El-Erian Professorship of Behavioural Economics and Policy

open until filled
Social Sciences, Economics, Public Policy, International Politics
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, United Kingdom

The El-Erian Professorship has been established to advance the study of the behavioural dimensions of public policy. It is generously endowed in a fund jointly vested in Queens' College and the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge. Applicants with a disciplinary background in Economics are especially welcome, but we are also open to outstanding applications from other social scientific disciplines. The successful candidate will display the vision, leadership, experience and enthusiasm to build and lead the new El-Erian Institute, which will develop world-class research in the behavioural aspects of public policy. The Professorship is linked to a Fellowship at Queens' College.

The El-Erian Institute aims to help transform approaches to economic research, exerting a significant influence on the formation and implementation of economic policy. The appointee will have an internationally outstanding research profile in economics, or a cognate discipline, and a commitment to engaging with economic policy. The Professor will be expected to provide inspirational leadership to the Institute and across the Department and to build and develop a research agenda in close collaboration with colleagues across the University. They will hold a PhD or equivalent postgraduate qualification.

The Appointee be assigned to the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS). POLIS is a self-consciously pluralistic department. This is reflected in the disciplinary diversity of its members and their wide-ranging approaches to the study of politics, and is supplemented through our close links to a variety of area-specific and thematic research centres, as well as numerous other departments and faculties within Cambridge and beyond.

A competitive salary will be offered. Applications, consisting of a letter of application, a statement of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae and a publications list. The University is partnering with the executive search firm Perrett Laver on this appointment. Further information, including details of how to apply, can be downloaded at quoting reference 4476. For informal inquiries please contact Nataliya Mykhalchenko on or +44 207 340 6237. The closing date for applications is 09.00 GMT on Sunday 1st March 2020.

Please quote reference JH22108 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.

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