Professorship of the History of Political Thought

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire (GB)
02 Nov 2017
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02 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Professorship of the History of Political Thought
Faculty of History
Ref: JJ13720

The Board of Electors to the Professorship of the History of Political Thought invites applications for this Professorship from persons whose work falls within the general field of the Professorship to take up appointment on 1 October 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. The Professorship falls vacant as a consequence of the retirement of Professor John Robertson.

Candidates will have an outstanding research record of international stature in the field of the History of Political Thought, and the vision, leadership, experience and enthusiasm to build on current strengths in maintaining and developing a leading research presence.

They will hold a PhD or equivalent postgraduate qualification.
Standard professorial duties include teaching and research, and contribution to examining, supervision and administration, especially of the Faculty’s world leading MPhil in Political Thought and Intellectual History. 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 Thursday 23 November 2017.

Informal enquiries should be made to Professor Tim Harper, Chair of the Faculty of History and Convenor of the Board of Electors, at

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