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No 6163

Wednesday 28 October 2009

Vol cxl No 4

pp. 89–128

Vacancies, appointments, etc.

Vacancies in the University

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Any job application submitted with a curriculum vitae should be accompanied by a Cover Sheet for Employment (Form PD18) which can be downloaded from, or may be obtained in hard copy from the advertising Department or Faculty.

University Offices

Readership in the Faculty of Economics

Applications are invited for a Readership in Economics from 1 September 2010, or as soon as possible thereafter. The Faculty is seeking strong applicants in any area of Economics.

This is a senior position with tenure and candidates should have an internationally established academic reputation for excellence in research and a proven capacity to take a leadership role. Appointment will be subject to the Statutes and Ordinances of the University. The salary will be £55,259 a year, plus a competitive package.

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Professor Sanjeev Goyal (email Further information and an application form (PD18) may be obtained from the Faculty website at, or from the Secretary of the Appointments Committee, Faculty of Economics, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 9DD (email, to whom a completed and signed application form, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, an outline of research plans, and the names and addresses of three referees (including email addresses) should be sent, to arrive no later than 12 noon on Monday, 16 November 2009. Candidates should ask their referees to send their reports to the Secretary of the Appointments Committee by the closing date. Please quote reference JG05825 when applying.

Slavonic Specialist (Assistant Under-Librarian, part-time) in the University Library

Applications are invited for the part-time position of Slavonic Specialist (Assistant Under-Librarian) in the European Collections and Cataloguing Department of the University Library’s Collection Development and Description Division. Applicants should have a good honours degree, very good knowledge of Russian, a postgraduate qualification in library and information studies, together, preferably, with experience in an academic library. Applicants should also have excellent IT, organizational, and communication skills, along with a flexible approach and the capacity to work in a rapidly changing environment.

The post is available on the basis of 50 per cent of full-time hours (more information is provided in the further details referred to below). Informal enquiries would be welcomed by David Lowe, Head of European Collections and Cataloguing (email, tel. 01223 333094). The salary is in the range of £27,183 to £35,469 a year, pro-rata.

Further details can be downloaded from the Library website at, or they are available from the Librarian’s Personal Assistant, Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DR (tel. 01223 333045, email

Applications, in the form of a covering letter, a curriculum vitae, and a completed PD18 form, should be returned to the University Librarian either by post to the above address or by email to (but not both) by the closing date of 11 November 2009. Interviews will be held on 2 December 2009. Please quote reference VE05851 when applying.

Other Post

Teaching Associate in Portuguese Studies (part-time) in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese is seeking to appoint a part-time (50%) Teaching Associate in Portuguese Studies from 1 January 2010. The appointment is to provide 50% teaching cover for a permanent member of staff. The Teaching Associate will contribute to the teaching of Portuguese undergraduate Tripos papers. Teaching will include lectures, seminars, and classes. Applicants should have a record of, or clearly demonstrate the potential for, outstanding research in a relevant field. A native or excellent non-native command of English and Portuguese is essential.

The current scale of stipends is £27,183 to £35,469 a year, pro-rata. The post is pensionable. The appointment will run from 1 January 2010, and is subject to satisfactory completion of a probationary period of nine months.

Completed applications, including a PD18 form (Parts I and III only, available at, a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, list of publications, and the names and addresses of two referees who are familiar with the applicant’s work in the relevant field, should either be sent to Miss Yseult Jay, Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 9DA, or emailed to, by 9 a.m. on the closing date of 16 November 2009. Applicants are requested to ask their referees to write directly by the same date.

Further particulars may be found at Applicants are invited to seek further information by consulting the Departmental website ( or contacting Professor Alison Sinclair, Head of Department (email Interviews will be held on 25 November 2009. Please quote Reference No. GS05795 when applying. 


The following election has been made.


Professor Michael Boris Green, CLH, M.A., Ph.D., CL, FRS, John Humphrey Plummer Professor of Theoretical Physics, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, elected Lucasian Professor of Mathematics with effect from 1 November 2009.