Magdalen College, Oxford Visiting Fellowship, 2018

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The College proposes to elect a Visiting Fellow or Fellows for the academic year 2018–2019.

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. Individuals who completed their PhD or similar academic studies less than 7 years before 1st October of the academic year for which they are applying will not usually be considered for a Fellowship. In making elections, 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 College may in addition elect one or more applicants to Robert S Campbell Visiting Fellowships. These Fellowships are open to those intending to undertake research in Law, with special emphasis on Commercial Law, Competition or Antitrust Law, Constitutional Law and Contract Law. In certain circumstances an election in a legally related topic may be made. The conditions specified in the preceding paragraph apply also regarding elections to Campbell Visiting Fellowships.

Visiting Fellows requiring laboratory facilities in one of the University Laboratories are expected to make their own arrangements with the Head of the laboratory concerned. Applications which propose work focussing on the College’s heritage collections (early printed/rare books, manuscripts, archives, and art/artefact collection) are encouraged.

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. 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 also has one small flat suitable for a Visiting Fellow plus his/her partner. It is not possible to accommodate children or animals, The flat comprises of a living area with stairs to an open mezzanine bedroom area. There is a bathroom and kitchen within the flat. Partners will not be awarded rights to lunch and dinner free of cost.

The College is able to host a maximum of two Visiting Fellows, plus one or more Campbell Visiting Fellows in Law, at any one time. Elections are typically made for a period of three months for each individual, but on occasion a Visiting Fellow may be elected for a longer period, in particular a Campbell Visiting Fellow in Law may be elected for an entire academic year. It is anticipated that the College will proceed to elections in March 2018, and that the successful applicants will take up their Fellowships on or after 1st October 2018.

The Home Office requires that all visiting academics demonstrate that they have appropriate permission to carry out the activities that they are involved in. The College has a legal obligation to examine and retain copies of certain original documents in this respect, irrespective of your national origin.

Completed applications should be emailed to jrf@magd.ox.ac.uk by the closing date of Friday 8th December 2017. Completed Recruitment Monitoring forms should be emailed to human.resources@magd.ox.ac.uk.

It is not necessary to include a lengthy CV with your application. Shortened versions are acceptable. Examples of work or publications will not be required.

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