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Vacancies in the University

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Other Posts

Temporary Lecturer in the Faculty of History

Applications are invited for a one-year temporary lectureship in the field of British Empire and Commonwealth History since 1780, replacing Dr R. H. Drayton for the academical year 2004-05. The lecturer will be required to give at least 16 lectures or classes a year for a third-year paper in that subject and for second-year papers on the Expansion of Europe from the fifteenth century to the First World War and/or West and the Third World since 1918, the precise topics to be agreed in the light of the applicant's experience and interests. The lecturer would also be required to undertake a minimum of six hours' undergraduate supervision during Full Term, mainly for the British Empire and Commonwealth paper, and possibly supervise a small number of M.Phil. students in the field, as well as undertaking appropriate examining duties.

Appointment will be for 12 months from 1 October 2004. The salary for this post is between £24,097 and £28,279.

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 (ten copies) should be sent so as to reach her no later than 26 May. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, indicating any teaching experience, a list of important publications and major pieces of unpublished work, and the names of three referees.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 26 May. It is hoped that interviews will take place at the beginning of June.

Informal enquiries about this post may be made to Dr Tim Harper, Magdalene College, Cambridge, CB3 0AG (e-mail tnh1000@cam.ac.uk). Information about the Faculty of History may be obtained from http://www.hist.cam.ac.uk/.

Posts in the Department of Land Economy

Temporary lecturing position in Real Estate Finance

Applications are invited for a temporary lecturer to support teaching for the M.Phil. in Real Estate Finance, expected to be available from 1 September 2004. The successful candidate will be expected to make a substantial contribution to teaching for the M.Phil. Degree course in Real Estate Finance, to support the Department's liaison with industry, and to undertake research. The Department has a particular need for teaching in the area of real estate corporate finance. Candidates should have teaching and research experience in the areas of finance, valuation, investment, and risk analysis as applied to real estate. Applications from visitors wishing to spend time in the Department of Land Economy on leave from other universities would be welcomed, subject to approval of a work permit if needed. The level of the appointment will depend on the experience of applicants. The position is for one year with a possibility of further extension, but subject to the availability of funding.

Further particulars and application forms are available from Mrs Helen Hartley, Department of Land Economy, 19 Silver Street, Cambridge, CB3 9EP (tel. 01223 337136, e-mail hrh26@cam.ac.uk). Further information on the Department of Land Economy is available at http://www.landecon.cam.ac.uk/.

Applications, including a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a list of publications, and the names and contact details of two referees, should be sent by post to Ms Marie Butcher, Administrative Officer in the Department of Land Economy, to arrive not later than 5 p.m. on 31 May.

Research Projects Manager (Centre for Housing and Planning Research)

The Centre is a leading research group working in the broad field of housing and planning, based within the 5- rated Department of Land Economy. Current research themes include: household and housing projections at national, regional, and local level; the planning system and land supply for housing, affordable housing for key workers; the regulation and allocation of social housing; and research into rents, incomes, benefits, and financial inclusion. As part of the Centre's work the Centre runs Dataspring, a Web-based housing markets database which is used by housing associations and others and is funded by the Housing Corporation. A range of research projects and other outputs are associated with Dataspring including a bespoke analysis service. Most outputs are disseminated through the website. In addition, two important new projects in the Centre include government guidance to local authorities on housing markets assessments and an estimate of the need for key worker housing in the East of England using secondary data sources.

The Centre is now seeking to appoint a Research Projects Manager to ensure that the projects undertaken by Dataspring are of high quality, produced to a high standard, and completed within the time-frame agreed with the Housing Corporation and other bodies that commission research. This position is for three days a week for one year in the first instance, with a salary of £18,893 to £28,279 a year.

This post requires time and resource management skills, negotiating skills, the ability to manage and work within a team, editing and proof-reading skills, the ability to monitor budgets, and assistance in project specification and staff recruitment. Specialist knowledge of housing is desirable but not essential, but a capacity to understand the nature of the research and methods of dissemination is essential, as is familiarity with databases and standard computer packages such as Word, Excel, Access, and SPSS.

Data Analyst/Research Assistant (Centre for Housing and Planning Research)

The Centre is now seeking to appoint a Data Analyst/Research Assistant to join a team of researchers working on a range of projects commissioned by the Housing Corporation. The funding supports a website, a database, and research on the social housing sector. The main tasks will involve maintaining the database, basic data analysis, and assisting in the production of reports and publications. There is also scope within the position to develop the website. The applicant should have a good Honours degree and experience in Access and Excel. Knowledge of SPSS and Mapviewer is desirable, but not essential. The post demands a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail, and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Prior knowledge of social housing research is desirable but not essential.

Appointment within the salary range of £18,893 to £21,010 will be based on qualifications and experience and will be for a period of twelve months in the first instance, starting as soon as possible. This post is expected to be full time but part-time work is negotiable for the right candidate.

Research Assistant/Research Associate (Centre for Housing and Planning Research)

The Centre is now seeking to appoint a researcher with an interest in housing and planning who has both quantitative and qualitative skills. This post is expected to be full time but part-time hours will be considered.

The post requires analytical and research skills in the social sciences, survey and secondary data analysis skills, the ability to work under pressure, writing and presentational skills, and the ability to work as part of a team. Knowledge of policy in the fields of either housing or town and county planning is desirable.

Appointment within the salary range of £18,893 to £28,279 a year will be based on qualifications and experience and will be for a period of twelve months in the first instance, starting as soon as possible.

For application forms and further details on the three posts above please contact Anne Hosmer (tel. 01223 337118). Application forms should be received by 5 p.m. on 14 May. Interviews will be held during the latter part of the week beginning 17 May.

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Cambridge University Reporter 12 May 2004
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