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Whewell Professorship of International Law

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire (GB)
Closing date
7 Mar 2024

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Academic Discipline
Law, Social Sciences
Job Type
Academic Posts, Professors / Chairs
Contract Type
Full Time

Department/Location: Faculty of Law
Reference: JK40043
Closing date: 7 March 2024

The Board of Electors to the Whewell Professorship of International Law invites applications for this Professorship from persons who work in the field of Public International Law to take up appointment on 1 October 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The successful candidate will have an outstanding track-record as a scholar and teacher of Public International Law and will have the international stature, vision, experience and enthusiasm necessary to provide intellectual leadership and to maintain and develop the University of Cambridge's position as a global centre of excellence for research in and the study of Public International Law.

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 at or by contacting 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 26 February 2023.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Mark Elliott (convenor of Board of Electors):  

Please quote reference JK40043 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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