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UNIVERSITY OFFICES

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OTHER POSTS

Research Assistant in the Faculty of Divinity

The Faculty of Divinity seeks a Research Assistant for the 'Modern Ayurveda' section of the Indic Health and Medicine Research Programme (IHMRP) in the Dharam Hinduja Institute of Indic Research (DHIIR). Apart from pursuing his or her own research, the successful candidate will collaborate with the Director and the Secretary Co-ordinator to organize and run an experts' workshop in 2003 and a public Conference in 2004. He/she will also be involved in other aspects of the DHIIR's work.

Applicants must have or be about to complete a Ph.D. Degree in a relevant discipline. They will have a good knowledge of Sanskrit (at least to B.A. level) and of Ayurveda, including key primary sources. A knowledge of, and interest in, modern trends in Ayurveda would be an advantage, as would expertise in other aspects of Indian culture, especially in the fields of philosophy and religion. Applicants must be computer literate; expertise in website design or management would be an advantage, as would experience in any aspect of academic administration. The salary will be from £17,626 to £19,681 a year.

To request further information please contact DHIIR, Faculty of Divinity, West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9BS (e-mail dhiir@divinity.cam.ac.uk). To discuss this position with the DHIIR's Director please contact Dr Elizabeth De Michelis (tel. 01223 763015, e-mail ead21@hermes.cam.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is 16 September 2002.

Isaac Newton Trust College Teaching Officer in the Faculty of Economics and the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences

In association with the Isaac Newton Trust, the Faculties of Economics and Politics and of Social and Political Sciences are able to advertise a shared Newton Trust College Teaching Officer post for appointment from 1 October 2002 for one year. The position is to be shared between the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences and the Faculty of Economics and Politics, and the successful candidate would be expected to offer teaching that is of interest to students studying Economics and Social Sciences.

The terms of the scheme require that Newton Trust Affiliated Lecturers are Fellows of Colleges who are non-University Teaching Officers but who receive their prime stipend from their College for teaching undergraduates.

Newton Trust College Teaching Officers are expected to give twelve lectures a year to each Faculty, to examine from time to time, to supervise research students, and to be involved in Faculty teaching arrangements. College Teaching Officers will be paid at the current University hourly rate for lectures given and, in addition, will receive a payment of around £750 a year.

Applications, including an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and a letter from the applicant's College, giving approval in principle to participation in the scheme and the name of one referee, should reach the Administrative Officer, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Free School Lane, Cambridge, CB2 3RQ, by 23 August 2002.

Further information concerning the College Teaching Officer Scheme is available at http://www.newtontrust.cam.ac.uk/. Further information concerning the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences is available at http://www.sps.cam.ac.uk/. Further information concerning the Faculty of Economics and Politics is available at http://www.econ.cam.ac.uk/.

Half-time Temporary Assistant Lectureship in the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (Sociology of Media and Communications)

Applications are invited for a half-time Temporary Assistant Lectureship in the Sociology of Media and Communications in the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences. The successful candidate will be expected to provide teaching for a Part II paper on Media, Culture, and Society (Part IIB, Soc 4) and to contribute to a module on Culture, Media, and Technology for the M.Phil. in Modern Society and Global Transformations. Candidates should have a postgraduate qualification in sociology or in media and communications. They should have a thorough understanding of the relevant theoretical literature and debates and a specialist knowledge of one or more of the following substantive topic areas: television as an industry and a cultural form; the social aspects of music; political communication; globalization and the media; the social impact of new technologies. The successful candidate will be expected to take up the post on 1 October 2002.

The post is a fixed-term unestablished position and will be for one year. The salary will be on a scale ranging from £20,470 to £22,522 pro rata. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to provide undergraduate supervision which is paid for separately by the Colleges.

Further particulars may be obtained from Ms Norma Wolfe, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Free School Lane, Cambridge, CB2 3RQ (e-mail nce20@hermes.cam.ac.uk), to whom ten copies of applications should be sent to reach her not later than 2 August 2002. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching experience and research interests, a list of publications, and the names of three referees who should be asked to write directly to Ms Wolfe by the same date. Further information about the Faculty can be found at http://www.sps.cam.ac.uk/.

Recreation Assistant and Fitness Adviser at Fenner's

Applications are invited for the position of Recreation Assistant and Fitness Adviser to take up appointment from 1 October 2002. The post-holder will supervise fitness training and offer basic instruction and advice on fitness programmes, rehabilitation, and health and safety matters. The person appointed will also be responsible for First Aid cover of the building and the adjacent football, cricket, and tennis grounds. Applicants should be qualified in Sports Science or a similar discipline. Hours will be based on a shift system which will require some evening and weekend work. The appointment is for three years in the first instance. The pensionable scale of stipends for this post is £12,662 to £14,617 a year.

Further particulars and an application form may be obtained from the Director of Physical Education, P. E. Centre, Fenner's, Gresham Road, Cambridge, CB1 2ES (tel. 01223 336596, e-mail secretary@sport.cam.ac.uk). Applications must arrive no later than Friday, 9 August 2002.


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Cambridge University Reporter, 24 July 2002
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