SPALDING TRUST VISITING FELLOWSHIP IN COMPARATIVE RELIGION
The Governing Body of Clare Hall proposes to elect a stipendiary Visiting
Fellow in Comparative Religion for a period of one year from 1 October
2011 or an agreed date thereafter. There are no restrictions on age, sex,
or previous standing for this Fellowship, except that those who have
previously held College Visiting Fellowships, or Research Fellowships in
Oxford or Cambridge are not eligible. At the close of their tenure,
Fellows normally become Life Members of the College.
The Trust aims to promote a better understanding between the great
cultures of the world by encouraging the study of the religious principles
on which they are based.
The College and the Trust may give preference to candidates who are at a
fairly early stage of their careers. However, in certain circumstances the
College and the Trust might be willing to appoint a scholar of longer
seniority who already holds an academic post and is thus in receipt of
regular support. The Fellow will normally be provided with a stipend of
£15,000 and an allowance of College commons. Accommodation may be provided
at normal rental cost.
The College and the Trust expect the Fellow to contribute to a deeper
understanding of at least one of the world.s great religions provided that
the candidate is not working exclusively in his or her own religion, both
in the academic community of Cambridge and among more general audiences.
The manner of such a contribution, whether by public lecture, seminar, or
supervision of students, will be subject to discussion with the College
and the Trust, who are both anxious that the Fellow will use the
opportunities provided by the Fellowship to full advantage, to support the
work of the University and the College, to further the aims of the Trust,
and to pursue research within the field of religious studies. On
completion of the Fellowship the Fellow will be asked to submit a short
report on work accomplished.
Applicants are asked to send, with their letter of application, six copies
of the following documents:
* a curriculum vitae
* a proposal, in not more than 1,000 words, indicating how they would
fulfil the aims of the Fellowship
* the names of three scholars who are prepared to act as referees.
The College will not itself seek references from scholars; applicants are
themselves responsible for asking for letters of recommendation to be sent
directly to Dr Michael Loewe, Clare Hall, Herschel Road, Cambridge, CB3
9AL. The closing date for applications is 31 January 2011. Candidates may
be called for interview.