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Professorship of Family Research

The Board of Electors to the Professorship of Family Research invite applications for this Professorship from persons whose work falls within the general field of the Professorship to take up appointment on 1 October 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Candidates will have an outstanding research record of international stature in Family Research, broadly defined (including approaches from social science, inter-generational studies, developmental science, human genetics, or combinations thereof) and will require the vision, leadership, experience and enthusiasm in maintaining and developing a leading research presence. They will hold a PhD or equivalent postgraduate qualification.

Standard professorial duties include teaching and research, examining, supervision and administration. The Professor will be based in Cambridge. A competitive salary will be offered.

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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 14 June 2021.

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 PJ26398 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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