Search for the 54th Master of Pembroke begins

by Sally March

Pembroke College, Cambridge, is seeking to elect a new Master to succeed Sir Richard Dearlove, who will retire in July 2015. (In Pembroke the term ‘Master’ is used for both male and female incumbents.) Candidates must be of sufficient ability, distinction and experience, either in academic life or in some other field of activity, to provide leadership of a thriving, self-governing institution. An ability to represent and promote the College both within the University and to the outside world is important. The College has an active development programme in which it is expected that the Master will be involved.

The appointment would be for a maximum of 10 years, but would not normally continue beyond 31 July of the year in which the Master attains the age of 67 years. An appointment may be renewable under conditions laid down in the College’s Statutes and Ordinances.It is expected that the successful candidate will serve for at least five years. The salary will be commensurate with academic scales.

Further particulars are available at or may be obtained from the President by email ( or by post: The President, Pembroke College, Cambridge, CB2 1RF, UK. Applications should be sent to the President so as to reach him by Friday 17 January 2014 and should consist of a covering letter, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact details of three referees who might be approached by the College.