University Lectureship in the Political Economy of Development

University of Cambridge Department of Politics and International Studies

The Department of Politics and International Studies is seeking to appoint a permanent University Lecturer (i.e. Assistant Professor) in the Political Economy of Development, based in the Centre of Development Studies, from 1st September 2021. The salary range is £41,526-£52,559.

The successful candidates will have a record of world-class research and publications commensurate with the international reputation of the University of Cambridge. Teaching responsibilities will include contributing to the development, delivery, supervision and assessment of courses in Political Economy (broadly conceived) in the MPhil in Development Studies, as well as supplementary teaching at the postgraduate and undergraduate levels. Candidates should also demonstrate a willingness and ability to contribute to the self-governance and administration of the Centre and the Department.

Candidates will need to show evidence of the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Doctorate in a relevant subject area (or clear evidence that completion of such a doctorate is imminent);
  • Evidence of ability to engage in internationally recognised high-level research in the Political Economy of Development, with publications in the leading outlets;
  • Evidence of ability to teach the Political Economy of Development;
  • Ability to play an effective and collegial role in the life and work of the Centre and the Department.

Please see the Further Particulars online for additional specifics on the position. Further information about the Centre and the Department can be found at and

Applications should be made online, references will be requested from short-listed candidates. The closing date for this post is 1 January 2021.

We particularly welcome applications from women and /or candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in the Department.

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Enquiries can be made to the chair of the committee Prof. Jason Sharman (

Interviews for shortlisted applicants will be scheduled after the application close date.

Enquiries about applications should be addressed to Ms Louisa Bailey (

Please quote reference UC24186 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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