Academic Vacancies

Information about the following positions may be found below:

Position Closing Date
Director of Admissions 12 noon on Monday 17 June 2019

Research Fellowships Applications for Fellowships from 1 October 2019 are now closed.

Advertising for Fellowships from 1 October 2020 will open Autumn 2020

Director of Admissions

Stipend circa £45,000 plus benefits

The Governing Body of Trinity Hall is seeking to elect a new Director of Admissions. Trinity Hall strongly believes that no barriers should prevent access to education and extra-curricular activities at the highest level. The College admits undergraduate students with the strongest intellectual potential, through a fair admissions process, irrespective of school, family or financial background, race, religion or disability. The Director of Admissions will manage these initiatives as well as encouraging applications from under-represented demographic groups in close co-operation with the Admissions Officer, Schools’ Liaison Officer and Admissions Assistant. The Director of Admissions will also be responsible for planning and managing postgraduate Admissions to Trinity Hall.

The successful candidate will be appointed to a Staff Fellowship and will possess a strong academic record, hold a PhD degree, have prior experience in a higher education admissions-related role and will, ideally, also remain research active. The role has no teaching requirements, although provision could be made, subject to time constraints and the College’s current teaching needs. The Director of Admissions will manage all College admissions-related activity through liaison with the Senior Tutor, Graduate Tutors, Director of Studies and other College Fellows. This is a full time role, with particularly intense commitment required for a number of weeks at key stages in the annual admission cycle, offset by quieter periods at other times of the academic year. If required, residential accommodation is available to the successful candidate for up to three years.

Further particulars of the post are available here.

Applications (comprising a letter, application form including the names of three referees and curriculum vitae) and all enquiries should be marked “Private and Confidential” and addressed to Kate Bradley, Trinity Hall, Cambridge, CB2 1TJ; or by e-mail to

Applications should arrive no later than noon on 17 June 2019.

Interviews will take place on Monday 1 July 2019 with the successful candidate taking up office on 1 September 2019.

Research Fellowships

For those wanting to pursue a career in academia, an important transitional step from PhD to a lectureship is the appointment of high-flying young academics to a Research Fellowship (referred to in other colleges as a Junior Research Fellowship or ‘JRF’). Trinity Hall is fortunate to have received funding for five named research fellowships, and there are usually six Research Fellows in College at any one time. Appointments to Research Fellowships are keenly contested, attracting many exceptional candidates from across the globe who take part in an open competition for just two posts awarded each year (from up to 600 applicants). A Research Fellowship is typically for a three-year term, allowing the individual essential freedom for innovative research in their area of expertise with minimal pressure from teaching. Research Fellows play an integral role in College life and on leaving Trinity Hall have usually secured an excellent posting within the academic world.

This is a joint college scheme, shared with Churchill, Murray Edwards, Robinson and St Edmund’s colleges.



(College Fellows in various subjects are appointed based on Faculty/University positions and as such are not advertised here.)


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