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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:

Librarian, Grade B, in the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences

Applications are invited for the post of Librarian, Grade B, in the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences. The Librarian is responsible for all reader services, book selection and collection development, administration and forward planning, the appointment of library assistant staff, and the management of the Library's budget.

Candidates should have a good honours degree and a postgraduate qualification in Librarianship and Information Studies, together with experience of academic librarianship. A background in the Social Sciences, though not essential, is highly desirable. The successful candidate will also be expected to have substantial experience of, and be able to advise the Faculty on, the development of electronic information services.

The appointment is for three years, with the possibility of reappointment to the retiring age. The pensionable scale of stipends for a Librarian, Grade B, is £18,731 a year, rising by seven annual increments to £25,213.

Further information may be obtained from the Secretary of the Appointments Committee for Faculty and Departmental Librarians, Education Section, 4 Parson's Court, Cambridge, CB2 3QE (tel. 01223 332354, fax 01223 330128, e-mail pjh42@admin.cam.ac.uk), to whom applications (two copies), including a curriculum vitae and the names of three referees, should be sent so as to reach him by 8 December 2000.


Senior Research Associate or Research Associate in Psycholinguistics in the Research Centre for English and Applied Linguistics

The Research Centre for English and Applied Linguistics is a free-standing Department of the University, whose primary purpose is to undertake and promote research in English and applied linguistics. It runs a nine-month M.Phil. programme and a Ph.D. programme. Research interests of members of staff are in linguistic and cognitive approaches to first and second language acquisition, psycholinguistics, syntax, morphology, semantics and pragmatics, computational linguistics, and discourse analysis.

The Research Centre is currently looking for an additional psycholinguist to add to its teaching and research team. Applicants should have, or be prepared to develop, an interest in language processing in bilinguals and/or second language learners, particularly in the area of syntax/semantics. As well as initiating his or her own research projects, the post-holder will be expected to assist in teaching on the M.Phil. programme, particularly in psycholinguistics and research methods.

Applicants should have a good first degree in psychology, with a Ph.D. Degree in a relevant discipline. The salary for a Research Associate will be £16,775 to £25,213 a year and for a Senior Research Associate £21,435 to £30,967 a year, depending on age and experience. The appointment will be for three years in the first instance, with the possibility of renewal. The preferred starting date is January 2001.

Applications (six copies) should be received by 17 November 2000. Please apply by letter, including a full curriculum vitae and the names of three referees.

For further details or clarification, contact Dr John Williams at the address below, or by e-mail (jnw12@cam.ac.uk), or visit the Research Centre's website (http://www.rceal.cam.ac.uk/).

Applications should be sent to the Administrator, Research Centre for English and Applied Linguistics, Keynes House, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1QA.

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Cambridge University Reporter, 1 November 2000