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Professorship of Psychology in the Social Sciences

The Board of Electors to the Professorship of Psychology in the Social Sciences invite applications for this position from persons whose work falls within the general field of the Professorship to take up appointment on 1 October 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Candidates will have an outstanding research record of international stature in Psychology with relevance to work in social sciences including areas such as social or educational neuroscience, child development, and social psychology. Applicants will require the vision, leadership, experience and enthusiasm to build on current strengths in the department, and to consolidate our leading research profile. They will hold a PhD or equivalent postgraduate qualification.

Standard professorial duties include teaching and research, contribution to clinical service delivery where relevant, examining, supervision and administration. The post holder will be expected to undertake leadership roles within the department. 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 4 February 2019.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Mark Johnson, Head of the Department of Psychology and Convenor of the Board of Electors:

Please quote reference PJ17591 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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