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Other 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 a probationary period of five years, with appointment to the retiring age thereafter. The pensionable scale of stipends for a University Lecturer is currently £24,820 to £38,303 a year.

University Lectureship in the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic

Applications are invited for a University Lectureship in Celtic History of the Medieval Period, with effect from 1 January 2006. An application form and further particulars can be obtained by contacting chgd2@cam.ac.uk.

Candidates are required to send eleven copies of their application to the Appointments Committee, Faculty of English, 9 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DP, by the closing date of 12 August. Three references, sent directly to the Appointments Committee, should also arrive by this date.

University Offices

Director of the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities

Applications are invited for the post of Director of the Centre to start on 1 January 2006 or such later date as may be arranged

The Director must be a senior scholar of high academic standing, with a strong research record in one or more disciplines within the arts, humanities, or social sciences, and wide-ranging interdisciplinary interests. He/she will have strong people skills, ability in administration, and ability in fund-raising.

The appointment is half-time, for a period of two years. Further particulars may be downloaded from the Centre's website (http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/) or obtained from the Administrator, Catherine Hurley, CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1RX (tel. 01223 760490, e-mail ch335@cam.ac.uk). The deadline for applications is 15 September.

Secretary of the School of the Physical Sciences

Applications are invited for the office of Secretary of the School of the Physical Sciences. A key member of the senior management team, the post-holder's duties will include: co-ordinating administrative support for the School; contributing to the development of the School's strategic plan; assisting the Chairman of the School in the effective leadership and management of the School; and deputizing for him where appropriate.

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

Appointment will be to the retiring age subject to the satisfactory completion of a probationary period. The pensionable stipend for the Secretary of the School of the Physical Sciences is currently £44,094 a year with a discretionary point at £46,581 a year.

For further information please contact the Chairman of the Council of the School of the Physical Sciences, 17 Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1RX (tel. 01223 334197 e-mail ast22@cam.ac.uk). Applications consisting of a letter, a curriculum vitae, and a completed PD18 form including details of two referees (who may be consulted before interview) should be sent to the Chairman of the Council of the School by 15 August.

Administrative Officer, Grade II, in the Academic Division of the University Offices (International Office)

Applications are invited for the office of Administrative Officer, Grade II, to support the International Officer in the effective development and operation of the Office, which was established in 2003. The post-holder's duties will include preparing briefings for senior officers, organizing visits by overseas delegatations, maintenance of a database of international links, and producing management information on international matters.

Candidates will be educated to degree level and have substantial relevant experience in an administrative post. Appointment will be to the retiring age subject to the satisfactory completion of a probationary period. The pensionable scale of stipends for an Administrative Officer, Grade II, is currently £22,508 to £29,127 a year.

For further information please contact the Academic Secretary, Academic Division, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TT (tel. 01223 765028, e-mail jab212@admin.cam.ac.uk). Applications consisting of a letter, a curriculum vitae, and a completed PD18 form including details of two referees (who may be consulted before interview) should be sent to the Academic Secretary by 22 August.

Posts in the Department of Veterinary Medicine

Departmental Secretary, Grade C (Assistant Secretary: Finance and Research)

The Assistant Secretary will be a key member of the Department's senior administrative team, with responsibility for providing management information and advice on financial and research grants strategy, and for overseeing the management of accounts and purchasing activity in the Department. Candidates should normally be educated to first degree level, and have an accounting qualification (AAT, CIMA, ACCA, etc.). Experience in a senior post in a finance/research grants environment, with proven ability in managing finances, and/or research grant administration, is essential, as are well-developed IT skills for financial purposes, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to manage and prioritize a varied and heavy workload. Experience in a senior role involving team management and leadership qualities is desirable. The post is available from 1 October 2005.

The pensionable scale of stipends for a Departmental Secretary, Grade C, is currently £23,643 to £29,127 a year.

Further information and an application form (PD18) for the post may be obtained from the Department's General Office (tel. 01223 337701) or http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/personnel/forms/pd18/.

Applications including a letter, a current curriculum vitae, and a completed application form PD18, should be sent to Diane Brooker, Department of Veterinary Medicine, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0ES (e-mail recruit@vet.cam.ac.uk) by the closing date of 15 August.

Departmental Secretary, Grade C (Academic Support Officer)

The Academic Support Officer will be a key member of the Department's senior administrative team, with responsibility for the administrative support for teaching, supervision, monitoring, and examination activities in the Department at undergraduate and postgraduate level. The person appointed will contribute proactively to the development and implementation of policy and allocation of resources in the academic area, will co-ordinate responses to internal and external exercises, and take responsibility for the management, training, and review of support staff. Candidates will be educated to first degree level, and experience in an educational environment, preferably within Higher Education, is essential, as are well-developed IT skills, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to manage and prioritize a varied and heavy workload. Experience of staff supervision in a team setting is desirable. The post is available from 1 October 2005.

The pensionable scale of stipends for a Departmental Secretary, Grade C, is currently £23,643 to £29,127 a year.

Further information and an application form (PD18) for the post may be obtained from the Department's General Office (tel. 01223 337701) or http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/personnel/forms/pd18/.

Applications including a letter, a current curriculum vitae, and a completed application form PD18, should be sent to Diane Brooker, Department of Veterinary Medicine, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0ES (e-mail recruit@vet.cam.ac.uk) by the closing date of 22 August.

Other Posts

Outreach Officer in the Institute of Astronomy

The Institute of Astronomy has a part-time (50%) vacancy for an Outreach Officer for three years from October 2005. The role involves the development and co-ordination of new programmes of outreach activity and the promotion of the research activities of the Institute of Astronomy to as wide an audience as possible, including the media, the general public, school students, and potential sponsors. A comprehensive understanding of the field, an aptitude for interpretation and presentation, and excellent presentation skills are necessary. A degree in a related subject and experience of research in astronomy or a closely related discipline will be expected.

The salary will be in the range of £23,643 to £29,127 a year (pro-rata) depending on experience. Applications including a curriculum vitae, a letter of application detailing relevant experience, and a PD18 form should be returned to Paul Aslin, Department Administrator, Institute of Astronomy, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0HA, by 8 August.

Research Associate and Research Assistant (two posts) in the Department of Land Economy

The Department of Land Economy is seeking to recruit two new research staff to work in its new Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research (4CMR), which is in the process of formation. Dr Terry Barker will lead the activities of the Centre. The Centre takes a problem-focused, multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approach. Successful applicants would fit into a team drawing on multiple individual skills, writing for academic and non-academic audiences.

The appointment opportunities have arisen because of Cambridge University's successful bid to be part of the new UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC), as a key partner with the Policy Studies Institute (PSI) in the Energy Systems and Modelling theme, with Professor Paul Ekins (PSI) heading the theme as one of the Co-Directors of the UKERC.

The Research Associate will possess special aptitudes, skills, and experience in energy-environment-economy (E3) or related modelling. Prior experience with FORTRAN is desirable but not essential. An active interest in environment policy will also be an advantage. The salary for the Research Associate is £19,460 to £29,127. This is a full-time post for two years.

The Research Assistant will possess special skills in administration, communication, bibliography, and use of office software. An active interest in environment policy will also be an advantage. The salary for the Research Assistant is £19,460 to £21,640. This is a full-time post for one year.

Candidates will be expected to show an ability to speak and write in lucid scientific English. Appointment will be within the advertised salary scales, and will be based on qualifications and experience. Both posts are available immediately and may be renewable subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability.

For an application form PD18, and further details of these posts and the 4CMR, please contact Dr Terry Barker (e-mail Terry.Barker@econ.cam.ac.uk).

Completed application forms and curricula vitae must be returned no later than 5 p.m. on 5 August, to Dr Terry Barker, Department of Land Economy, 19 Silver Street, Cambridge, CB3 9EP.


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