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Department of Sociology



Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

LGBTQ+@Cam is a ground-breaking, multi-disciplinary research initiative launched in 2018 at the University of Cambridge. Its objective is to raise the profile of LGBTQ+ studies and strengthen the links between researchers in this field across the university. Our programme of activities encompasses the STEM subjects as well as the social sciences and humanities, and includes museums and libraries as well as faculties, departments and the colleges. We specialise in creative programming and innovative online outreach, as well as promoting cutting-edge research in the field of LGBTQ+ studies.

The LGBTQ+@Cam Administrator will support all aspects of programme, working in close partnership with the Director and the Management Committee, with a primary focus on communications, event programming and outreach. The Programme Director is Professor Sarah Franklin, and more information about LGBTQ+@Cam can be found at:

LGBTQ+@Cam activities are programmed on a termly basis, combining small workshops, panels and symposia with larger events such as public lectures and international conferences. We also programme films, book launches, and social events as well as performances by leading LGBTQ+ artists, writers, filmmakers and theatre groups. We work closely with a wide range of community groups, as well as national organisations such as Stonewall and the British HIV Association, to promote a wider and more inclusive dialogue around LGBTQ+ issues. We work closely with partners at leading LGBTQ+ programmes around the world to advance this field and demonstrate its centrality to all aspects of research. Part of our goal is to integrate greater inclusivity and diversity into the definition of research excellence, by changing research cultures as well as disciplinary boundaries and conventions. Our style of programming is known for its creativity and diversity as well as its emphasis on world-leading scholarly research. To deliver our programme, we both sponsor and deliver our own events and activities and partner with other units across the university to co-sponsor events. LGBTQ+@Cam has grown rapidly since its inception and is now one of the largest initiatives of its kind in Europe.

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Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Lara Gisborne, Departmental Administrator (

If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact

The closing date for applications is: Monday 5 July 2021

The interview date for the role is: Wednesday 28 July 2021

Please quote reference JM26889 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.