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College Lectureship in Economics


Gonville & Caius College invite applications for a Lectureship in Economics to be held with a Fellowship at Gonville & Caius. Applications will be considered from persons with research expertise in any area of Economics and/or Economic History. It is expected that the successful candidate will have completed their PhD at the time of application.

The successful candidate will be required to supervise British Economic History (Part I, Paper 5), which includes the British Industrial Revolution and the Interwar era, and, ideally, Macroeconomics (Part I, Paper 2). They will be contracted to teach in small groups of students for ten hours per teaching week (there are 20 teaching weeks per academic year), and also to direct studies for Caius undergraduates, which is likely to include some undergraduate dissertation supervision. This post also includes the opportunity to take on a pastoral role in the form of Tutor, under the direction of the Senior Tutor. More generally, Teaching Fellows are expected to pursue their own research and to contribute to the academic community at Caius.

The appointment will be for a fixed term of 23 months, starting on 1 October 2021 and ending on 31 August 2023. The current annual stipend of a College Lecturer who does not hold a University or other office is on the University Single Pay Spine - points 45 to 53 (currently in the range £36,914 to £46,718). This salary is pensionable under the University Superannuation Scheme. There is a £3,330 (indexed) residents’ reduction in salary for Fellows who choose to occupy residential college accommodation. Accommodation may also be available for accompanied Fellows, at a cost which varies depending on the requirement. Should the successful candidate wish to serve as a College Tutor at Caius, providing pastoral support for students in a range of subjects, the additional stipend is currently £8,787. Service as director of studies is also separately remunerated.

The successful candidate would be elected to a Fellowship of Gonville & Caius College to be held for the duration of their tenure as College Lecturer.

Further particulars can be found here and a person specification is available here.


Equality of Opportunity

Entry into a position with the College will be determined only by personal merit and the application of criteria which are related to the duties of the post and the relevant salary structure. In all cases, ability to perform the job will be the primary consideration. No applicant shall be discriminated against because of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.

During the applications process candidates are requested to complete the Equality & Diversity section as part of our Equal Opportunities Policy and monitoring process. The contents of this form will not be disclosed to the selection or interview panels.


Applications Process

Online applications, including a full CV, should be completed by 12:00 midday BST on 1 July 2021.  A sample of writing – in the form of an article or chapter – of up to 10,000 words should be included with your application.

Please apply here.

Candidates are also asked to arrange for three supporting references to be sent to by the closing date.  

Information on the role can be discussed with the Senior Tutor, Dr Andrew Spencer, who can be contacted on

It is expected that short-listed candidates will be notified in the week beginning 12 July 2021 with interviews to be held at the end of July.

It is intended that the person appointed will take up the lectureship from 1 October 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.