Cambridge University

Ax:son Johnson Centre for the Study of Classical Architecture





AD HOC Cataloguer (volunteer)

Posted 18 July 2024

The Hewlings Catalogue of Builders


The CSCA has acquired Richard Hewlings’s imminent Catalogue of Builders. The CSCA invites interested scholars with experience in either cataloguing or transcribing documents to volunteer to work directly with Richard Hewlings to transcribe the handwritten into digital catalogue. The person(s) involved in this collaborative cataloguing project will, as part of the process, acquire an unparalleled knowledge of English builders and tradespeople. Hours are very flexible. Anyone interested may contact Elizabeth Deans.


Posted 10 July 2024

2 Research Associates in the History of Art

deadline 22 July 2024

The Department of History of Art is seeking two Post-doctoral Research Associates to work full-time over 24 months. Candidates should prepare research proposals that will be deliverable within the two years of the post and that are in line with the Centre’s mission statement, which can be found here.

Based at Downing College, in the centre of Cambridge, as well as within the Department of History of Art, these exciting research roles will suit flexible and outgoing individuals with excellent communication skills and a specialist background (PhD) on an aspect of classical architectural history, design and/or urbanism. Applications are welcome from those with academic backgrounds in architectural and art history, architecture, history, design studies, and other disciplines where they have developed a strong research record in architecture relating to the ancient Graeco-Roman world or to classical architecture of the Renaissance onwards.

The Department welcomes a pro-active approach to this position which will involve working independently and with the small Centre team to:

  • Develop research objectives and proposals
  • Conduct individual and/or joint collaborative research projects
  • Write up research work for presentation and publication
  • Build internal and external contacts
  • Prepare proposals and applications to external public/governmental bodies as appropriate
  • Assist with and attend the Centre’s academic and public activities, including travel to Sweden to present research findings if requested to do so
  • Provide administrative support to the Centre’s daily activities – such as the annual Summer School, academic conferences, term-time seminars
  • organize events, participate in the summer school as well as liaising with academic colleagues, students, and members of the public


How to Apply:

Applications should be submitted online via the University of Cambridge jobs page by clicking “Apply online” in the job advert. You will need an email address to register for our online system. Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to the Director, Dr Frank Salmon, initially via

For your application to be considered, the supporting materials required for candidates are:

  1. a cover letter addressed to the Director, Dr Frank Salmon (maximum 2 sides of A4 in 12 point font) explaining your suitability for the position and how your interests align with the mission statement of the Centre;
  2. a curriculum vitae (maximum 3 pages in 12 point font);
  3. certified copies of certificates of degree qualifications;
  4. a research proposal of no more than 2000 words comprising an abstract, introduction, methodology, timetable, bibliography, and planned outcome;
  5. a writing sample of up to 10,000 words, which can be a published journal article, catalogue entry, or other appropriate writing sample such as (part of) a thesis chapter;
  6. an A4 page summary of a course relating to architecture in an age when classicism was being practised, comprising 8 one- hour lectures and two field visits (to buildings or drawings collections) suitable for second-year History of Art undergraduates;
  7. two (2) References: Applicants should also arrange for TWO academic referees who know their work to send recommendations addressed to the Director before the closing date.
  8. Practising architects may provide online access to up to 12 images of their work or a short excerpt of their film or music, as appropriate. Please include the link to your work in your detailed statement of proposed research.

The closing date for applications is midnight (BST) on Monday 22 July 2024. Interviews of short-listed candidates are expected to take place on Tuesday 30 or Wednesday 31 July 2024. These may be held online.

For queries about the application process, please email

Please quote reference GD31538 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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