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

The Department of Politics and International Studies is seeking to appoint a University Lectureship in Public Policy from 1st September 2020. This is an exciting opportunity to join a fast growing department at Cambridge. The post-holder will play a major role in the further development of the thriving public policy community at Cambridge, and make significant contributions to the Bennett Institute for Public Policy.


We are looking for a scholar with an excellent track record in both research and teaching on topics related to public policy, and welcome applicants from different disciplinary backgrounds. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the continued growth of POLIS, where they will be based. They will produce research of high international standing and possess a flexible approach to teaching and administrative Departmental duties.


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

  • A doctorate in a relevant subject area or disciplinary field (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, and at all relevant levels;
  • Ability to play an effective role in the life and work of the Department;
  • Ability to work as part of a team.

Further information about the Department can be found at


All applications will be considered by all relevant members of the department.


Interview dates will be confirmed after the closing date.


Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.


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


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


Informal enquiries about the Lectureship may be addressed to Jason Sharman ( in the first instance. Enquiries about the applications process should be addressed to Louisa Bailey (


Please quote reference UE20918 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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