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Vacancies in the University

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UNIVERSITY OFFICES

Applications are invited for the following University offices:

University Lecturers and University Assistant Lecturers

Appointments made at University Lecturer level will be for three or five years in the first instance, with the possibility of reappointment to the retiring age. The pensionable scale of stipends for a University Lecturer is £21,435 a year, rising by eleven annual increments to £33,058.

Appointments made at University Assistant Lecturer level will be for three years, with the possibility of reappointment for a further two years. The statutory limit of tenure of a University Assistant Lectureship is five years, but all holders of the office of University Assistant Lecturer are considered for possible appointment to the office of University Lecturer during the course of their tenure. The pensionable scale of stipends for a University Assistant Lecturer is £17,755 a year, rising by six annual increments to £23,256.

University Lecturer in the School of Education

University Lecturer in Inclusive/Special Education, to take up appointment from 1 January 2001. The School of Education aims to strengthen Cambridge's national and international reputation as a leading centre for study and research in education and as a significant contributor to improving educational practice in partnership with schools, colleges, and other educational agencies. The successful candidate will have a higher degree in education (or a related discipline), be an active educational researcher, and will contribute to teaching within the School's highly-regarded programmes of continuing professional development, advanced study, and research. Applications are invited from those able to offer a specialism that contributes to the overall theme of inclusive education and special educational needs to enhance the School's existing strengths in this field.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate successful experience in both teacher development and improving educational practice, and the ability to apply this experience in research and evaluation projects. The School is seeking to appoint someone who can give practical support and theoretical guidance to teachers and other educators in their efforts to foster effective teaching and learning in classrooms. The post-holder will take a major responsibility for continuing professional development and higher degree work in the field.

Informal enquiries about the expectations of the post can be addressed to Professor Donald McIntyre (tel. 01223 332884, e-mail dim20@cam.ac.uk), or to the Secretary (e-mail gmm1002@cam.ac.uk).

Further particulars and application forms are available from the Secretary, School of Education, Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge, CB2 2BX (tel. 01223 369631, fax 01223 324421, e-mail pam26@cam.ac.uk), to whom applications should be sent to arrive not later than 31 October 2000.

University Lecturer or University Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Engineering

University Lecturer or University Assistant Lecturer within the area of information engineering and computing. Applications from candidates with an interest in computer vision or multimedia generally will be especially welcome. The successful candidate will have or be expected to develop a record of world class research commensurate with the Department's international standing and 5* research rating. Teaching responsibilities will include contributing to undergraduate courses and supervising final year undergraduates and graduate students. The appointment will be from 1 January 2001.

Further particulars and an application form can be obtained from the Secretary of the Faculty Board of Engineering, Department of Engineering, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1PZ (tel. 01223 332615, fax 01223 766364, e-mail fb-office@eng.cam.ac.uk), to whom completed application forms should be sent so as to reach him not later than 17 October 2000.

University Lecturer or University Assistant Lecturer in the Faculty of History

University Lecturer or University Assistant Lecturer in the field of Imperial and Extra-European History since 1500. The appointee would be expected to teach at an outlines level across this broad area and also to have expertise in a particular region of the world or a particular thematic issue. Appointment will be from 1 January 2001 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Secretary of the Appointments Committee, Faculty of History, West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9EF (tel. 01223 335350, e-mail tgh21@cam.ac.uk), to whom applications (twelve copies) should be sent so as to reach him not later than Wednesday, 25 October 2000. No application forms are issued. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, indicating any teaching experience, a list of all important publications and major pieces of unpublished work, and the names of three referees. Candidates should ask their referees to send their reports direct to the Secretary of the Appointments Committee to reach him by 25 October 2000.

University Lecturer or University Assistant Lecturer in the Faculty of Law

University Lecturer or University Assistant Lecturer in the Law of Taxation, to take up appointment from 1 September 2001 or as agreed. The post is funded by KPMG and the Isaac Newton Trust. The Faculty hopes to be able to appoint someone with interests in the areas of comparative and international corporate tax law but candidates with interests in other areas of tax law will be considered. The person appointed will be expected to teach at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and will be expected to conduct and supervise research and play a part in the general work of the Faculty. Information about the Faculty of Law can be found on its website (http://www.law.cam.ac.uk/).

Further particulars can be obtained from the Secretary of the Appointments Committee, Faculty of Law, 10 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DZ (tel. 01223 330036, e-mail sal41@hermes.cam.ac.uk), to whom a letter of application and a curriculum vitae should be sent by 13 October 2000. Applicants are requested to ask three referees to write directly to the Secretary of the Appointments Committee by the same date.

University Lecturer or University Assistant Lecturer in the Faculty of Philosophy

University Lecturer or University Assistant Lecturer in the Faculty of Philosophy, to take up appointment on 1 October 2001. Applicants should be committed to high-quality teaching and research, but may have interests in any areas of Philosophy.

Further particulars may be obtained from Mrs A. Elliott, Secretary of the Appointments Committee, Faculty of Philosophy, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 9DA (tel. 01223 335090, fax 01223 335091, e-mail ae215@cam.ac.uk), or from the Faculty's website (http://www.phil.cam.ac.uk/).

Applicants should send their curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of three referees to the Secretary of the Appointments Committee, Faculty of Philosophy, by 30 October 2000, and should ask their referees to write directly by the same date.

University Lecturer or University Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics

Mathematicians with a well-established record of research in any branch of Pure Mathematics are invited to apply for this post; the Department has particular needs in Analysis and Differential Geometry. The appointment will commence on 1 January 2001 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Head of Department, Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Wilberforce Road, Cambridge, CB3 0WB (tel. 01223 337996, fax 01223 337920), by e-mail from the Administrator (S.Lowe@dpmms.cam.ac.uk), or by consulting the Department's website (http://www.dpmms.cam.ac.uk/).

Applications should be sent to the Head of Department and should include a curriculum vitae and e-mail address, a list of publications, and the names and postal and e-mail addresses of three referees. Candidates must ask their referees to send their reports direct to the Head of Department, to reach him by the closing date. The closing date for applications is 28 October 2000.

Senior Technical Officer (Safety Officer) in the School of the Biological Sciences

An experienced Safety Officer is needed to participate fully, and provide professional expertise and advice, in all aspects of safety within the School of the Biological Sciences. He or she will work closely with the staff of the teaching and research Departments, the officers of the School, and the University Safety Office.

The successful applicant will have a relevant first degree and, desirably, membership of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. Relevant work experience, together with the ability to communicate well, is essential.

Appointment and reappointment will be for periods not exceeding five years at a time or, where appropriate, to the retiring age. The pensionable scale of stipends for a Senior Technical Officer is £21,435 a year, rising by nine annual increments to £30,967.

Further information about the post and an application form may be obtained from the School of the Biological Sciences' Appointments website (http://www.bio.cam.ac.uk/sbs/appointments/), or from John Andrews, School of the Biological Sciences, Old Press Site, Silver Street, Cambridge, CB3 9EW (tel. 01223 766944, fax 01223 332355, e-mail jmm37@cam.ac.uk), to whom applications (two copies), including a curriculum vitae and the names of not more than three referees, should be sent so as to reach him not later than 23 October 2000.

Senior Technical Officer in the Department of Chemical Engineering

Senior Technical Officer in the Department of Chemical Engineering, to take up appointment as soon as possible. A well-qualified Electronics Engineer is required to manage a small, talented team responsible for the design, development, and maintenance of advanced instrumentation and other electrical and electronic equipment for the Department's research and teaching. The successful applicant will be expected to participate in the research of the Department by designing and constructing new and novel instruments and systems for the acquisition and processing of experimental measurements. An important aspect of the post is the management of the Department's advanced instrumentation, including the development of appropriate maintenance strategies. The applicant will be expected to develop and implement safety policies and procedures relating to electronic and electrical safety, as well as instrumentation generally.

Applicants should have a strong background in electronics and instrumentation, with appropriate qualifications to at least degree level.

The appointment will be for five years, with the possibility of reappointment for periods not exceeding five years at a time or, where appropriate, to the retiring age. The pensionable scale of stipends for a Senior Technical Officer is £21,435 a year, rising by nine annual increments to £30,967.

Further particulars may be obtained from Miss Linda Craft, Department of Chemical Engineering, Pembroke Street, Cambridge, CB2 3RA (tel. 01223 334799, e-mail recruitment@cheng.cam.ac.uk), to whom completed applications (three copies), including a curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of two referees, should be sent so as to reach her no later than 13 October 2000.

Further information on the Department and its activities may be found on its website (http://www.cheng.cam.ac.uk/), where the application form and further details of this post are also available.

Principal Assistant Registrary (Head of Research Grants and Contracts Section) in the University Offices (Research Services Division)

We are looking for a senior administrator to manage all the activities of the Research Grants and Contracts Section. This will include: pre-award administration of grants, post-award monitoring, and processing of grants; and negotiating with sponsors on overheads and terms and conditions of grants. The establishment and maintenance of good relationships with major sponsors (research councils, charities, the European Community, and industry) is a key responsibility of this job. The post-holder will work closely with the Director of Research Services in developing and implementing policy for the University and in defining strategies to take the University forward into new areas of activity (e.g. commercialization of teaching materials). This post will be central to providing appropriate support to enable researchers in all Faculties and Departments of the University to obtain research funding.

The post requires someone with well-developed management skills and administrative experience. Good oral and written communication and interpersonal skills are essential. An understanding of decision making within a university and of the policies of major research sponsors would be useful. An ability to foresee and plan for future developments is essential. Previous experience might have been gained either within higher education or in the private or public sector.

The appointment will be for three years in the first instance, unless that requirement is waived by the Council, with the possibility of reappointment to the retiring age. The pensionable stipend for a Principal Assistant Registrary is £42,349 a year.

For more information, please contact Dr David Secher, Director of Research Services, Research Services Division, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TN (tel. 01223 332271, e-mail mp305@cam.ac.uk). Letters of application, including a curriculum vitae and the details of three referees, should be sent to Dr Secher at the above address. The closing date is 10 October 2000 and interviews will be held on 19 and/or 20 October 2000.

Assistant Registrary (Academic Staff Development Officer) in the University Offices (Personnel Division)

An Academic Staff Development Officer will take the lead for delivering staff development on teaching and learning issues to all those who teach in the University, the Colleges, and associated institutions. He or she will also take responsibility for assessing and addressing the staff development needs of contract research staff. This experienced staff developer will work to the University Staff Development Officer, Richard Wakeford, and will take managerial responsibility for the Staff Development Tutor.

The appointment will be for three years in the first instance, unless that requirement is waived by the Council, with the possibility of reappointment to the retiring age. The pensionable scale of stipends for an Assistant Registrary is £21,435 a year, rising by eleven annual increments to £33,058

Further information is available from Linda Newbold, Personnel Division, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TT (tel. 01223 332850, fax 01223 339654, e-mail lmn1@admin.cam.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is 3 November 2000.

Assistant Treasurer (Investments Accountant) in the University Offices (Finance Division)

The University is seeking to appoint an Investments Accountant who will assist the University Treasurer in monitoring the performance of the University's investment managers and be responsible for the placement of some £100-150m of cash. The total sums currently under management are in excess of £1bn.

The ideal candidate will have experience of accounting for investments and placing cash deposits, and will possess the skill and experience to contribute to the Investment Committee's discussions on investment strategy.

The appointment will be for three years in the first instance, unless that requirement is waived by the Council, with the possibility of reappointment to the retiring age. The pensionable scale of stipends for an Assistant Treasurer is £21,435 a year, rising by eleven annual increments to £33,058

Further details are available from Nicky Reynolds (tel. 01223 766481, e-mail nar29@admin.cam.uk). Applications and a curriculum vitae should be sent to the Director of Finance, Finance Division, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TS. The closing date is 13 October 2000.

OTHER POSTS

Cambridge Executive Director for the Cambridge-MIT project

Cambridge Executive Director, Cambridge-MIT project, to take up appointment with effect from 1 December 2000. The Executive Director will lead the development and delivery of the Cambridge end of the Cambridge-MIT project and will advise the Vice-Chancellor and the central bodies on the further development of the collaboration with MIT. He or she will be a Director of CMI Ltd, the joint venture vehicle for the project.

This is a part-time appointment to be filled by secondment from the appointee's existing office. Over a year the commitment is expected to average approximately three days a week but initially the loading is likely to be heavier. The stipend will be pro-rata professorial with additional payment for administrative responsibility.

The Cambridge Executive Director will be someone with a high academic reputation, a good understanding of Cambridge, and experienced in academic management.

There is no formal application form. Letters of application should be sent to the Vice-Chancellor, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TN, to arrive no later than Friday, 20 October 2000.

Programme Manager (Teaching) in the Cambridge Entrepreneurship Centre

The University of Cambridge Entrepreneurship Centre (CEC) has recently been set up with funding through the DTI's Science Enterprise Challenge. CEC will promote a culture of entrepreneurship within the academic and local business community, training, developing, and supporting people who will make new knowledge-based ventures successful, ensuring Cambridge is acknowledged as the leading centre for knowledge-based entrepreneurship in Europe.

Applications are invited for a highly-motivated Programme Manager to take overall responsibility for one of the Centre's core activities, that of teaching and training, to take up appointment as soon as possible. Reporting to the Director, the post-holder will also play a key role developing and maintaining entrepreneurial best practice knowledge, as well as building key collaborative relationships both internally and externally. The successful candidate will need the ability to develop, drive, and manage teaching and training programmes; to communicate, develop, and maintain relationships with key contacts with and beyond the University; and also to possess excellent organizational skills.

Ideally educated to degree level or equivalent, specialist knowledge of entrepreneurship and/or start-up environments would be highly desirable, as would knowledge of or involvement with the University and/or the local business community. Candidates with appropriate transferable skills and aptitude may be considered. A positive, open-minded, and energetic personality, with enthusiasm for entrepreneurship, committed to quality, happy working as part of a flexible, collaborative team, and with the ability to juggle tasks and ideas, is as important as specialist knowledge.

This is an unestablished post on a three-year fixed term contract, with further extensions subject to funding availability. The stipend is likely to be in the range £23,256 - £28,275 (equivalent to the Administrative Officer, Grade I scale), dependent on age and experience.

Further particulars and an application form may be obtained from Lindsay Abbott, Cambridge Entrepreneurship Centre, 4a Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1QA (tel. 01223 766900, e-mail recruitment@cec.cam.ac.uk). More information on the CEC can be found by referring to its website (http://www.cec.cam.ac.uk/). The completed application form (including the names of two referees), a curriculum vitae, and a brief covering letter explaining the applicant's interest in the CEC and how he or she thinks they could make a difference, should be sent to Lindsay Abbott at the above address. The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, 3 November 2000.

Informal enquiries may be made to Peter Hiscocks, Director of the CEC (e-mail peter.hiscocks@cec.cam.ac.uk), or Tim Minshall, Programme Manager (e-mail tim.minshall@cec.cam.ac.uk) on 01223 766900.

Part-time Academic Staff Development Tutor in the University Offices (Personnel Division)

An Academic Staff Development Tutor will, working to the Academic Staff Development Officer, be responsible primarily for the training of graduate students and others who act in a teaching support capacity - running small-group supervisions and laboratory and other classes. The role will involve planning and delivering training workshops in the University Departments and Faculties and the Colleges. This unestablished post is half-time and is for one year initially. The salary will be in the range £19,482 - £25,213, pro rata.

Further information is available from Linda Newbold, Personnel Division, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TT (tel. 01223-332850, fax 01223-339654, e-mail lmn1@admin.cam.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is 3 November 2000.


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Cambridge University Reporter, 4 October 2000
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