The Faculty of Music is happy to host postdoctoral fellows in any area of the discipline. In the late summer we issue a call for prospective applicants to the British Academy’s Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme or Leverhulme Trust’s Early Career Fellowships; following an internal selection process we will offer feedback and advice on your project as well as handling the bureaucratic and financial sides of your application. You are welcome at any time to contact whichever member of the academic staff most nearly matches your research interests, or the Chair of the Faculty Research Committee (currently Nicholas Cook, in order to discuss possiilities and register your interest. The same applies if you are interested in being hosted under some other funding scheme, such as the Newton Fellowship scheme run by the British Academy in conjunction with other academies, or a range of overseas funding possibilities.
We will also be happy to hear from you if you are applying under one of the Cambridge colleges’ Junior Research Fellowship schemes (details may be found on individual college web sites as well as at www.jobs.ac.uk). If you are successful, we hope you will take advantage of the faculty environment, for example by making contact with relevant staff and graduate researchers, attending our colloquia and, if you wish, offering supervision work or other teaching.
Postdoctoral positions (fellowships or research assistants) are occasionally advertised in connection with Faculty-based research projects; details will be on our current vacancy list. Finally, if you wish to come to Cambridge to carry out postdoctoral work for a shorter period than the two to three years of most funded Fellowship, you should visit our Academic Visitors page.