Andreas von Hirsch Professorship of Penal Theory and Ethics University of Cambridge - Institute of Criminology

Cambridge, United Kingdom permanent full time

  • Contract Type: permanent
  • Placed on: 11 Nov 2021
  • Closes: 01 Feb 2022
  • Job Ref: JL28928

The Board of Electors to the Andreas von Hirsch Professorship of Penal Theory and Ethics invite applications for this Professorship from persons whose work falls within the general field of the Professorship to take up appointment on 1 May 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Candidates will have an outstanding research record and an international reputation in some part of the field of penal theory and ethics. They will also have the vision, leadership, experience and enthusiasm to build on current strengths in maintaining and developing a leading research presence.  They will hold a PhD or equivalent postgraduate qualification.

Standard professorial duties include teaching and research, examining, supervision and administration.  The Professor will be based in Cambridge.  A competitive salary will be offered.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit

Further information is available at: or contact the Human Resources, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TT, (email:

Applications should be made online, no later than 1 February 2022. They should consist of a letter of application, a statement of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae and a publications list, including details of two recent articles or chapters which members of the Board of Electors may read. Applicants should also send details of three referees.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Loraine Gelsthorpe, Director of the Institute of Criminology:

Please quote reference JL28928 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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