Regius Professor of Botany

University of Cambridge
Cambridgeshire (GB)
A competitive salary will be offered
May 16 2019
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Regius Professor of Botany

Department of Plant Sciences - Reference: PD17932

The Board of Electors to the Regius Professorship of Botany invite applications for this Professorship from persons whose work falls within the general field of the Professorship to take up appointment on 1 January 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

This appointment arises at a vibrant time for the study of plant science in Cambridge. The Department seeks to make the appointment of a scientist of outstanding calibre to this prestigious professorship who will have the opportunity to shape the direction and emphasis of plant science research, teaching and impact in Cambridge itself, and provide leadership in the subject nationally and internationally.

Candidates will have an outstanding research record of international stature in plant biology 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, 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:

Closing date: 28 June 2019

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 28 June 2019.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Prof Alison Smith, Head of Department of Plant Sciences and Convenor of Board of Electors, telephone: +44 (0)1223 333900, email:

Please quote reference PD17932 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.