Job Opportunity: Readership in Development Economics, University of Cambridge

The Faculty of Economics seeks applications for a Readership in Development Economics which is a permanent senior position and is available from 1 September 2017. Candidates should have an internationally established academic reputation for excellence in research and a proven capacity to take a leadership role.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate evidence of international recognition and excellence in research/scholarship with reference to originality, contribution to the advancement of knowledge and reputation; the successful candidate will be expected to publish in the best international journals and must have a proven capacity to take a leadership role. It is envisaged that the successful applicant will play a leading role in the research programme of the Faculty.

The successful candidate will be expected to undertake teaching (which may be in the form of lectures, seminars and classes) and will also be expected to act as an examiner, as directed by the Faculty Board. They will also be expected to undertake research with a view to publication in the best international journals and to undertake administrative tasks as directed by the Faculty Board. The Readership is a tenured position.

Appointments are subject to the Statutes and Ordinances of the University of Cambridge. Applications should include:

  • curriculum vitae
  • outline of research plans
  • full list of publications
  • three sample pieces of major work
  • teaching and research interests

The current pensionable stipend is £59,400 (Reader, University Grade 11, Point 63). In exceptional circumstances, it may be possible to offer a supplement to the salary stated for this role of up to £25,600 for five years in the first instance. Any such supplement would be awarded on the basis of a demonstrable history of outstanding achievement and an expected future level of contribution and is entirely at the discretion of the University.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the ‘Apply online’ button and register an account with the University’s Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

The deadline for applications is Sunday 28 May 2017.

Further information can be found at The generic role profile for a Reader at Cambridge can also be found at Reader Role Profile

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Professor Sanjeev Goyal (email )

Please quote reference JH05696 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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