University Lecturer in Public Policy University of Cambridge, Department of Politics and International Studies

University Lecturer in Public Policy


The Department of Politics and International Studies is seeking to appoint to a University Lectureship in Public Policy from 1st September 2018. This is an exciting opportunity to join a fast growing department at Cambridge. The post offers great potential for future development as the public policy work in the Department continues to expand. It requires the capacity to play a leadership role in relation to the successful Executive M.Phil Programme in Public Policy which is housed in POLIS. And it also presents a great opportunity to make a significant contribution to the newly launched Cambridge Institute for Public Policy, a major new multi-disciplinary enterprise focused upon some of the major policy challenges of the contemporary era.


We are looking for a scholar with an excellent track record in both research and teaching on topics related to public policy. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the continued growth of the Department. S/he will produce research of high international standing and possess a flexible approach to teaching and administrative Departmental duties. S/he will take a significant role in overseeing the development and administration of the M.Phil in Public Policy.


Candidates will need to show evidence of the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • A doctorate in a relevant subject area (or clear evidence that completion of such a doctorate is imminent);

  • Evidence of ability to engage in internationally recognised high-level research in chosen subject area, with publications and participation in scholarly activity commensurate with stage of career;

  • Evidence of ability to teach the subject effectively, all relevant levels, including the ability to teach on an Executive programme to public policy professionals;

  • Ability to play an effective role in the life and work of the Department;

  • Ability to work as part of a team.

  • Ability to take a leadership role in relation to the M.Phil in Public Policy.


Further information about the Department can be found at


To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.


Informal enquiries about the Lectureship may be addressed to Professor Michael Kenny ( Enquiries about applications should be addressed to Mrs Suzy Adcock (


Applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted in February 2018.


Please quote reference UE14231 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.


The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.


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