Academic Vacancies

The Mastership

Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, is seeking to elect a new Master to succeed Mr. Stuart Laing, who will retire in August 2018 (in Corpus the term ‘Master’ is used for both male and female incumbents). Candidates must be of sufficient ability, distinction and experience, either in academic life or in some other field of activity, to provide leadership of a thriving, self-governing institution. An ability to represent and promote the College both within the University and to the outside world is important. The College has an active development programme in which it is expected that the Master will be closely involved. Under changes to the College Statutes currently being considered by the Privy Council, there will be no retirement age set for the Master. He or she shall serve one fixed non-renewable term of office for a period set by the College on appointment (with a maximum of 10 years). The salary will be commensurate with academic scales.

Those seeking to discuss the position further may contact Dr. Christopher Brookes at Further particulars are available here or may be obtained from the College Secretary by email: or by post: The College Secretary, Corpus Christi College, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1RH, UK.

Applications will be actively considered from 23 January 2017. Those submitted by 8 February 2017 will receive full consideration. Later applications may still be considered at the discretion of the search committee. Applications should be sent to the College Secretary and should consist of a covering letter, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact details of three referees who might be approached by the College.



Corpus Christi College, Cambridge UK, seeks to appoint a Research Fellow/College Lecturer in Economics for a fixed term of three years from October 2017. Applications are invited in all fields of economics, but preference may be given to candidates in the field of microeconomics. It is envisaged that the successful candidate will be a scholar in the early stages of their career for whom a short-term post would prove to be an attractive opportunity to enhance their research and academic profile. The successful candidate will be elected a Fellow of the College.

For further particulars on the position and on how to apply please contact the Master’s Secretary by email:

For more informal information please contact: Dr. Pontus Rendahl by email on



Applications are invited for one non-stipendiary Research Fellowship, tenable for up to three years from 1 October 2017. Applications are welcome in any subject. Candidates must have external funding support for their salary for the term of their Fellowship, which will be for up to three years. This includes, but is not restricted to, research appointments from the Royal Society, the British Academy, the various Research Councils of the United Kingdom, the Wellcome Trust or the Leverhulme Trust.

The Research Fellowship is open to graduates of any university who on 1 October 2017 will have completed not more than five years of research (includes research years within doctoral degree).

The main function of the Non-Stipendiary Fellowships is to offer researchers who have already secured external funding at the University of Cambridge the chance to participate in College life and enjoy the benefits of a College Fellowship. Research Fellows will be full members of the College’s Governing Body.

The external salary can be supplemented by undertaking teaching within the College. The additional remuneration obtained in this way would depend on the amount of teaching undertaken. Non-stipendiary Research Fellows have access to a limited stock of College flats and sets.  If available, they are provided at a subsidised rent.

Applicants should complete the online application at:

Two documents will be uploaded: a CV, and a statement of not more than 1,000 words outlining the applicant’s present and proposed research. The details of two referees familiar with the applicant’s work should be given. The application must be completed by 5.00pm on Thursday 25 May 2017 and by this date the referees should upload their reference letters.

Short-listed candidates must be available for interview during the week beginning Monday 26 June 2017.

Any enquiries should be addressed to:

The Research Fellowship Competition
Corpus Christi College
Cambridge CB2 1RH
Tel: 01223 338038





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