Wednesday 28 April 2010
Vol cxl No 27
The Managers of the Christ’s College Levy-Plumb Fund for the Humanities invite applications from final-year undergraduate or graduate student members of the University for a one-year non-renewable Studentship in the Visual Arts, tenable for the 2010–11 academical year. It is expected that the holder will be based in Christ’s College from 1 October 2010 to mid-July 2011 (except where the holder opts to spend a period away from Cambridge, for example for travel or study in a foreign country).
The Studentship will be valued at £10,000 for the year, plus an additional sum of up to £1,250 to cover approved materials and expenses, and a further annual accommodation allowance of £500, since the College will be unable to offer graduate accommodation to the recipient; the award also covers College Fees for graduate membership of the College. The Managers would also consider applications by the holder for financial assistance with related travel. Although remaining as a resident member of the University, the holder will not need to register for any formal degree or other qualification, but will be expected to use the year to develop her or his ideas and practical work. The College has studio facilities available and the holder of the award would be expected to use these as a base, and to be prepared to work independently. Anyone appointed who is not already a member of the College would be expected to become a member.
Any eligible person who is interested in being considered for the award should write to Dr Sophie Read at Christ’s College by Monday, 14 June 2010, giving an indication in outline of their current work in the Visual Arts and of how they would wish to spend the year. Applicants should also make available a small selection of visual images, whether as a portfolio, CD, or web address, as part of their submission. Applicants must bear in mind that all work is submitted at their own risk, and that it is their responsibility to make arrangements to retrieve it after the appointment process.
For more information about the arts at Christ’s, see http://www.christs.cam.ac.uk/college-life/visual-performing-arts/. Applicants must be available for interview in the week beginning Monday, 21 June 2010.
Applications are invited for appointment from 1 October 2010 to a College Lectureship in History together with a Fellowship, tenable for two years. This is to replace Dr Michael Sonenscher who has been awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship.
The Lecturer in History will be expected to carry out academic research in any field of History and to teach up to 200 hours in each academical year, i.e. an average rate of ten hours of supervision a week in Full Term, either for King’s or for other Colleges. Supervision involves the provision of undergraduate teaching singly or in small groups. No lecturing, in the conventional sense of the term, is involved. The Lecturer in History will also be expected to direct studies in History, i.e. to organize and oversee the undergraduate teaching programme, and to participate in undergraduate admissions.
Direction of Studies includes guiding undergraduates in their studies and offering advice and support beyond formal teaching, including appointment of supervisors, monitoring and securing delivery of high-quality teaching, regular meetings with undergraduates to discuss and enhance progress, approval of examination entries, and timely communication of relevant information on course requirements and Faculty programme. The Lecturer is also responsible for ensuring that the College Library is kept well-stocked with books essential for the undergraduate programme. Admissions responsibilities focus on the interviewing and selection of candidates to read History in the College in early December, but also extend to the provision of feedback to schools of candidates for admission, the fielding of enquiries through the year, and to availability to visitors on College Open Days.
The College puts considerable emphasis on the quality of the teaching it provides, and candidates should therefore have a particular interest in and skill at undergraduate teaching, as well as expertise and interest in research of international standing within the Lecturer’s specialism(s).
The Lecturer will join a team of History Fellows including Dr Stephen Alford, Dr Victoria Harris, Dr Istvan Hont, Dr Peter Jones, Professor Robin Osborne, Dr Alice Taylor, and Professor Megan Vaughan.
The stipend will be related to one of the lower points on the Cambridge University Lecturers’ scale commencing at £36,532 a year.
The fees earned by the Lecturer for the first 200 hours of supervision in an academical year will be retained by the College. Fees for supervision in excess of 200 hours will be paid to the Lecturer at the current rates. The appointment will be pensionable under the Universities Superannuation Scheme.
The appointment is funded by the Leverhulme Trust. The appointment will therefore be for a maximum of two years from 1 October 2010, and the salary is fixed by the sum made available by the Trust.
The Lectureship carries a Fellowship. Fellows are full members of the Governing Body of the College, expected to attend and participate in Congregations, and they serve on College committees. They are entitled to meals free of charge whenever the kitchens are operating.
A Fellow living alone may be offered accommodation in College, for which there are service and utility charges. Fellows who do not live in College may receive an allowance towards their living costs and may also receive assistance in purchasing property in Cambridge through a shared equity scheme. Fellows not residing in College will be provided with teaching space. Fellows are also entitled to apply for grants towards the costs of research.
Applications should reach the Senior Tutor, King’s College, Cambridge, CB2 1ST, by Thursday, 20 May 2010 (email firstname.lastname@example.org), to whom informal enquiries should also be addressed. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae including qualifications, publications, teaching experience, and details of three referees. It is the candidate’s responsibility to arrange for references to be sent directly to the College by 20 May.
Short-listed candidates will be invited for interview on Friday, 4 June 2010. As part of the interview, candidates will be asked to give a short (five minutes) account of a topic with which their current research is engaged.
Elected to a Fellowship under Title C from 1 May 2010:
John Scott Rink, A.B., Princeton, M.Mus., King’s College, London, Ph.D., JN
The College expects to appoint an Anglican priest as Chaplain for a period of four years from late summer 2011. The person appointed will be one of two Chaplains who play an important part in the life of the College and particularly in pastoral care. He or she will work closely with the Dean of Chapel and the Director of Music.
For further particulars please send your full name and postal address to Anthea Smith, Assistant Chapel Secretary, Trinity College, Cambridge, CB2 1TQ, or email email@example.com.
Details are also available on the Trinity College website (http://www.trin.cam.ac.uk/).
The closing date for applications is 30 June 2010. Interviews will take place on 30 September and 1 October 2010.