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University of Cambridge

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    We are a vibrant and ambitious College, committed to the highest standards of education for young women of all backgrounds. For staff, Murray Edwards is a friendly, modern college and offers a wide range of benefits and a pleasant working environment. We hold in high esteem the qualities in our staff of respect, courtesy, courage, collaboration and good-humoured communication. Staff, and Fellows employed by the College, are offered a range of benefits which include:

    • 25 days annual leave plus public holidays
    • contributory pension scheme
    • death in service benefit
    • discretionary annual bonus scheme
    • subsidised gym facilities
    • cycle scheme
    • on-site parking
    • lunch, provided every day that the kitchens are open.

    Murray Edwards College is an equal opportunities employer and abides by the privacy rules as set out in the Data Protection Act 1998 and subsequent General Data Protection Regulation. Please click to view a copy of the College's Privacy Statement for Job Applicants.



    Unless otherwise specified in the advert, all applications should be completed and sent to the HR Manager by email: or by post to HR Manager, Murray Edwards College, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge CB3 ODF. Applications should be accompanied by a brief covering letter and a completed media and equal opportunities form, unless otherwise stated.  An Application form can be downloaded here.

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    College President 

    The Governing Body of Murray Edwards College invites applications from outstanding candidates to take up the role of President from September 2021.

    Murray Edwards College was founded in 1954 (then named New Hall) as a college for women students at the University of Cambridge. The College is a welcoming and diverse community comprising 63 Fellows (women and men), a student body of around 350 undergraduates and 200 postgraduates, and a dedicated team of 120 professional staff, all committed to furthering academic excellence and gender equality.

    The College is a modern, open and innovative environment in which women are championed throughout their academic studies and beyond. The pursuit of intellectual excellence is coupled with a broad range of activities that develop the whole individual. 

    Candidates should possess a distinguished record of achievement and leadership in their chosen field. The new President will be committed to furthering Murray Edwards College’s aims, values and ideals, and supporting the highest level of education and research. Candidates should have the ability to lead with vision and ambition and the operational skills to oversee the running of the College.

    To receive further information on this role, including information on how to apply, please visit, quoting reference number 4653. The closing date for applications is 17:00 BST on Monday 29th June 2020.

    Murray Edwards College is committed to equality of opportunity. The policy and practice of the College require that entry into its employment be determined only by personal merit, in accordance with the relevant selection criteria. Subject to statutory provisions, no applicant will be treated less favourably than another because of their gender, marital status, racial or religious group, sexual orientation or disability. The ability to perform the duties of President will be the primary consideration, but other qualities will also be sought, as described in the person specification.

    Location: Cambridge
    Salary: Competitive