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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 Lecturer

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 £24,097 a year, rising by twelve annual increments to £37,187.

University Lectureship in the BP Institute

Applications are sought from experts in modelling of fluid flow for a University Lectureship at the BP Institute. Candidates should have an outstanding research record, with expertise in modelling fundamental flow processes and also in the interpretation and application of such models to real and complex flow processes.

The BP Institute is a fully endowed multidisciplinary research institute in the University, with excellent computing and laboratory facilities, and with its own purpose-built building on the west side of Cambridge. The Institute has five parent Departments in the University: Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Earth Sciences, and Engineering, and is also extremely well connected with the energy industry and especially BP. At present, there are about 30 people within the Institute, including three University Faculty staff, a Senior Research Fellow, and a group of graduate students and postdoctoral researchers.

The new Lecturer will jointly be appointed by the BP Institute and one of the parent Departments, and as well as pioneering new and challenging research in fluid mechanics, the post-holder will be responsible for building collaborative activities between the Institute and parent Departments. There are also excellent opportunities for building new research collaborations with industry and especially BP. Technology challenges in the energy sector are leading to important, new, and fundamental fields of flow research. The BP Institute is ideally positioned to play a pivotal role in such work.

The BP Institute is primarily a research institute but the Lecturer will play a full part in the teaching programme within the Institute (at graduate level) and in the respective Department (undergraduate).

To apply for this position, please send ten copies of a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and a 1,000-word statement of current and intended research to the Administrator, BP Institute, Madingley Rise, Cambridge, CB3 0EZ, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to the same address. The closing date for receipt of applications is 15 April, with interviews planned for mid-May.

For more information about the position please contact Professor Andy Woods at the BP Institute (tel. 01223 765702, e-mail admin@bpi.cam.ac.uk or andy@bpi.cam.ac.uk).

Other University Offices

Assistant Registrary in the Academic Division of the University Offices (Faculty of Education)

Applications are invited for the post of Assistant Registrary with duties in the Faculty of Education. As part of the senior management team, the post-holder will oversee the administrative support of the Faculty and help shape and implement policies concerned with effective resource management. The role involves substantial committee work.

Candidates should be educated to degree level and have previous relevant experience in a senior administrative post, including proven ability in managing resources and staff, preferably gained in a higher education establishment.

Appointment will be to the retiring age subject to the satisfactory completion of a probationary period. The pensionable scale of stipends for an Assistant Registrary is £24,097 to £37,187 a year.

Further information may be obtained from the Academic Secretary, Academic Division, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TT (tel. 01223 332261, e-mail mt210@admin.cam.ac.uk). Applications, consisting of a letter, a curriculum vitae, including details of two referees (who may be consulted before interview), should be sent to the Academic Secretary by 16 April.

Junior Assistant Secretary, Grade I, in the Institute of Continuing Education

Applications are invited for the post of Junior Assistant Secretary, Grade I, to help run the central administration of the Institute, including work involving boards and committees, personnel, and student records. Applicants should have excellent communication skills, and the ability to work both independently and as a team member. A degree or equivalent qualification is desirable, as is relevant experience within the higher or further education sector. The pensionable scale of stipends for a Junior Assistant Secretary, Grade I, is £26,327 to £31,715 a year. Further particulars and an application form are available from the Deputy Director, Institute of Continuing Education, Madingley Hall, Madingley, Cambridge, CB3 8AQ (tel. 01954 280217, fax 01954 280200, e-mail dc252@cam.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is 6 April.

Computer Officer, Grade II, in the Department of Physics

The Department of Physics has a vacancy for a Computer Officer, Grade II, within its Central Services IT team. The post is available immediately.

The post-holder will act as deputy to the IT Manager and will have responsibility for most of the Unix-based systems in the Department. These include DHCP, DNS, and Web servers. The duties will also extend to taking a leading role in the design and delivery of Central Services IT projects and in the investigation of security incidents.

Applicants should be educated to first degree level; have five years' experience in a complex IT environment; have strong Unix or Linux skills, especially in system administration and networks (some Windows skills would be an asset); and proven experience of successful project management.

The appointment will be to retiring age, subject to the successful completion of a probationary period. The pensionable scale of stipends for a Computer Officer, Grade II, is £29,478 rising by two annual increments to £31,715, with initial salary dependent on experience.

Further details are available from the Administrative Secretary of the Department of Physics, Cavendish Laboratory, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0HE (tel. 01223 337362, e-mail clh29@phy.cam.ac.uk).

Applications, including a full curriculum vitae, with the names and contact details of two referees, should be submitted to the Administrative Secretary, to reach him no later than 2 April. Informal inquiries should be addressed to Mr Ian Mackey (e-mail iwm21@phy.cam.ac.uk).

Other Posts

Temporary Lectureship in Dutch in the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages

The Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages intend to make a temporary appointment in Dutch language and literature, to replace Mrs Elsa Strietman during her leave of absence. The appointment will be for a period of nine months, from 1 October 2004 to 30 June 2005. The salary will be at the level of £24,097 a year pro rata for nine months. Further particulars can be viewed at http://www.mml.cam.ac.uk/dutch/news.

Candidates should send five copies of a full curriculum vitae and the names of two referees who are in a position to comment on the candidate's academic work and any teaching experience, to Dr David Holton, Head of the Department of Other Languages, Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages, Raised Faculty Building, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 9DA. The closing date for applications is 7 May. Candidates are requested to ask their referees to write directly to Dr Holton by the same date. Informal enquiries may be addressed to Mrs Strietman (tel. 01223 335016, e-mail es10004@cam.ac.uk).

Board of Scrutiny Part-time Support Officer

The Board of Scrutiny require a Part-time Support Officer to assist with carrying out research and making enquiries on the Board's behalf, drafting its Reports, and providing administrative support (minute taking, circulation of documents, arrangement of meetings). The Board has no executive power but looks at what has happened in the University in previous years and comments on this to the University's governing body, the Regent House. Further details about the Board may be found at http://www.scrutiny.cam.ac.uk/.

The Support Officer will possess good organizational skills, including the ability to understand complex administrative issues, and will be able to draft reports on complex issues. The Support Officer should be capable of working independently, researching matters of importance.

The post-holder should be competent in using IT applications, and must be tactful, diplomatic, persistent, and resourceful. The post-holder will need a background in or good working knowledge of University or College administration. A degree level of education is necessary.

The Support Officer will be responsible to the Chairman of the Board of Scrutiny and will work closely with the Secretary and other members.

The Support Officer will be expected to work 240 hours a year and his or her stipend will be 12.5% of that of an Administrative Officer, Grade II (full time). The pensionable scale of stipends for an Administrative Officer, Grade II (full time), is £21,852 to £28,279 a year. At present the Easter Term is the busiest period.

Further particulars of this post may be obtained from the Secretary of the Board, Dr Helen Thompson, Clare College (e-mail het20@cam.ac.uk). Applications, marked 'confidential', together with a curriculum vitae and the names of two referees, who have been asked to write in support of the applicant, should be sent to Dr Christopher Forsyth (e-mail cff1000@cam.ac.uk), Chairman of the Board of Scrutiny, Centre for Public Law, Faculty of Law, 10 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DZ, by 20 April. Informal enquiries may be directed to the Chairman or the Secretary.

Part-time Postdoctoral Research Associate, Cambridge Interfaith Programme

The Cambridge Interfaith Programme in the Centre for Advanced Religious and Theological Studies, Faculty of Divinity, hopes to appoint a part-time Research Associate in Interfaith Relations for three years with effect from 1 October 2004 (percentage time to be negotiated). The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. Degree in a relevant field, and will be expected to carry out original research, as well as supporting the Programme's Acting Director with administration and fund-raising. The salary will be in the range of £17,472 a year (pay award pending). Further details must be requested before applying from Ms R. M. Paul, Faculty of Divinity, West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9BS (fax 01223 763018, e-mail rmp24@cam.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is 23 April. Interviews will be held in mid-May.


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Cambridge University Reporter 17 March 2004
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