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Professorship of Zoology (1866)

The Board of Electors to the Professorship of Zoology (1866) invite applications for this Professorship from scientists whose research addresses the most exciting and important questions in evolution or ecology, in their broadest senses, to take up appointment on 1 January 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Candidates will have an outstanding research record of international stature in evolution or ecology and the vision, enthusiasm, experience and leadership to build on current strengths in maintaining and developing an outstanding research presence. Candidates will be collegiate, dedicated to excellent undergraduate and postgraduate education, and have a commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse academic culture. They will be willing to undertake senior leadership roles, including the role of Head of Department. 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. Applications from female candidates and candidates from other under-represented groups are especially encouraged and welcomed.

Applications should be made online no later than 5 September 2022. Please provide the following documentation: 1. A letter of application (cover letter), 2. A statement of current and future research plans (no more than four sides of A4), 3. A CV, including a full list of publications and a brief narrative (300 words maximum per output) on each of the five outputs you consider most significant, 4. Details of three referees. The University is committed to the responsible use of bibliometrics and applicants are asked not to include raw citation counts, Journal Impact Factors or H-index metrics in their applications.

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Further information is available at: or contact the Human Resources, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TT, (email: Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Howard Baylis,, (Convenor of Board of Electors).

Please quote reference PF32070 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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