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25 May 2022

Job Board: Cambridge's Faculty of Education is hiring an Assistant Professor in Education and Social Justice

The Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge is seeking to appoint an Assistant Professor in Education and Social Justice. The successful applicant will have an outstanding research and teaching background in inequalities in education and social justice. The successful applicant will have a specialism in one or more of the following areas of inequality: racial, social-cultural, political, economic, conflict related, or environmental. Applicants who draw on diverse methodologies and theoretical perspectives related to social justice are particularly welcome. The post-holder will also engage with issues of post-colonialism and decolonisation. Learn more about the position and how to apply here.

The position offers an exciting opportunity for a research-active educator to join a vibrant multi-disciplinary Faculty engaged in research and teaching on education and social justice. The successful candidate will contribute to the University of Cambridge‘s undergraduate and graduate programmes, including PGCE, Masters and Doctoral teaching.

Candidates will hold a PhD in a relevant subject, or be close to completion in their doctoral studies, and have a record of internationally excellent research in their field. The person appointed will contribute to the international profile of the Faculty through high quality research publications, grant capture, impactful dissemination, and public engagement. The successful candidate will also have relevant experience of working with undergraduate or postgraduate students, including teaching, mentoring, or supervising. The ability to manage a diverse workload and work cooperatively with academic colleagues and support staff is essential.

The Faculty is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment. All members of our community are expected to engage with developing and raising awareness of equality, diversity and inclusion in the Faculty.

For full details of the responsibilities of the post and the person specification, please see the further particulars. The post is available from 01 September 2022.

Applications are particularly encouraged from candidates from a Black, Asian and minority ethnic background.

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Professor Ricardo Sabates, Director of Research of the Faculty of Education (

Interviews will hopefully be held on 20 July 2022.

Please quote reference JR30585 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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