Clifford Norton Studentship in the History of Science

The governing body of Queen’s College proposes to elect to a Clifford Norton Studentship in the History of Science (including History of Medicine, History of Technology, History of Mathematics). The successful candidate will enter upon the studentship on 1 October 2005.

The studentship is non-stipendiary and will be tenable for two years in the first instance, with the possibility of a single renewal for a third. The studentship does not carry entitlement to rooms, but the student will be an honorary member of the senior common room and entitled to free meals in college; the student will have the status of Fellow Commoner. The student may, with the leave of the governing body, engage in teaching up to a maximum of six hours weekly and, if teaching, would normally be expected to give priority to the college’s own teaching needs.

Candidates must by 1 October 2005 have passed all the examinations required for a first degree at Oxford or another university, and must not have exceeded the thirtieth term from his or her matriculation. Candidates should submit six copies of their application to the Academic Administrator, Queen’s College, Oxford OX1 4AW, not later than 11 May (e-mail applications will not be accepted).

Applications should include the following information: (1) full name, age, and nationality; (2) brief summary of career, with details of education, degrees and teaching experience, if any (date of first entry to a university should be expressly mentioned); (3) details of publications, if any, and a summary of the candidate’s proposed programme of research; (4) the names of two referees, whom the candidate should ask to send references direct to the Academic Administrator by 11 May 2005; (5) and a telephone number and e-mail address where the candidate can be contacted.