Postdoctoral By-Fellowships

Churchill College seeks to appoint a further 10 Postdoctoral By-Fellows, from among the postdoctoral researchers of the University of Cambridge and its associated research institutes. The appointments, for up to three years from 1 October 2017, will strengthen the substantial community of postdocs in the College (which also includes Teaching By-Fellows).


The By-Fellowships are intended to strengthen the already significant community of postdocs among the Churchill Fellowship. They provide full membership of the Senior Common Room, some dining rights at College expense, access to sports and music facilities and opportunities for participation in the academic and social life of the College.

Applicants must hold a salaried postdoctoral research position or personal fellowship in the University or one of its associated research institutes, with tenure for at least two years, that is until September 2019. Applications are welcome in any subject. Appointments will be made on the basis of academic distinction and potential contribution to the academic community at Churchill College. The positions involve no formal teaching requirement, although it is hoped that appointees will participate in mentoring our postgraduate students or contribute to the College in other ways. Opportunities for undergraduate teaching may be available in some subjects.


Application is by CV and letter, in which, in no more than 750 words, applicants should describe their research, and explain its importance and what they will bring to the Churchill academic community. Applicants must also arrange for two academic referees to write on their behalf.

Applications and both references must be received by Noelle Caulfield, Fellowship Secretary at Churchill College by Monday 1 May 2017.

Noelle Caulfield

Postdoctoral By-Fellows elected 2016