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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 Lecturers

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 £31,525 to £39,935 a year.

University Lectureship in Development Studies

Applications are invited for a new post of University Lecturer in Development Studies to be established in the Centre of International Studies, and assigned specifically to the Development Studies Committee. The post is in the Sociology and Politics of Development, and will be tenable from 1 October 2006. The post-holder's main responsibilities will be to co-ordinate and teach Paper 3, 'Sociology and Politics of Development', for the M.Phil. in Development Studies. The person appointed will also be expected to participate in the administration of the M.Phil. Preference will be given to candidates who research in the area of Islam, the Middle East, and the linkages between Islam in developing and high-income countries. It will also be an advantage if they are able to offer an optional paper in the area of 'Global Politics, Islam, and the Middle East'.

Further information about the post may be obtained from the Secretary, Development Studies Committee, 17 Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1RX (tel. 01223 337158, e-mail devstudies-adm@lists.cam.ac.uk). Information about the Development Studies Committee and the M.Phil. in Development Studies is available at http://www.devstudies.cam.ac.uk/. Applications, including a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a list of publications, and a completed PD18 form containing the details of two referees, should be sent to the Development Studies Committee to arrive by 10 a.m. on 9 August 2006. Applications by e-mail attachment are not acceptable.

University Lectureship in Latin-American Literature and Culture in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Applications are invited for the post of University Lecturer in Latin-American Literature and Culture. Preference will be given to candidates who, in addition to an ability to teach Spanish American literary topics, have expertise in Brazilian Studies, Latin American History, or Visual Culture. The successful candidate will be expected to take up appointment on 1 January 2007 or as soon as possible thereafter. The principal duties of the post are contributing to the teaching of existing courses covering Latin-American Literature and Culture, involvement in the development of new courses, and a contribution to departmental language teaching in Spanish. The successful candidate will be expected to have a Ph.D. Degree, to show outstanding achievement and potential in research and publication in the field, and to have a native or excellent non-native command of Spanish and English.

Further particulars may be viewed at http://www.mml.cam.ac.uk/spanish/news/, or obtained from the Secretary of the Appointments Committee, Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 9DA (e-mail amjm2@cam.ac.uk). Applications (twelve copies), including a detailed curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a one-page statement of research interests and future plans, and a completed PD18 form giving the names and e-mail addresses of three referees, should be sent so as to reach the Secretary of the Appointments Committee, at the above address, by the closing date of 31 August 2006. Candidates are requested to ask their referees to write directly to the Secretary by the same date.

Candidates may also be invited to submit recent examples of their work for consideration by the Committee or, in the case of work which has been published, to draw the Committee's attention to items of special relevance to their application. They will also be asked to give a short presentation prior to interview. Presentations and interviews will take place on 27 September. Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Steven Boldy, Head of Department (e-mail srb1000@cam.ac.uk).

University Lectureship (Non-Clinical) in General Practice in the School of Clinical Medicine

An outstanding social scientist is invited to join the 5* General Practice and Primary Care Research Unit. The post-holder will lead a programme of research that complements and extends the Unit's programme on the prevention of chronic diseases and their consequences. He/she will also be expected to make a leadership contribution to the social science teaching strand for medical students and to supervise Master's and Ph.D. students.

Prospective candidates are welcome to contact Professor Ann Louise Kinmonth or Professor Stephen Sutton via Mrs Jan Date (admin) (tel. 01223 330361, e-mail jd236@medschl.cam.ac.uk). For an information pack, please contact Ms L. Miles (tel. 01223 336734, e-mail lam69@medschl.cam.ac.uk). The closing date for applications (ten copies), together with a curriculum vitae and the names of three referees, is 8 September 2006.

Other University Office

Administrative Officer, Grade I, in the Academic Division of the University Offices (Faculty of Architecture and History of Art)

Applications are invited for the post of Administrative Officer, Grade I, with duties in the Faculty of Architecture and History of Art. As part of the senior management team, the post-holder will help to shape and implement policies concerned with effective resource management and oversee the administrative support of the Faculty. Candidates should be educated to degree level and have previous relevant experience in a senior administrative post, including proven ability in managing resources and staff, preferably gained in a higher education establishment.

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 I, is currently £27,929 to £33,646 a year.

Further information is available at http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/academic/jobs/, or contact the Academic Secretary, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TT (tel. 01223 332261, e-mail jsm41@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 31 July 2006.

Other Posts

Temporary Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowship in Hindi Studies

The Faculty of Oriental Studies wishes to appoint a Temporary Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow in Hindi Studies. Applications are invited from candidates with knowledge of Hindi equivalent to that of a native speaker, and with a good command of English. The successful candidate will have completed, or be about to complete, a Ph.D. Degree in a relevant subject. (S)he will be asked to teach undergraduate language and literature courses in Hindi at beginners, intermediate, and advanced level. The post will involve on average seven hours' teaching a week during term time. Previous teaching experience in Hindi is essential.

The salary will be £25,633 (point 42 on the single spine, overall grade 7). Appointment will be for a fixed term of one year, from 1 October 2006 until 30 September 2007.

Further details and application forms are available from the Secretary at the address below, and can also be found on the Faculty's website at http://www.oriental.cam.ac.uk/. Applications, including a completed PD18 application form, a curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of two referees, should be sent to Mrs Jane Fisher-Hunt, Secretary to the Selection Committee, Faculty of Oriental Studies, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 9DA (tel. 01223 335107, e-mail fjf24@cam.ac.uk), so as to reach her by noon on 21 July 2006. References must reach the Faculty by the same date. Interviews will be held between 24 July and 3 August: it would be very helpful if candidates could indicate their availability during this period.

Financial Manager of the University Gas Turbine Partnership (UGTP) (Department of Engineering)

A Financial Manager/Research Administrator is required for the University Gas Turbine Partnership (UGTP). Duties will include financial management of the UGTP, co-ordination of major grant applications for staff members, financial planning, audit control, and research administrative support, including maintenance of a computer information system.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level or equivalent with relevant financial experience, and should have either a post-graduate accountancy qualification or at least five years' experience of working in an appropriate financial environment. Appointment will be for a fixed term of five years in the first instance. The salary will be in the range £23,182 to £30,002 a year.

Further particulars and an application form are available from http://www.eng.cam.ac.uk/admin/jobs.shtml, or from the Head of Department's Office (Personnel), Department of Engineering, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1PZ (tel. 01223 332615, e-mail hod-personnel@eng.cam.ac.uk). Applications consisting of a supporting statement, a curriculum vitae, and a completed PD18 form (parts I and III) including details of two referees (who may be consulted before interview) should be sent to the Head of Department's Office (Personnel) by 28 July 2006. Informal enquiries may be made to Professor A. P. Dowling (tel. 01223 332629, e-mail apd1@cam.ac.uk).

Design and Project Office Manager (part-time) in the Department of Engineering

A manager is required for the Department of Engineering's Design and Project Office (DPO) which is one of the largest laboratories in the Department supporting the teaching of drawing and design in all four years of the Engineering Tripos. The successful candidate will timetable undergraduate teaching/project space and equipment as determined by the Teaching Office, accurately record attendance, course marks, lateness, and absenteeism, cost and procure drawing instruments and project components, and keep financial records. The post-holder will also contribute to the delivery and development of the undergraduate drawing course.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level or equivalent with a relevant approved period of practical experience in a laboratory environment or an engineering company, and have a sound understanding of technical drawing, including computer-aided design. The post is part-time (three days a week in Full Term and two days a week during the vacations). Appointment will be for a fixed term of three years in the first instance. The salary will be in the range £20,235 to £22,774 a year (pro rata).

Further particulars and an application form are available from http://www.eng.cam.ac.uk/admin/jobs.shtml or from the Head of Department's Office (Personnel), Department of Engineering, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1PZ (tel. 01223 332615, e-mail hod-personnel@eng.cam.ac.uk). Applications consisting of a supporting statement, a curriculum vitae, and a completed PD18 form (parts I and III) including details of two referees (who may be consulted before interview) should be sent to the Head of Department's Office (Personnel) by 28 July 2006. Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Richard Prager (tel. 01223 332625, e-mail rwp@eng.cam.ac.uk).


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Cambridge University Reporter 19 July 2006
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