Lecturer in Political Theory
University of Cambridge Department of Politics and International Studies
United Kingdom

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years.

The Department of Politics and International Studies is seeking to appoint a 3-year University Lectureship (i.e. Assistant Professor) in Political Theory starting 1st September 2021. The salary range is £41,526-£52,559.

The successful candidate will have a record of research publications commensurate with the international reputation of the University of Cambridge. Primary teaching responsibilities will include contributing to the development, delivery and supervision of graduate teaching the MPhil in Politics and International Studies and undergraduate Political Theory, but the candidate will also be expected to contribute across the Department's teaching responsibilities in providing at least 40 hours of lectures and seminars annually plus individual supervisions. Candidates should demonstrate a willingness and ability to contribute to the self-governance of the Department.

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

  • Doctorate in a relevant subject area (or clear evidence that completion of such a doctorate is imminent);
  • Evidence of ability to publish research on Political Theory in the leading international scholarly outlets;
  • Evidence of ability to teach in the MPhil in Politics and International Studies as well as undergraduate Political Theory papers;
  • Ability to play an effective and collegial role in the life and work of the Department;

Further information about the Department can be found at www.polis.cam.ac.uk

Applications should be made online, references will be requested from short-listed candidates. The closing date for this post is 1 January 2021.

We particularly welcome applications from women and /or candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in the Department.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Enquiries can be made to the chair of the committee Prof. Duncan Bell (dsab2@cam.ac.uk).

Interviews for shortlisted applicants will be scheduled after the application close date.

Enquiries about applications should be addressed to Ms Louisa Bailey (lkb44@cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference UE24372 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.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.


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