INT Academic Career Development Fellowship in Political and Economic Sociology (fixed term)

The Role

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

We are recruiting an Isaac Newton Trust Academic Career Development Fellow in Political and Economic Sociology. The Fellowship is a new opportunity for exceptional scholars to contribute to both research and teaching within a Faculty and College environment, offering excellent preparation for subsequent academic appointments at Cambridge or elsewhere.

The Fellowship is offered through partnership between the Department of Sociology and Gonville & Caius College.

As an Isaac Newton Trust Academic Career Development Fellow, you will have an opportunity to:

  • enjoy protected time for an independent research project;
  • be embedded in a Faculty research and teaching culture;
  • teach in Colleges in small groups;
  • in some cases, act as a College Director of Studies;
  • teach undergraduate and/or Masters students in a Department setting;
  • be mentored by Department members in academic skills (teaching, research, publication, grant applications, academic administration).

Eligible candidates will be at an early stage of their career with typically less than three years' experience post-PhD/equivalent, exclusive of any career breaks. You will either already hold a PhD, or have an equivalent qualification, or will have submitted your doctoral dissertation by the Fellowship application deadline.

You will be expected to propose a personal research project appropriate for the duration of the Fellowship.

You will be able to demonstrate an appetite for enquiry and an enthusiasm for teaching at all levels. You will have the ability to balance competing priorities across the full range of Fellowship activities and to build effective relationships with students, academic and professional staff across the collegiate University.

The Fellowship is offered through two coterminous appointments; a Faculty appointment (including the research component) at 26 hours per week, coupled with a separate College appointment at 11 hours per week. The Fellowship is available for a fixed duration of 36 months, tenable across both coterminous appointments. Fellows of Gonville & Caius are expected to participate in the social and intellectual life of the College through attending academic events, appearing at mealtimes, and contributing to teaching and research activities.

To view the Further Particulars for this role, please click here.

Application Process

To register and apply, please click here. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

The closing date for applications is 17 April 2023. Interviews will be held on 1 May 2023.

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.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact

Informal queries about this position may be directed to Prof Manali Desai, Head of Department of Sociology and to Dr Andrew Rowland, Senior Tutor at Caius

Please quote reference JM35780 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.