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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 http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/hr/forms/pd18/, or may be obtained in hard copy from the advertising Department or Faculty.

University Offices

His Royal Highness Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal University Lectureship in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a University Lectureship in Islamic Studies. It is hoped that the successful candidate will take up the appointment on 1 April 2009 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will specialize in any aspect of Islam and Muslims in the UK and Europe, and will know Arabic well. Preference will be given to candidates who also have some expertise in Islamic Studies more generally.

The successful candidate will also be expected to act as Assistant Director of the newly established His Royal Highness Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Centre of Islamic Studies at the University. As Assistant Director, the successful candidate will work with the Director on advancing the research and outreach agendas of the Centre, assist in running Centre research projects, and in generating external funding for her/his research projects.

The successful candidate will be expected to have or to develop a world-class research profile commensurate with the standing of the Department and the Centre. Teaching responsibilities will include contributing to undergraduate courses, supervising final-year undergraduate projects, and supervising graduate students. The salary will be in the range of £36,532 to £46,278 a year.

Further particulars and an application form may be obtained from the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies website (http://www.ames.cam.ac.uk/general_info/jobs/). Applications should be sent to the Faculty Administrator, Mary Howe, no later than the closing date, including a completed application form, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and a brief statement of research and teaching interests, future research plans, and relevant administrative experience.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Yasir Suleiman (email ys310@cam.ac.uk).

The closing date for applications is 30 January 2009. Interviews will be held on 3 and 4 March 2009. When applying, please quote reference GU04352.

Clinical Lecturer in Metabolic Medicine in the School of Clinical Medicine

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to take up appointment as soon as possible after 31 January 2009. The person appointed will be of the standing required for an honorary contract of service with the NHS Executive Eastern Region as a Specialist Registrar and will be required to undertake research, clinical work, and teaching. Applicants are expected to hold a research qualification (normally a Ph.D. Degree). The post is approved for training in General Internal Medicine (GIM) including acute general medicine with metabolic medicine. Teaching will include acting as a Clinical Supervisor to a group of students. The appointment will be for four years with the possibility of reappointment for a further two years. The salary will be in the range £30,231 to £52,346 a year.

Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Professor T. M. Cox (tel. 01223 336864).

For an information pack, contact Ms L. Foster (email LMDF2@medschl.cam.ac.uk). The closing date for applications (twelve copies), together with a curriculum vitae and the names of three referees, is Friday, 23 January 2009.

When applying, please quote reference RA04509.

Senior Systems Developer for the Web (Computer Officer) in the Management Information Services Division

The Management Information Services Division web development team is responsible for the technical development and support of a number of large and high profile websites, applications, and services for the Unified Administrative Service (UAS) of the University.

An opportunity exists for a highly motivated and innovative individual with excellent technical skills to join the ten-strong web development team. The successful applicant will be expected to both manage and enhance the technical infrastructure, content management systems, and services as well as to develop new web-based applications in collaboration with offices throughout the UAS. The post requires working closely with both highly technical teams such as UNIX/Network support and with business stakeholders in offices as diverse as the Office of Communications and External Affairs and the Finance Division.

The applicant must be able to demonstrate exceptional skills in managing large and complex websites using Linux, Apache, MySQL, and Perl. The main content management solution is based on Perl/Mason with additional application development being in Java/Struts. The candidate must therefore also have strong Java, XHTML, CSS2, and XML skills. Experience of additional technologies such as Javascript, AJAX, and PHP would be a major advantage.

The post-holder must be highly motivated, have good communications skills, and be able to manage projects through their entire live cycle. An ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously to tight timescales is essential. The salary will be in the range of £36,532 to £46,278 a year.

Further information and a PD18 form may be obtained from Ann Aves, Management Information Services Division, 1st Floor North, Greenwich House, Madingley Rise, Cambridge, CB3 0TX (email ann.aves@admin.cam.ac.uk). A curriculum vitae, the PD18 form, particulars of current salary, and details of two work-related referees should be sent to Ann Aves by the closing date of 14 January 2009. Interviews will take place in the week commencing 19 January 2009.

When applying, please quote reference AF04500.

Other Posts

Temporary Lecturer in the Faculty of English

The Faculty wishes to appoint to a Temporary Lectureship from 1 October 2009. The post provides an opportunity for someone early on in their career to gain substantial teaching and research experience within the Faculty. The salary will be in the range of £36,532 to £46,278 a year. The limit of tenure is one year, to cover for Dr de Bolla who is in the final year of a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship.

The person appointed will be expected to provide at least 40 hours of University teaching a year (lectures and classes) and to engage in small-group teaching (supervisions) as appropriate. The post-holder will also be expected to examine in either Part I or Part II of the Tripos each year, and to undertake research and contribute to the Faculty's research profile. The person appointed may be asked to undertake the supervision of postgraduate students, and to participate in teaching-related administrative tasks.

Applications (seven copies) should be sent to the Secretary of the Appointments Committee, Faculty of English, 9 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DP. Applicants should ask their referees to send reports direct to the Appointments Committee by the closing date of 30 January 2009. Late applications and late references will not be considered.

Further particulars for this post and information about the Faculty can be found at http://www.english.cam.ac.uk/. Enquiries may be directed to the Secretary of the Appointments Committee at the address given above (tel. 01223 335074, fax 01223 335075, email va215@cam.ac.uk).

When applying, please quote reference GG04450.

Research and Teaching Associate in the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Applications are invited for a two-year Research and Teaching Associate in Japanese Studies with a focus on Science and Technology, for which funding has been generously provided by the GB Sasakawa Foundation. The post-holder will be attached to the Department of East Asian Studies, and office space will be provided by the Needham Research Institute, reflecting the dual nature of this appointment. The limit of tenure is to 1 September 2011.

Candidates must already have a Ph.D. Degree or equivalent, in hand, and an excellent command of written and spoken Japanese. Knowledge of Chinese or Korean would also be an advantage. There is no restriction as to field, although preference will be given to someone working on the modern period from the nineteenth century onwards. The Faculty welcome applications from historians and social scientists, from a broad range of disciplines. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in both undergraduate and graduate teaching.

Due to the limitations of external funding, the salary in Year 1 will be £27,183, progressing to £28,839. Any appointment will be subject, if applicable, to obtaining an appropriate work permit, visa, and residency permit, as required by the United Kingdom government. Reimbursement of removal expenses will not be made.

Applications in the form of a curriculum vitae, a two-page description of research interests, and names of two referees, should reach the Administrator, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 9DA, by 31 January 2009. Email applications will be accepted (email administrator@ames.cam.ac.uk).

When applying, please quote reference GU04486.


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Cambridge University Reporter 07 January 2009
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