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Moran Professorship of Conservation and Development

The Board of Electors to the Moran Professorship of Conservation and Development invite applications for this Professorship from persons whose work falls within the general field of the Professorship to take up appointment on 1 January 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Candidates will have an outstanding research record of international stature focusing on the challenges of biodiversity conservation, especially in rich biodiverse regions in the Global South, and a demonstrable ability to work across the social and natural sciences to understand conservation challenges and solutions. They are expected to demonstrate the vision, leadership, experience and enthusiasm to build on current strengths in maintaining and developing a leading research presence, and a commitment to promoting a positive and inclusive institutional culture. They will hold a PhD or equivalent postgraduate qualification.

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

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

Further information is available at:

or contact the 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 15 October 2021.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Bhaskar Vira, Head of the Department of Geography and Convenor of the Board of Electors:

Please quote reference LC27428 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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