Cambridge, Cambridgeshire (GB)
03 Jul 2017
End of advertisement period
02 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Master, Downing College Cambridge 

The Governing Body of Downing College, Cambridge intends to elect a new Master to succeed Professor Geoffrey Grimmett on his retirement at the end of the 2017/2018 academic year.

The College wishes to appoint a Master of integrity and stature, with a distinguished record of achievement and leadership in academia or another professional field and who is committed to the ideals and values of higher education and academic excellence. The successful candidate will command the intellectual respect of the Fellowship and provide leadership and motivation through example and consensus in developing the intellectual, social and collegial life of the College.

This person will also have the vision, personality and drive to play a major part in further developing the College’s standing and in representing the College within Cambridge University and beyond.

Downing College was founded in 1800 through a bequest made by Sir George Downing. The College is medium-sized by Cambridge standards, and is home to a lively and diverse scholarly community of around 450 undergraduates, 250 graduates and 50 Fellows, supported by 165 staff. The College’s teaching, learning and research span the full range of subjects studied within the University. Downing is also characterised by a good sense of community among its Fellows, students and staff.  For more information about the College please see its website

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency adviser to Downing College, Cambridge on this appointment. A candidate brief with full application details can be obtained from their website at using reference code FABSD. Alternatively email or telephone 020 7227 0890 (during office hours). 

Applications should be received by Wednesday 2 August. 

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