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Lecturer in Public Policy (Fixed Term)

The Department of Politics and International Studies is seeking to appoint to a 1-year Lectureship in Public Policy from 1st September 2017. This is an exciting opportunity to join a fast growing department at Cambridge.

We are looking for a scholar with an excellent track record in both research and teaching on topics related to public policy. The post-holder will deliver teaching on modules of the Department's MPhil in Public Policy as well as convene a number of other policy-related teaching activities.

The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the continued growth of the Department. S/he will produce research of 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 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.

Expertise in the economic aspects of policy-making would be particularly welcome, but is not a requirement.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 years in the first instance.

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 may be addressed to Prof Michael Kenny (

Interviews will be held w/c 24 July 2017.

Please quote reference UE12405 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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