Vacancies at Christ's College

The following job vacancies are currently available.


Academic Vacancies

Non-Stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship

The College invites applications for a Non-Stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship for research in any subject, open to those who have, or expect to have, secured post-doctoral funding support at Cambridge University.  The Fellowship will be tenable for at least two years, but no more than four years, normally from not later than 1st October 2017, and is not renewable.  Open to candidates who hold a first degree, or a higher degree or who are studying for a higher degree.  Candidates are advised that a Research Fellowship is intended for a researcher early in their career.  A successful applicant is expected to be either a graduate student, in the latter stages of research leading to a PhD Degree (or equivalent) or a post-doctoral researcher who has completed their PhD Degree after 1st January 2016.

Applications (there are no forms) and referees' reports must be submitted by email to and received by the College by 12:00noon on Thursday 16th February 2017.  Selected candidates may be invited to the College for interview on or around Monday 27th February 2017.

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College Lectureship and Fellowship in Modern and Medieval Languages (Spanish) - Four Year Fixed Term

Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants for a College Lectureship in Modern and Medieval Languages (Spanish), associated with a Fellowship of Christ's College.  The Lectureship is intended to provide a valauable development opportunity for a fixed term to an individual at the beginning of their academic career to allow them to build teaching skills, a publication record and other academic activity with a view to obtaining a University appointment in Cambridge or elsewhere.

Tenable for four years without the possibility of renewal, the precise dates of employment will be discussed and agreed with the successful candidate before appointment but are likely to be from 1st September 2017 to 31st August 2021.  The successful candidate will be expected to reside in Cambridge and will be elected to a Fellowship of the College.  They will be expected to undertake at least eight hours of small-group teaching per week for the College during Full Term (equivalent to 160 hours per academic year), to engage in research and publication, to assist or act as Director of Studies in Spanish with oversight of other Modern Languages when required, and to undertake other College offices or duties appropriate to an early-career appointment if asked to do so.  Candidates should normally be able to teach a range of subjects from the material covered in the Spanish section of the Modern and Medieval Languages Tripos at the University of Cambridge.  The Fellow may, at their discretion, give additional College teaching (beyond 160 hours per annum) which would be remunerated at the normal hourly rates for College supervisions.  The stipend will be equivalent to point 41 of the Cambridge University scale (presently £31,076).

The Fellow will be a member of the College's Governing Body and will be expected to sit on a number of College committeees.  The prvileges of a Fellowship include seven free meals per week, the possibility of limited financial support for research expenses, a study room for teaching and other academic purposes, and the possibility of single-occupancy residential accommodation in College.  The stipend is subject to a reduction if the Fellow choosese to reside in College.

Letters of application (there are no forms) should be sent to to arrive no later than 12:00 noon on Monday 13th February 2017 and should include a curriculum vitae, with details of qualifications, publications and experience, an indication of whether a work visa would be required in order to take up the post, and the names and addresses of two persons who have agreed to act as academic referees.  Candidates must arrange for their referees to write direct to so that references are received by the closing date of 12:00 noon on Monday 13th February 2017.  Short-listed candidates may be asked to provide copies of written work and will be invited for interviews, which are expected to be held during the week commencing Monday 27th February 2017.

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Christ’s College wishes to recruit a full time, permanent Night Porter in the Porters’ Lodge.  The main point of public entry to the College, the Porters provide a comprehensive front of house and security service to College Fellows, staff, students and visitors. This role is to join the team working a dedicated night shift, dealing with all issues which occur at the College during night time hours.

Working 55 hours per week in shifts of 11 hours as part of a rota system, the successful candidate for this post will be able to demonstrate experience in a similar field of work (security, managing the public, customer service or information and assistance for example) and possess a courteous and professional approach.  Reliable, conscientious and methodical with the ability to organise a varied workload, experience of IT and security systems would be an advantage.

The salary for this post is within the range of points 24 - 28 on the University single salary spine, and for a 55 hour week currently equates to £27,779 - £31,123 pa. Other benefits include 36 days’ holiday pro rata (inclusive of bank holidays); membership of a contributory pension scheme and free meals in College.

In order to apply please submit a completed application form with covering letter outlining your suitability for the post by the closing date shown below. An application form, job description and person specification are available to download below.   Applications may be sent by e-mail to or by post addressed to the Assistant to the HR Manager, Christ’s College, St Andrew’s Street, Cambridge CB2 3BU.

The closing date for receipt of applications is noon on MONDAY 6th FEB 2017 and interviews will be held during week commencing 13th FEB 2017.

Application Form

Night Porter Job Description



Christ’s College wishes to appoint three Relief Porters to work flexibly, joining either the day or night shift team of Porters as required. The successful candidates should be able to work effectively as part of a small team and act confidently in dealing with a variety of duties including security and emergency issues and providing an efficient front of house service.  Previous experience of working in a customer facing role or in a campus based environment will be advantageous.

The salary for this post will be paid at point 24 of the University’s single pay spine which currently equates to £18,734 (pro rata for time worked).  Other benefits include a contributory pension scheme, free meals when on duty and use of the College gym.

An application form, job description with person specification for this post can be downloaded below and in order to apply, please submit a completed application form and covering letter outlining your suitability for the post by the closing deadline of 12 noon on Monday 13th February 2017.  It is anticipated that interviews will take place during the following week

Applications may be e-mailed to or posted to the HR Manager, Christ’s College, St Andrew’s Street, Cambridge, CB2 3BU.

Application Form

Relief Porter Job Description


Christ's College is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Please note that if you are shortlisted for interview you will need to prove your eligibility to work in the UK. Please see the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act (2006) for further details.





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