Introduction to Postdocs
With over one hundred postdocs (and growing), Clare Hall has one of the largest and most active postdoc communities in Cambridge. Inspired by the model of an institute of advanced study, Clare Hall values the contributions of its diverse and international cohort of early-career researchers and has made great strides in building and supporting this community in recent years.
The College runs two parallel schemes for postdoctoral researchers: 1) Non-stipendiary Research Fellowships 2) Postdoctoral Affiliated Members.
Once affiliated, a Clare Hall postdoc will be offered many opportunities to get involved in College life. Recent successful events include a 'study break' hosted by postdocs for the graduate students, a careers workshop for postdoc women in the sciences, an artist's talk on the theme of postdocs in addition to a weekly writing group, weekly postdoc lunches, termly postdoc formals, seminars, sports outings and weekend brunches. Check out our calendar for more information.
Applications for Affiliated Postdoctoral Membership of Clare Hall
We are currently offering up to 200 affiliated Postdoctoral memberships with the goal of allowing these researchers to participate more fully in the academic life of the University.
Postdoctoral members are affiliated with their faculty or department and are not automatically members of a college. Clare Hall is unique in its commitment to integrating academic visitors into its intellectual and social fabric and in offering an environment in which research scholars from different academic disciplines and nationalities are brought together. Postdoctoral membership will be granted for one year in the first instance and is renewable at the discretion of the Governing Body.
Affiliated Postdoctoral members of the College will have the same access to facilities as other members. They will become affiliated Postdoctoral members of Clare Hall and be issued with a University card and will be able to participate fully in the academic and social life of the College. There will be a small charge of £100 per annum to cover administrative costs. Meals, drinks, use of sporting facilities, etc. will be charged at the same rate as other non-student members. Clare Hall also welcomes partners and families to participate in College activities.
Applications for postdoctoral membership beginning in January 2018 should be made online following the link here.
The deadline for applications is the 20 December 2017.
You will be asked to upload a CV and details of your research achievements and current research. Applications must be supported by a letter from a senior academic in your institution, confirming that you hold a current contract of employment and that your position is secure until 31 December 2018.
The College will NOT solicit letters of support. It is, therefore, applicants’ responsibility to insert the email address of the senior academic allowing adequate time for a response before the deadline. The senior academic will be contacted automatically by the online Fellowship Application System (CASC).
Frequently Asked Questions
Applications are normally required by early December to begin the following January.
Postdoctoral membership will be granted for one year in the first instance and is renewable at the discretion of the Governing Body.
Affiliated Post-doctoral members of the college will have the same access to college facilities as other members, except that they will be restricted to dining in the evening. They will become affiliated post-doctoral members of Clare Hall and be issued with a University card and will be able to participate fully in the academic and social life of the college.
There will be a small charge of £100 per annum to cover administrative costs. Meals, drinks, use of sporting facilities, etc. will be charged at the same rate as other non-student members.
Clare Hall welcomes partners and families to participate in College activities.
If you have further questions or require more information, please contact the College Registrar, Amanda Barclay.