications from women and candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our department.

We particularly welcome applications from women and /or candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our department.

The closing date for applications is 1 July 2022.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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