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Vacancies in the University

The University is committed to equality of opportunity.

Any job application submitted with a curriculum vitae should be accompanied by a Cover Sheet for Employment (Form PD18) which can be downloaded from http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/personnel/forms/pd18, or may be obtained in hard copy from the advertising Department or Faculty.

University Lecturers

Appointments made at University Lecturer level will be for an initial period of three or five years, with the possibility of reappointment to the retiring age, subject to satisfactory performance. The pensionable scale of stipends for a University Lecturer is currently £23,296 a year, rising by twelve annual increments to £35,950.

Posts in the Faculty of Education

University Lecturers in Education (two posts)

The Faculty 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 candidates will be active educational researchers able to demonstrate successful experience in both teacher development and improving educational practice, and the ability to apply this experience in innovative research and evaluation projects. All Lecturers are expected to contribute to teaching across the Faculty's highly regarded programmes of initial teacher education, continuing professional development, advanced study, and research.

University Lecturer in Educational Research Methods

The major teaching responsibilities for this post will, initially, be focused on leading and developing existing higher degree programmes particularly, but not restricted to, the field of educational research methods. Prior experience in the teaching and co-ordination of graduate level courses and in the supervision of doctoral students will therefore be essential.

University Lecturer in Primary/Early Years Education

The post-holder will be expected to make a significant contribution to the Faculty's Master's Degree and P.G.C.E. programmes particularly, but not restricted to, the teaching of English to primary age pupils. Experience in leading continuing professional development courses at postgraduate level as well as P.G.C.E. teaching will therefore be important.

The posts are available from 1 October 2004. Further particulars and an application form may be obtained from the Secretary of the Appointments Committee, Faculty 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 so as to arrive not later than 31 March. Applications should include a full curriculum vitae, a publications list, and the names of three referees. Informal enquiries can be addressed to the Head of Faculty, Mr Tim Everton (tel. 01223 507133, e-mail tce20@cus.cam.ac.uk).

University Lecturer in the Faculty of History (Medieval History c. 1050-1300)

Applications are invited for a University Lecturer in medieval British political and constitutional history and European history, c. 1050-1300.

In the first year the new appointee is likely to do most of his/her undergraduate teaching in outline courses for Part I of the Historical Tripos, in the form of lectures and related supervisions. But there will be the opportunity in due course to offer a Part II paper more closely related to his/her research interests. The appointee will also play a part in the provision of lectures, classes, and supervisions for the M.Phil. in Medieval History. Appointment to the post will be from 1 October 2004, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Further particulars and an application form 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 (12 copies) should be sent so as to reach her not later than 1 April. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, indicating any teaching experience, a list of academic publications, a brief account of current research, 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 her by 1 April. It is hoped that interviews will take place in early May.

Other University Offices

Computer Officer, Grade II, in the Computing Service

The Computing Service requires a Computer Officer, Grade II, to assist the Service with eScience and Grid computing.

If appointed, the post-holder will be the point of contact within the Service for all eScience queries and will be responsible for eScience facilities within the Service, including the development of a grid computing resource using clusters of workstations when not in use for teaching. The post-holder will be expected to work closely with the staff of the Cambridge eScience Centre and the National eScience Centre in Edinburgh.

The post-holder will need a detailed knowledge of at least one Unix operating system, preferably Linux, and will have managed a collection of Unix computers. The post-holder should be educated to at least first degree level in a numerate science, and experience with Condor or Globus software would be an advantage.

This is a permanent appointment, subject to satisfactory completion of a probationary period, as a Computer Officer, Grade II, on a current salary scale of £28,498 to £30,660 with initial salary dependent on experience.

Further particulars and an application form are available from the Director, Computing Service, New Museums Site, Pembroke Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QH (email lamk2@cam.ac.uk) or on the Computing Service website at http://www.cam.ac.uk/cs. The closing date for applications is 19 March. It is hoped that interviews will be held during the week beginning 29 March.

Advisory Officer, Grade I, in the Estate Management and Building Service of the University Offices

Advisory Officer, Grade I (Mechanical Building Services Project Manager) to take up appointment as soon as possible. The post-holder will form part of the two teams responsible for capital building projects over £1m. The duties involve acting as the interface between the University as client, the departmental representative users, the design team on mechanical services issues, and the mechanical contractor undertaking the work on site. On occasion there will be a requirement to take on full project management duties for specific projects. Applicants should have a clear and proven technical knowledge of and experience in the mechanical building services field. They should also be able to demonstrate management ability, be pro-active, and will possess good communication skills. Well-developed e-mail and electronic communication skills are required.

The appointment will be to retiring age subject to the satisfactory completion of a probationary period. The pensionable scale of stipends for an Advisory Officer, Grade I, is currently £25,451 a year, rising by five annual increments to £30,660.

Further information and application details can be obtained from the Director of Estate Management, 74 Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1RW (tel. 01223 766737). The closing date for applications is 26 March.

Other Post

Temporary Lectureship in the Faculty of History (Modern German History)

Applications are invited for a one-year temporary lectureship in Modern German Economic and Social History, replacing Dr Adam Tooze for the academical year 2004-05. The lecturer will be required to contribute to the Special Subject 'The economic and social history of the Third Reich' and to the teaching of other papers in modern European and economic history. Appointment for this post will be for 12 months from 1 October 2004, on a current scale of £23,296 to £35,950.

Further particulars and an application form 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 (12 copies) should be sent so as to reach her not later than 1 April. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, indicating any teaching experience, a list of academic publications, a brief account of current research, 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 her by 1 April. It is hoped that interviews will take place in early May.


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Cambridge University Reporter 3 March 2004
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