Bertrand Russell Professorship of Philosophy
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Philosophy
United Kingdom

The Board of Electors to the Bertrand Russell Professorship of Philosophy invite applications for this Professorship from persons whose work falls within the general field of philosophy to take up appointment on 1 October 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Candidates will have an outstanding research record of international stature in philosophy, and the vision, leadership, experience and enthusiasm to build on current strengths in maintaining and developing a leading research presence. They will also have a commitment to the recruitment, training and mentoring of the next generation of researchers. They will hold a PhD or equivalent postgraduate qualification.

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


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

Applications, consisting of a letter of application, a statement of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae and a publications list, along with details of three referees should be made online no later than 18 October 2019.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Rae Langton, Convenor of Board of Electors, and Chair of Faculty Board, Faculty of Philosophy, email

Please quote reference GV19923 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.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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