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January 11, 2010 8:24 PM Subscribe
Please explain this British academic job ad to an American.
posted by ms.codex to Education (13 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My partner recently came across a job ad for the "Jones Fellowship and College Lectureship in History" at one of the colleges of the University of Cambridge. It's a perfect fit for his research profile, and so he's planning to apply. The job ad calls the hire the "Jones Fellow" and states that the position is a "fixed-term appointment for a period of five years." What kind of job is this? Having "Fellowship" in the title suggests "postdoc," but lecturers are the equivalent of American assistant professors, yes? What's the significance of the name Jones? Is such a position renewable? If so, how does that work? All info on academic hiring at Cambridge (or British universities more generally) welcome.