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Homerton is a friendly, modern college and offers a very pleasant working environment and a generous benefit package. For all college positions we offer an excellent remuneration package which includes:

  • a very generous defined benefit pension scheme (your pension payment and lump-sum on retirement is predetermined by a formula based on your earnings history, tenure of service and age, rather than depending directly on investment returns). Monthly employer contributions are currently 18.2%

  • a great working environment

  • free on-site parking

  • meals on duty

  • subsidised access to our College gym

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Great range of high street and online discounts

Homerton is an equal opportunities employer.

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College Research Associates

Homerton College intends to appoint several College Research Associates from 1 October 2020 or commencing later in the academic year 2020-21. Candidates must be of postdoctoral standing, and may be graduates of any university. They would normally hold awards made in a national or international competition for the purpose of conducting research in the University of Cambridge or at an associated research institution. There are no conditions of subject attached to these positions, but the successful applicants are likely to be within seven years of having completed the requirements for the PhD (or equivalent) degree. Candidates will be selected with reference to their ability to contribute to the intellectual, educational, and social life of the College. The College is committed to diversity and inclusion and welcomes applicants from all backgrounds.

The appointment of College Research Associate will be coterminous with the postdoctoral award in the University of Cambridge or associated research institution. Appointment as a College Research Associate is for three years in the first instance (provided that postdoctoral status and funding remains in place), and Research Associates may apply after the initial three years for reappointment to a term specified by the Research Committee of College Council. Various College benefits are offered, including meals, involvement in College research events, the opportunity to receive training in undergraduate teaching, and the opportunity to get involved in Homerton Changemakers. The position does not come with a stipend or a research allowance, and it is not usually possible to provide accommodation. The positions do not carry any teaching obligation, but involvement in College life is welcomed. Such involvement might, for example, take the form of outreach projects, mentoring students, or teaching.

For an Application Form and Equal Opportunities form, please click on the relevant links. 

Applications should also include:

  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a 500-word statement of current research and future plans;
  • a short statement providing the reasons for desiring a College connection including an indication of how the applicant would like to become involved in the College.

Applications should be submitted by email to the HR Coordinator, ( by 31 August 2020, 5pm.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to the Research Committee at

Applicants are further required to ensure that two references are submitted via email ( to arrive by the deadline date.  Referees will be senior members of the relevant Cambridge Department or Faculty, or scholars of equivalent seniority in other universities who are able to comment on the work of the applicant. Appointment to these positions will follow scrutiny by the Research Committee of the Homerton College Council. Interviews are not normally required but an invitation to interview may be extended at the discretion of the Research Committee.