Current Vacancies

Assistant Professorship in Celtic

Reference: GH33499

The Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic wishes to appoint to an Assistant Professorship in Celtic from 1 September 2023.

We seek applicants who have research and teaching interests in any aspect of medieval Celtic languages and literatures, with a focus on Welsh. We are open to a wide range of approaches and expertise, including interdisciplinary work which combines the study of languages and literatures with historical evidence and material culture.

We welcome applicants whose interests also engage with the other geographical and cultural areas covered by the ASNC Department, as well as applicants with an academic interest in one or more of the following fields: a) Philology and linguistics; b) History of Gaelic- and Brittonic-speaking peoples; c) Art history and artefacts; d) Global or digital humanities; e) Manuscript studies.

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to: Professor Elizabeth Rowe, If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact the Schools HR team on

Closing date: Midnight (GMT) on Thursday 8 December 2022. Interviews are planned for 12 and 13 January 2023.

Further details and how to apply


Funding Opportunities for Academics

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship Scheme 2023

The Faculty of English and Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic welcome applications from potential applicants for the Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship Scheme 2023. The Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship (ECF) is a highly prestigious and competitive, post-doctoral award for researchers who are near the start of their career. The Leverhulme Trust awards approximately 143 three-year fellowships nationally, for early career researchers with matched funding by the Isaac Newton Trust (INT) for those wishing to hold a fellowship at the University of Cambridge.

There is therefore a two-stage Cambridge selection process before applications are submitted to the Leverhulme Trust. The first is by the Faculty/Department, the second by the Isaac Newton Trust.

Please check the eligibility criteria on the Isaac Newton Trust (INT) website. The Leverhulme Trust website supplies full guidance for applicants.

Instructions for applicants

After first checking your eligibility and the full guidance on the INT and Leverhulme websites, please supply the following application materials to, by the Faculty deadline of 09:00 on Monday 19 December 2022:

• A cover sheet (download from the INT website);

• A CV (not exceeding two sides);

• A draft of the following three items required for the Leverhulme application:

    • A list of your major publications (maximum one side);
    • A statement of your current research (maximum 250 words); and
    • A detailed statement of your proposed research (maximum two sides).

• Two letters of reference, at least one of which should be from someone external to Cambridge. Please ask your referees to send their letters directly to

Leverhulme Trust Postdoctoral Fellowships require you to nominate a mentor during the application process (described as a ‘host’ on the INT coversheet). Please use the Senior Members section of the Academic staff page on our website to identify a potential mentor and contact them in good time prior to submitting your application.

The INT will inform successful candidates and departments in good time for finalisation of submissions before the Leverhulme national deadline of 16:00 on 23 February 2023. Final decisions from the Leverhulme Trust regarding successful applicants are expected at the end of May 2023.

If you have any queries about this process or timetable, please email