Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship and College Lectureship in Economics

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire (GB)
Apr 21, 2021
End of advertisement period
May 25, 2021
Contract Type
Full Time


Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship and College Lectureship in Economics. They are invited from all fields of Economics, but preference may be given to a candidate in the field of macroeconomics. 

The position is intended to provide a valuable development opportunity for a four year fixed term to an individual at the beginning of their academic career to allow them to build teaching skills, a publication record and other academic activity with a view to obtaining an academic or policy appointment afterwards. The post is tenable from 1 September 2021 to 31 August 2025 or for a similar period with dates to be agreed and is not renewable or extendable. 

The successful candidate will be expected to reside in Cambridge and will be elected to a Fellowship of the College. They will be expected to undertake 160 hours of small-group teaching for the College during the academic year (equivalent to an average of 8 hours per week during Full Term), to act as Director of Studies in Economics when required, to engage in research and publication, and to undertake other College offices or duties appropriate to an early-career appointment if asked to do so.   

The stipend will be equivalent to points 45-49 of the Cambridge University scale (currently £36,914£41,526). The Fellow will be a member of the College’s Governing Body and will be expected to sit on a number of College committees, appropriate to an early-career post. The privileges of a Fellowship include seven free meals per week, the possibility of limited financial support for research expenses, a study room for teaching and other academic purposes, and possibly single occupancy residential accommodation in College. The stipend is subject to a reduction if the Fellow chooses to reside in College. 

Further particulars are available at Letters of application (there are no forms) should be sent to  to arrive no later than noon on Tuesday 25th May 2021, including: a curriculum vitae with details of qualifications, publications and experience; one publication or a piece of work representative of the candidate’s research at its best; teaching evaluations if available;  an indication of the papers currently taught in the Cambridge Economics Tripos that the  candidate can teach (see for paper  descriptions); an indication of whether a work visa would be required in order to take up the post; and the names and addresses of two persons who have agreed to act as academic referees. Candidates must arrange for their referees to send their reference directly to so that references are received by the closing date of noon on Tuesday 25th May 2021. Short-listed candidates may be invited for interviews likely to be held on or around Tuesday 8th June.