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Assistant Professor in Political Theory

Applications are invited for an Assistant Professor in Political Theory in the Department of Politics and International Studies, from the 1st September 2023.

The successful candidate will have a record of research publications commensurate with the international reputation of the University of Cambridge. Primary teaching responsibilities will include the development and delivery of seminars on the MPhil in Politics and International Studies as well as contributing to undergraduate Political Theory courses. The candidate will be expected to provide at least 40 hours of lectures and seminars annually, as well as conducting small-group undergraduate teaching (supervisions).

Candidates will need to show evidence of the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Doctorate in a relevant subject area (or clear evidence that completion of such a doctorate is imminent);
  • Evidence of ability to publish research on Political Theory in the leading international scholarly outlets;
  • Evidence of ability to teach in the MPhil in Politics and International Studies as well as undergraduate Political Theory papers;
  • Ability to play an effective and collegial role in the life and work of the Department;

Further information about the Department can be found at

Applications should be made online, references will be requested from short-listed candidates.

We particularly welcome applications from candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our department.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Informal enquiries can be made to the Departmental Administrator, Ms Emma King (

Please quote reference UE34892 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.

Further information

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