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No 6208

Wednesday 15 December 2010

Vol cxli No 12

pp. 313–364

Vacancies, appointments, etc.

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 CHRIS/6) which can be downloaded from, or may be obtained in hard copy from the advertising Department or Faculty. A full list of current vacancies can be found at

Head of International Office (Principal Assistant Registrary), in the Academic Division

The University wishes to appoint an experienced administrator as Head of its International Office. The post is available immediately.

You will head an Office which acts as the central administrative support and ‘front office’ for the University’s international collaborations, and provides specialist advice to the University on international matters. Most particularly, it provides strategic advice and briefings to the Vice-Chancellor, the Pro-Vice-Chancellors, and other Senior Academic leaders on matters where the University seeks to assess University-level overseas collaborations and partnerships that will enhance the University’s educational and research activities. The Office also deals with University-wide strategic partnerships, implementation of agreed international strategies, co-ordination of overseas visits, engagement with national and international agencies, and works with Student Operations to support student exchange schemes and overseas student support.

You will be a graduate with substantial working experience in a complex organizational structure, preferably in a higher education institution or another organization which works in a global research-focused environment.

Further information may be obtained from or contact the Academic Secretary, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TT (tel. 01223 332261, email Applications consisting of a supporting statement, a curriculumvitae, and a completed CHRIS/6 form (parts 1, 2, and 3, including details of two referees) should be sent to the Academic Secretary by midday on Thursday, 27 January 2011. Informal enquiries may be directed to Graham Allen, Academic Secretary (

Two posts in the Laing O’Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering and Technology

The Laing O’Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering and Technology has recently been established as a result of a unique partnership between the University of Cambridge and Laing O’Rourke, the UK’s largest private construction company. This multi-disciplinary academic centre of excellence aims to advance the engineering profession, leverage innovative thinking, and provide a new vision for the shape of tomorrow’s construction industry.

The partnership will support a Professorship, two Lectureships, and a Director for a new two-year, part-time Master’s degree in Construction Engineering, to be based in the Department of Engineering and taught in collaboration with Judge Business School.

Applications are now invited from suitably qualified candidates for the following two posts, with the Professorship and second Lectureship to be filled at a later date.


It is hoped that the successful candidate will take up appointment by 1 April 2011 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The successful candidate will have, or be expected to develop, a record of world-class research commensurate with the international reputation and top-rank research rating of the Department of Engineering and Judge Business School. Teaching responsibilities will include contributing to the development and delivery of the new Master’s course as well as other undergraduate courses, supervising final-year projects and postgraduate students. It would be advantageous, although not a prerequisite, for candidates to have professional experience in the construction industry.

The appointment will be for a probationary period of five years and, subject to satisfactory performance, with appointment to the retiring age thereafter. The current pensionable scale of stipends is in the range of £36,715 to £46,510 a year.

Further information can be found at, and see below.


It is hoped the successful candidate will take up appointment as soon as possible.

The Course Director will be responsible for the planning, development, and delivery of all aspects of the degree course which will be offered from September 2011. The successful candidate will likely have extensive professional experience in the construction industry. It would be advantageous to have some experience in teaching and/or research. The Course Director may also have the opportunity to undertake research in addition to the primary responsibilities relating to the Master’s course.

This appointment will be for a period of five years in the first instance. The salary range for this post is £36,715–£46,510. The post-holder’s salary will rise by annual increments within this range and the post-holder may apply for additional contribution increments in accordance with the University’s Contribution Increments Scheme.

Further information can be found at

The closing date for both posts is Saturday, 22 January 2011, and applications should be sent or emailed to the Secretary of Department (Administration and HR), Department of Engineering, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1PZ (tel. +44 (0) 1223 332615/18, fax +44 (0) 1223 766364, email

Applications should include a completed form CHRIS 6 (parts 1 and 3), which is downloadable from, with the names of three referees and a curriculum vitae. In addition, please include a brief statement (no more than two A4 pages) of professional, teaching, and/or research experience, plus, in the case of the Lectureship, future research plans. Where applicable, please add a separate list of publications.

Informal enquiries for both posts may be made to Professor Robert Mair (

Quote reference: NA07538. Interview date(s): February 2011.

Election, appointments, and grants of title

The following election, appointments, and grants of title have been made:


The Electors to the Professorship of Geography (1931) have elected Professor Ash Amin, B.A., Ph.D., Reading, FBA, Professor of Geography and Executive Director, Institute of Advanced Study, Durham University, into the said Professorship with effect from 1 August 2011.


University Lecturer

Law. Dr Alicia Hinarejos Parga, B.A., Valencia, B.A., UNED, Spain, M.Phil., Valencia, M.Jur., M.Phil., D.Phil., Oxford, appointed from 1 January 2011 until the retiring age and subject to a probationary period of five years.

Deputy Head of Department

Biochemistry. Professor George Peacock Copland Salmond, W, appointed from 1 October 2010 to 30 September 2013.

Grants of Title

Affiliated Lecturers

Clinical Medicine. Mr Richard Wakeford, HH, has been granted the title of Affiliated Lecturer from 1 March 2010 for two years.

Judge Business School. Dr Jack Lang, EM, has been granted the title of Affiliated Lecturer from 1 November 2010 for two years.

Philosophy. Mr Tim Button, JN, has been granted the title of Affiliated Lecturer from 1 October 2010 for one year. Dr Sophia Connell has been granted the title of Affiliated Lecturer from 1 October 2010 for a further year. Ms Helen Shelbourne has been granted the title of Affiliated Lecturer from 1 September 2010 for a further two years.