Cambridge, Cambridgeshire (GB)
A competitive salary will be paid
30 May 2019
End of advertisement period
01 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

St John’s College, University of 

Election of Master

The Fellows of the College invite applications from outstanding candidates to succeed Professor Sir Christopher Dobson as Master for 10 years from 1st October 2020. Candidates will possess distinguished records of achievement and leadership in academia or another professional field; they will relish the opportunity to lead a vibrant and diverse community of academics, staff, students and alumni. 

Founded in 1511 by Lady Margaret Beaufort, St John’s College is one of the largest colleges in the University of Cambridge, counting Nobel prize winners, Prime Ministers, scientists, artists, and leaders in business, public service and industry amongst its alumni. With over 150 Fellows covering the complete range of disciplines, a diverse student body of undergraduate and graduate students from across the world, and a focus on widening participation, the College is committed to the advancement of education, religion, learning and research. 

The successful candidate will demonstrate the warmth and diplomatic skills required to engage and inspire the College community, working closely with Fellows, College Officers, staff, research associates, students and alumni to pursue academic excellence within a community that values equality and diversity, and to sustain and develop a welcoming, inclusive, supportive and ambitious academic community.

The successful candidate will be elected on merit irrespective of gender, background, religious beliefs or personal circumstances.

To download the details for this role, including information on how to apply, please visit, quoting reference 4159. The closing date for applications is 9am BST on Monday 1st July 2019.  

Location: Cambridge.

Salary: A competitive salary will be paid.

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