Shackle Visiting Fellowship in Economics and Social Sciences

St Edmund’s College invites applications from a social scientist wishing to spend a sabbatical period in Cambridge working in areas germane to the writings of G.L.S. Shackle. 

Shackle’s publications include Expectations, Investment and Income; Expectations in Economics; Expectation, Enterprise and Profit: The Theory of the Firm; Epistemics & Economics: A Critique of Economic Doctrines; and Imagination and the Nature of Choice.  His interests were particularly focused on uncertainty in economics, the epistemology of investment decision making, macroeconomic instability, and the history of economic ideas.  

The sabbatical would be offered for one 8 week term.  There is flexibility over the dates and it could take place at any point up to July 2020. 

The successful candidate will be well established in their field and the post is not suitable for those in the early stages of their academic career.

The Shackle Visiting Fellow will be entitled to free meals and accommodation in College during their sabbatical period.  The cost of travel from the home institution will also be covered. 

During their time in Cambridge, the Shackle Visiting Fellow will be encouraged to meet and interact with the academic community in Cambridge and will be supported in this by the members of the College’s Shackle Committee.  At the end of their sabbatical, they will be invited to deliver the Shackle Lecture, followed by a celebratory dinner.

St Edmund’s is a graduate and mature student college with over 500 students: our student body comprises 20% undergraduates, 40% Masters and 40% PhDs, all over the age of 21 (typically 24).  British students make up the largest nationality (20%), but the student body is very international, with over 70 nationalities represented.  Further information about the College can be found on our website,

Applications for the Shackle Visiting Fellowship should be made by submitting a current CV, a research proposal (not exceeding 1000 words) and two references from independent referees, both of whom should be familiar with the candidate’s work.  These materials can be sent by email to the College Administrator ( 

The deadline for applications is Monday 4 June 2018.

The College gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Shackle Trust Fund for providing funds to support this post.


Closing date
04 Jun 2018