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Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Public Policy

last modified Oct 12, 2015 02:41 PM

Applications are invited for a one year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Public Policy in the Department of Politics and International Studies, from 1 January 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter. This is an exceptional opportunity to join a growing department at Cambridge and to have input into public policy research across the University. 

Essential Criteria: - A good first degree and a doctorate - Evidence of ability to engage in high level research - Evidence of teaching ability - Ability to develop university level courses

The Mellon Fellow in Public Policy will be expected to divide his or her time 50:50 between teaching and research. The research will involve a project focusing on one of the following: the emergence of open policy making; the interaction between science and politics in the policy-making process; and the interface between policy and politics. We are particularly interested to receive applications from those making use of quantitative methods in their work. 

The Fellow will contribute teaching to the Human, Social and Political Sciences Tripos as well as a teaching a module for the MPhil in Public Policy (MPP). 

Funds for this position are available for one year in the first instance.

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We aim to support public policy research across Cambridge University, working with colleagues in science, social science, the arts and humanities, to apply new thinking to public policy problems and promote research and analysis into the public policy process. We hope to connect and raise the profile of existing public policy related work across the University and support collaborative research that includes policy development in a range of subject areas. 

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