Research Fellow at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Wellington Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
New Zealand

The Fellowship

The Fellowship is funded by the Stout Trust.  It has been created to foster research inNew Zealand society, history and culture by providing the Fellow with an opportunity to work within an academic environment for the year of tenure.  The Fellowship, which was established in 1985, has resulted in a body of influential publications in the field of New Zealand studies.  The Fellowship is open to researchers in any area of study relating toNew Zealand society, history or culture, but is not intended to fund the writing of a novel, play or other literary work.


Applicants should be scholars of high standing, with an established publication record, who have a particular project they wish to initiate or complete. Applicants should submit a short description of their research project (500 words). They must be able to devote themselves to full-time research and writing on their chosen topic.  Preference may be given to an applicant who proposes a fresh field of research. The successful applicant will spend a major part of his or her time at the Stout Research Centre so as to be able to take an active part in the life of the Centre.  There is no restriction on either the nationality or occupation of applicants.  The Fellowship will not be awarded to anyone whose research is concurrently supported by their regular employment, nor for the writing of a PhD.


Tenure and Terms

The tenure of the Fellowship will be for 12 months to be taken up during 2020, normally on 1 March.  The Fellow will be attached to the Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies at Victoria University of Wellington and will be responsible to the Director.  The Stout Research Centre has been established at Victoria University of Wellington to encourage the study of society, history and culture inNew Zealand.  The Centre holds regular seminars and lectures during the year and the Fellow will be expected to contribute to this programme in a manner appropriate to his or her personal strengths and preferences.  It is expected that a publication will result from the tenure of the Fellowship.  All aspects of publication (negotiation of contract with publisher, design etc) are the responsibility of the Fellow.  A room in the Stout Research Centre will be provided for the duration of the Fellowship, with access to secretarial, computer, library and other facilities.



The salary for the Fellowship will be within the Research Fellow’s scale NZ $95,058 - $101,593 per annum (RF step 1-3) depending upon the qualifications and experience of the applicant. The Fellow may not apply for additional funding from the Stout Trust.


Further Information


All enquiries are to be directed to the Acting Director of the Centre, and not to the Stout Trust.


AProf Anna Green, Acting Director, Stout Research Centre, Victoria University of Wellington, PO Box 600, Wellington, New Zealand, tel: +64 4 463 6885 e-mail:


Applications for Appointment

Applications should be made online at


Details to be provided

Applicants should provide personal details and an outline of relevant published writings and work in progress.  The proposed programme of work during the tenure of the Fellowship must be included, with an indication of the use likely to be made of the resources available inWellingtonsuch as the Alexander Turnbull Library and Archives New Zealand.  In making the appointment, considerable weight will be given to published writings of high quality.  It is hoped that the appointment will be announced in November 2019.


Applications close at midnight on 20 September 2019.   


Victoria University of Wellington is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi.


If you apply for this position please say you saw it on Psychoneuroxy


All Jobs


Harvard University Academic Positions

Kuwait University Current Faculty Openings

Osaka University Academic Opportunities

Purdue University Job Postings for Faculty Positions

Texas Tech University Faculty Openings

Tsinghua University Job Postings

University of Cambridge Job Openings

University of Geneva Faculty Opportunities

University of New South Wales Job Openings

University of Nottingham Research Positions

University of Oslo Academic Jobs

University of Saskatchewan Faculty Positions

University of Southampton Research Vacancies

University of Tokyo Current Academic Vacancies

University of Toronto Open Faculty Positions

University of Zurich Job Postings