University Assistant Professor in Development Studies and Latin American Studies (1 year fixed term)

Department of Politics and International Studies

University of Cambridge, Trinity Ln, Cambridge, UK


  • Posted on: 10th Jan 2022
  • Salary: £42,149-£53,348
  • REF: UE29487
  • Closes: 07th February 2022
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months.

Applications are invited for a one-year Assistant Professorship in Development Studies (0.8) and Latin American Studies (0.2) in the Department of Politics and International Studies, from 15 September 2022. This is an exceptional opportunity to join thriving multi-disciplinary Centres in POLIS.

The post-holder should have researched, published and taught in Development Studies and Latin American Studies, broadly understood to encompass a range of perspectives and approaches to understand processes of change and inequality in and from the region. We welcome inquiry from multiple, overlapping and interdisciplinary perspectives. Both centres aim to push across the boundaries of disciplines, and to deeply engage with the complexities of studying power and difference in our world.

Applicants will be expected to have a strong background in related theory and methods. The post-holder will partake in all functions including post-graduate teaching on the MPhils in Development Studies and Latin American Studies, and undertake research, academic administration, and academic events.

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 both Centres;
  • Ability to work as part of a team.

Further information about the Department and Centres can be found at, and

The closing date for this post is 7 February 2022.

Applications should be made online, references will be requested from short-listed candidates.

Interviews for shortlisted applicants will be scheduled shortly after the application close date and will involve a presentation.

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 our department.

Click the ‘Apply’ button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Informal enquiries about the Assistant Professorship may be addressed to Dr Graham Denyer Willis (

Enquiries about applications should be addressed to Ms Emma King (

Please quote reference UE29487 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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