Professorship of Education (1938)

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire (GB)
30 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
30 Jul 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

Job title: Professorship of Education (1938)

Department/Location: Faculty of Education

Reference: JR31980

Closing date: 29 August 2022

The Board of Electors invite applications from exceptional individuals for the endowed Professorship of Education (1938), located in the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. The appointment of this Professorship is available from the 1 January 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter.

We are seeking candidates who have an outstanding research record of international stature and who have significantly contributed to the advancement of knowledge in the field of educational equity, diversity, and inclusion in education. Candidates from varied disciplinary backgrounds, as well as those working with diverse methodological approaches are encouraged to apply for this post. The candidate should have an established track record of contributing to the promotion of diverse epistemologies and be familiar with current debates on social and cognitive justice in education. 

Successful candidates will have a demonstrable track record of teaching and supervision in the areas identified above. They will possess exceptional interpersonal, communication and inclusive leadership skills. Candidates will be encouraged to show how they have promoted their field of knowledge both nationally and internationally, and how they have supported the development of early career researchers. 

Standard professorial duties include leadership roles in the Faculty, research and scholarship, teaching in our undergraduate and graduate programmes, supervision at all levels of our programme, paper coordination, examinations, 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 29 August 2022.

The Faculty of Education welcomes expressions of interest and applications from candidates from all communities and a diversity of backgrounds. In particular, the following groups are currently under-represented in our community: women, those with a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) background and those with disabilities

Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Nidhi Singal, Convenor of the Board of Electors: telephone +44 (0)1223 767608 or email