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King's College

POSTS IN THE HISTORY AND THEORY OF DESCRIPTION

Research Fellow

King's College invites applications for a four-year, fixed-term Research Fellowship, a position at a level equivalent to a Faculty post in America, in the general area of the History and the Theory of Description. The successful candidate will be expected to have completed a Ph.D. and to have a proven research interest in one or more of the following areas: the history of specific techniques or concepts of description; the role of description within academic disciplines; the philo-sophy of description. The successful candidate will be expected to organize further interdisciplinary work in this general area, for which further research funds, including a conference budget, are available. Two postdoctoral Research Associates and two Graduate Students in the same area will also be appointed at the same time, and it is expected that further Faculty-level and postdoctoral positions will be advertised in subsequent years. The basic salary scale is presently £14,259 to £18,220, according to age and academic qualification. The successful candidate will be a Fellow of the College and will be expected to take a full part in College life. Although this is a research post, teaching opportunities will be made available and are encouraged. Subsidized accommodation may be available in College.

Postdoctoral Research Associates

King's College invites applications for two two-year, fixed-term postdoctoral research positions in the general area of the History or the Theory of Description. The successful candidates will be expected to have completed a Ph.D. and to have a proven research interest in one or more of the following areas: the cultural history of specific techniques or concepts of description; the role of description within academic disciplines; the philosophy of description. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in further interdisciplinary work in this general area, for which further research funds, including a conference budget, are available. The salary is £15,000. The successful candidate will be made a member of the College and will be expected to take a full part in College life. Although this is a research post, teaching opportunities will be made available. Subsidized accommodation may be available.

Graduate Studentships

King's College wishes to attract two graduate students to work in the general area of the History or the Theory of Description and specifically in one or more of the following areas: the cultural history of specific techniques or concepts of description; the role of description within academic disciplines; the philosophy of description. The successful candidate will be expected to apply for or already to hold a British Academy Studentship or equivalent funding; the position, however, has an annual expense allowance of £1,000 and subsidized accommodation may be available in College. Limited additional funding towards fees and/or maintenance may be available in certain circumstances. Applications are invited from graduates starting research and from graduates who have already begun research. Each position may be held for up to three years. Graduates who have not yet begun a Ph.D. course will need to complete the normal University and College application procedures, which will require admission to a particular University Department. The successful candidates will be expected to participate in interdisciplinary work in this general area of research.

 

For all posts, the successful candidates may come from within any academic subject, but the College has especially strong research interests in anthropology, history and philosophy of science, literary studies, art history, history, philosophy, and classics.

In each case, further details may be obtained from the Provost's Secretary, King's College, Cambridge, CB2 1ST, or from the College's website (http://www.kings.cam.ac.uk/). Specific questions may be addressed to Dr Simon Goldhill, Co-ordinator of Research (e-mail sdg1001@hermes.cam.ac.uk). The closing date is 3 March 2001.


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Cambridge University Reporter, 7 February 2001
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