Stephen W. Hawking Professorship of Cosmology 

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire (GB)
Tuesday, 23 February 2021
End of advertisement period
Thursday, 25 March 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Stephen W. Hawking Professorship of Cosmology 
Department/Location: Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics
Reference: LE25784

The Advisory Committee to the Stephen W. Hawking Professorship of Cosmology invite applications for this Professorship from persons whose  work falls within the broad field of cosmology which includes the analysis as to the origins of matter and of the universe, theoretical cosmology and gravitation, and all other fields of academic scholarship as may from time to time be generally considered cosmology and theoretical physics, to take up appointment on 1 October 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Candidates will have an outstanding research record of great international stature. They will have the vision, leadership, experience and enthusiasm to build on current strengths 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.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: 

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 12 April 2021. 

Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Colm-cille P. Caulfield, Head of DAMTP, and Convenor to the Advisory Committee: 

Please quote reference LE25784 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.