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Bennett Professorship of Public Policy

The Board of Electors to the Bennett Professorship of Public Policy invite applications from persons whose work falls within the general field of the Professorship to take up appointment on 1 January 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Candidates will have an outstanding research record of international stature in public policy, with an emphasis on questions of inequality and economic growth, broadly understood. Candidates will be able to demonstrate the vision, leadership, experience and enthusiasm to build on current strengths in maintaining and developing a leading research presence. The successful candidate will hold a PhD or equivalent postgraduate qualification and/or have a track record of institutional leadership in this area.

The duties for this Professorship include helping to establish and direct the new Policy Institute in the University and taking a lead on interdisciplinary research. This will include showcasing public policy work in Cambridge that connects the social sciences with other scientific disciplines. Teaching is not a core part of this role, although it is expected that some input to the Department's Public Policy courses will take place. The Professorship comes with a Fellowship at Churchill College. The Professor will be based in Cambridge. A competitive salary will be offered.

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.

Further information is available at: or contact the Human Resources, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TT, (email:

Applications, consisting of a letter of application, a statement of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae and a publications list, along with details of three referees should be made online no later than 28 April 2017.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor David Runciman, Head of the Department of Politics and International Studies (

Please quote reference UE11704 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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