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University Lecturer in Gender Studies [Temporary] (Fixed Term)

last modified Jan 21, 2020 12:01 PM

Centre LogoFixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months in the first instance.

The University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies is currently inviting applications for a one-year Temporary Lectureship in Gender Studies, from 15 September 2020. This is an exceptional opportunity to join our growing and thriving multi-disciplinary Centre in the Department of Politics and International Studies.

The post-holder should have researched, published and taught on gender topics, broadly understood to encompass a range of perspectives and approaches toward understanding gender in relation to the human subject.

The aim of the Centre is to increase our capacity for rigorous analysis of gender and sexuality and to promote awareness of their relevance in historic, economic, political, artistic, social, and scientific contexts. As such, we welcome inquiry from multiple, overlapping and intersectional perspectives. We aim to push across the boundaries of disciplines and identities to promote ambitious and ground-breaking work that is able to build on the strengths of research across the University of Cambridge, and to deeply engage with the complexities of studying gender in our world.

Applicants will be expected to have a strong background in gender related theory and methods. The post-holder will partake in all the Centre's functions including post-graduate teaching on the MPhil and PhD programmes in Multi-disciplinary Gender Studies, undergraduate teaching for the HSPS Tripos (including for example the Part IIB paper 'Politics and Gender'), research, academic administration, academic events/public engagement and fundraising.

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

  • Good first degree and a doctorate in a relevant subject area (or clear evidence that completion of such a doctorate is imminent);
  • Evidence of ability to teach the required subject areas effectively, and at all relevant levels;
  • Evidence of ability to engage in internationally recognised high-level research, with publications and participation in scholarly activity commensurate with stage of career;
  • Ability to play an effective role in the life and work of the Centre
  • Ability to work as part of a team.

Further information about the Department and Faculty can be found at and

The closing date for this post is 18 February 2020. Full details, including the online application form, are available at the University's Job Opportunities website: