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Vacancies in the University

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and has a policy on arrangements for part-time work.


Applications are invited for the following University office:

University Lecturer or University Assistant Lecturer in the Faculty of Classics

Applications for this post in the field of Ancient (Greek and Roman) Philosophy, broadly construed as including Ancient Science, are invited from suitably qualified candidates. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the Faculty's teaching programmes in Ancient Philosophy and in Greek and Latin language, and to engage in research in Ancient Philosophy. Applications from women and those in the early stages of their career are particularly encouraged.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Secretary of the Appointments Committee, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 9DA (e-mail gmk20@cam.ac.uk). Applications, including a detailed curriculum vitae and a list of publications, together with the names of two referees, should be sent to the above address not later than 10 November 2000. Referees should be asked to write directly to the Secretary to reach the Faculty by the closing date. There is no application form.

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.


Administrator to the Department in the Department of Oncology

Based on the Addenbrooke's Site, and with close links to the NHS Oncology Centre, the Department of Oncology is one of the fastest growing Departments of the University, and currently comprises 80 members of staff, attracting an increasing portfolio of research grants.

The primary role of the Administrator is to assist and advise Professor Ponder in the running of this busy Department. Duties will include establishing and overseeing administrative processes, supervising budgets and finances, co-ordinating personnel services and staff management, and supervising secretarial and clerical staff.

The ideal candidate will be educated to degree level, with a good track record of experience in administration in a university or similar environment. Experience in managing staff and budgets is preferred. He or she will need flexibility of thinking, good verbal and written skills, and an ability to make decisions independently.

This is a key post and offers the successful candidate the possibility of growing with, and participating in, the further development of an exciting research environment. It is expected that an appointment will be made on a scale equivalent to the Administrative Officer, Grade I or Grade II scale (salary range: £19,482 to £25,213 or £23,256 to £28,275), depending upon the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. The funds for this post are available for three years in the first instance and may, subject to the availability of funding, be renewed for a further period or periods.

Further information is available from Michael Sekulla, Department of Oncology, Box 193, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 2QQ (tel. 01223 331179, e-mail mfs1002@medschl.cam.ac.uk), to whom all applications (comprising a covering letter, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact details of two referees) should be sent as soon as possible.

Research Assistant/Associate in the Centre for Advanced Religious and Theological Studies (CARTS)

The Psychology and Christianity Project in CARTS wishes to appoint a psychology graduate to the post of Research Assistant or Research Associate from 1 January 2001, for two years initially. The Project aims to promote better use of psychology in the churches, and the appointee is likely to be involved in educational programmes (including teaching in the Cambridge Theological Federation), in administration of the Project, and in providing general research support to the Project Director, Dr Fraser Watts.

The appointment will be made on the Research Assistant scale (£16,775 - £18,731) or, exceptionally, on the Research Associate scale (£16,775 - £25,213).

Further particulars of the post must be obtained from Dr F. N. Watts, Faculty of Divinity, West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DP (e-mail fnw1001@cam.ac.uk), to whom applications should be returned by 10 November 2000.

Research Associate in the Institute of Criminology

A Research Associate is required to work as a data analyst and report-writer on the Home Office-funded NEW-ADAM (New English and Welsh Arrestee Drug Abuse) Programme. The starting date is 1 December 2000, or as soon as possible thereafter. The salary range is £16,775 - £25,213 a year.

Candidates should be experienced in the use of SPSS data analysis software and should have a background in social science research. In order to be appointed at the above grade, candidates should have a Ph.D. Degree, or equivalent, or show evidence of substantial relevant experience. Some experience in research on offenders or drug users would be an advantage.

The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2002 in the first instance and the post may, subject to the availability of funding, be renewed for a further period or periods.

For further details, please write to the NEW-ADAM Project, Institute of Criminology, 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DT. For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Trevor Bennett (tel. 01223 356605). Letters of application, a curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of two referees should be sent to Mrs Linda Whitebread, Administrative Officer, Institute of Criminology, by 27 October 2000. Interviews will be held on 3 November 2000.

Research Associate/Ph.D. Research Studentship in the Department of Engineering

Applications are invited for a proven researcher to work on a three-year project investigating the response capabilities of manufacturing planning, scheduling, and production control systems. The project, supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, will be performed in collaboration with the University of Nottingham and five industrial partners: BAE Systems (formerly British Aerospace), British Steel/CORUS, Courtaulds Textiles (Meridian), Henkel (Adhesives Division), and Knowledge Technologies International (KTI).

Applications will be accepted for either a postdoctoral Research Associate position or a Ph.D. Research Studentship. In each case the applicant is required to have a first or upper second class honours degree - ideally in control systems, electrical engineering, or manufacturing systems. A suitable master's degree would also be of clear benefit. The successful candidate will be a motivated self-starter who is capable of independent investigation, and in particular, will be expected to have a good understanding of manufacturing IT systems; exposure to multi-agent software methods would be an advantage. Previous industrial experience would be a significant advantage, as would the ability to demonstrate that he or she has successfully completed at least one major project in their previous academic or industrial career. The capability to structure and write clear reports are all important qualities. A postdoctoral Research Associate candidate will additionally have a Ph.D. Degree in a related field and a demonstrated research track record with associated publications.

The position of postdoctoral Research Associate is for three years, with a salary within the range £16,775 - £18,731. The Ph.D. Studentship will be for three years. The EPSRC will pay an annual maintenance grant of £6,680 and the candidate will be expected to register for a Ph.D. Degree.

In the first instance, applications, including a current curriculum vitae and the names and contact details of two referees, should be e-mailed to Vida Docherty, (e-mail vjd@eng.cam.ac.uk), Institute for Manufacturing, Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1RX, to reach her by 27 October 2000.

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Cambridge University Reporter, 11 October 2000