Alison Richard Building, University of Cambridge © CRASSH

Director of CRASSH

Internal Secondment Opportunity (Part-Time, Fixed Term)

CRASSH seeks to appoint a Director to succeed the current Director Steven Connor, who steps down at the end of 2021 – 2022. CRASSH was established at the University of Cambridge in 2001 and is now one of the world's largest interdisciplinary research institutions. CRASSH offers a vibrant research community with a number of major research projects, alongside a programme of research development that runs over 300 events a year. The Directorship of CRASSH offers those interested in furthering interdisciplinary studies at Cambridge, across the arts, social sciences and humanities, an unparalleled opportunity to take a lead in the activities for which CRASSH is now well known.

The appointment is offered as an 80% secondment from a current post for a period of three years, with the possibility of renewal for a further two years. Please read the Further Particulars document for additional information.
Salary: £41,526 – £52,559 pro rata

The closing date for applications is midnight (BST) on Friday 8 October 2021. Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Melissa Calaresu, Chair of the CRASSH Management Committee. For questions on the application process, please contact the HR team.

Please ensure that you upload in the upload section your:

  • CV (curriculum vitae)
  • A statement of interest
  • Your Faculties letter of support

Candidates are requested to nominate two referees (one of whom should be external to the University of Cambridge) and ask them to write in confidence before the closing date to the HR team.

Interviews will be held during the week of 25 October 2021. The appointment panel will be made up of members of the Centre's Management Committee, University of Cambridge academics and a representative who is external to the University of Cambridge.

The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

The post is offered to internal candidates only on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

Click the 'Apply online' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Please quote reference VM27436 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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