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No 6184

Wednesday 24 March 2010

Vol cxl No 25

pp. 669–684

Vacancies, Appointments, etc.

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.

Inaugural Director of the Sainsbury Laboratory and Professorships: Notice

The Board of Electors invite applications for the inaugural Directorship and two further Professorships, from persons of international standing whose work falls within the field of plant development, to take up appointment on 1 January 2011, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Further information is available at, or contact the Academic Secretary, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TT (email, to whom a letter of application should be sent, together with details of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae, a publications list, and form PD18 (parts I and III only, with details of two referees) so as to reach him no later than 9 May 2010.

Other vacancies in the University

University Offices

Director, Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (CRASSH)

Applications are invited for the post of Director of CRASSH, to succeed the current Director, Professor Mary Jacobus, on her retirement at the end of 2010–11. The appointment of the fourth Director coincides with the Centre’s tenth anniversary year, marked by its relocation to the gateway to the Sidgwick Avenue Site in West Road. The Directorship offers those interested in furthering interdisciplinary studies at Cambridge, across the arts, social sciences, and humanities, an unparalleled opportunity to take a lead in the activities for which CRASSH is now well known.

The appointment is available from 1 October 2011 and is offered as an 80% secondment from a current post for a period of three years, with the possibility of renewal for a further two years. Further details may be downloaded from the Centre’s website ( or obtained from the Administrator, Catherine Hurley, CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1RX (tel. 01223 760490, email Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Simon Franklin, Chair of the CRASSH Management Committee (email

Applications, including a statement of interest, curriculum vitae, and completed form PD18 (available on the website), should be made to the Directorship Appointments Committee, CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1RX, or via email to the Administrator ( by Monday, 24 May 2010. Candidates are requested to nominate two referees and ask them to write to the Committee by the closing date. In addition, a letter of support from the candidate’s Faculty should accompany applications. Interviews will be held during the week of 7 June 2010. The appointment panel will be made up of members of the Centre’s Management Committee.

Clinical Lecturer/Specialist Registrar in Neurosurgery (S44/7) in the School of Clinical Medicine

Applications are invited from candidates for this post to take up appointment as soon as possible.

Applicants should have suitable experience and training in Neurosurgery and be of the standing required for an Honorary Contract of Service with Addenbrooke’s Hospital as a Specialist Registrar. Ideally the person appointed will be in years ST5 to ST6, but exceptions will be made for outstanding applicants in ST3 to ST4. The post-holder will be required to carry out research, as well as taking part in teaching and clinical duties.

The appointment will be for four years with the possibility of reappointment for a further two years. The salary will be in the range of £30,685 to £53,132 a year.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor John Pickard (email, tel. 01223 336946). For an information pack, email Ms L. Foster ( Applications (twelve copies) together with a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names of three referees, must be received by the closing date of 19 April 2010. Please quote reference RA06407 when applying.

Principal Assistant Registrary (Secretary of the School of the Physical Sciences) in the Academic Division of the University Offices

As a senior member of the management team of the School of the Physical Sciences, the person appointed will lead the administration of the School in the provision of services for staff and students. This is an outstanding opportunity for a talented individual to contribute to the further development of the School as a centre of excellence in teaching and research.

The successful applicant will be educated to degree level or equivalent and have substantial working experience at a senior level in a complex organizational structure, preferably in a Higher Education establishment.

Further information may be obtained from or from the Academic Secretary, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TT (tel. 01223 332261, email Applications, consisting of a supporting statement, a curriculum vitae, and a completed PD18 form (parts I and III only, with details of two referees) should be sent to the Academic Secretary by the closing date of 12 April 2010. Please quote reference AK06429 when applying.

Other Posts

Temporary Lectureship in Medieval British Economic and Social History in the Faculty of History

The Faculty of History is seeking to make a temporary appointment for one academical year in the field of Medieval British Economic History with effect from 1 October 2010. The successful candidate will be required to have experience of teaching and research in the broad field of Medieval British Economic and Social History 1050–1500, with particular reference to English History.

Further particulars and application forms for the post can be downloaded from the Faculty’s website ( or may be obtained from the Secretary of the Appointments Committee, Faculty of History, West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9EF (tel. 01223 335350, email, to whom completed applications should be sent in hard copy by Friday, 16 April 2010. Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Richard J. Evans FBA, Chairman of the History Faculty, at the above address, or by email (

The salary will be in the range of £36,715 to £46,510 a year, and the funds for this post are available until 30 September 2011. Please quote reference JJ06417 when applying.

Crausaz Wordsworth Interdisciplinary Fellowship in Philosophy, 2010–11

CRASSH is pleased to announce a new Fellowship, made possible by the generosity of a donor. The aim of the Fellowship is to enable scholars developing interests in philosophical study from an interdisciplinary perspective to spend additional time exploring these. The scheme is open to Cambridge University Teaching Officers or College Teaching Officers in any field, with the exception of members of the Faculty of Philosophy. Preference will be given to those in mid-career (between five and twenty-five years since first lecturing appointment).

The Fellowship has a value of £5,000, which can be used by the Department/Faculty/College concerned either to pay for replacement of the Fellow’s teaching for one term or, as appropriate, to alleviate teaching load over a longer period during the year of appointment. The Fellow will be an active member of the interdisciplinary research community at CRASSH and will be expected to attend the weekly seminar for CRASSH Fellows and give a presentation of work in progress. The holder will also be encouraged to engage in seminars at the Faculty of Philosophy and to draw benefit from discussion with colleagues there. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, 6 April and applications can be made online by visiting the CRASSH website (


The following election has been made:

Professor Hasok Chang, B.S., California Institute of Technology, Ph.D., Stanford, Professor of Philosophy of Science, University College London, elected Hans Rausing Professor of History and Philosophy of Science with effect from 1 September 2010.