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Assistant Professor in Public Policy (Fixed term)

University of Cambridge - Department of Politics and International Studies

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £43,414 to £54,949
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 24th November 2022
Closes: 9th December 2022
Job Ref: UE34310

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 August 2023 in the first instance.

Applications are invited for a fixed-term Assistant Professorship in Public Policy in the Department of Politics and International Studies, which will run until September 2023.  This post offers an exciting opportunity to join a growing department at Cambridge and to make a significant contribution to the further development of public policy as a field of study. The post-holder will provide support for the delivery of the successful MPhil Programme in Public Policy.

Priority will be given to a scholar with a strong background in statistical and/or quantitative research methods, and who has a proven background as an analyst of public policy. S/he will also have developed research of high international standing and possess a flexible approach to teaching and administrative Departmental duties.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate a willingness and ability to contribute to the continued growth of the Department, and possess a flexible approach to teaching and Departmental duties.

The teaching duties on the MPhil in Public Policy (2022-23) would include:

  • Supervision of individual students
  • Contributing to the teaching of the Science, Evidence and Environmental Policy core module
  • Organising and delivering the Policy Analysis Exercise (PAE) that takes place during Easter Term
  • Marking duties on several core papers on the programme
  • Marking duties for the independent research papers and work placement report papers

The post-holder will also make a contribution to the teaching of the Undergraduate public policy paper.

Candidates must be able to show evidence of research of international standing in their own field of study, demonstrate a willingness and ability to contribute to the core functions of  the Department, and possess a flexible approach to teaching and administrative duties. Applicants will be assessed on the quality and potential of their research, and on their ability to contribute to both our undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes. Candidates should be able to speak to an international audience about a wide range of policy issues.

Further information about the Department and Faculty can be found at www.polis.cam.ac.uk and www.hsps.cam.ac.uk

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

For any informal queries, please contact Ms Emma King, Departmental Administrator (ek564@cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference UE34310 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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