Professorship of English

Faculty of English

University of Cambridge, Trinity Ln, Cambridge, UK


  • Posted on: 27th Oct 2021
  • Salary: Competitive
  • REF: GG28730
  • Closes: 15th December 2021
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

The Board of Electors to the Professorship of English invite applications for this Professorship from those whose work is connected with any aspect of Anglophone literature to take up appointment on 1 October 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Candidates will have an outstanding research record of international stature and the vision, leadership, experience and enthusiasm to develop the Faculty’s research profile. They will hold a PhD or equivalent postgraduate qualification.

Standard professorial duties include teaching and research, examining, supervision and administration. The Professor will be based in Cambridge. A competitive salary will be offered.

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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 15 December 2021.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Raphael Lyne, Convenor of the Board of Electors:

Please quote reference GG28730 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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