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Current vacancies in the Department

Undergraduate Administrator

Salary: £24,289-£27,318.

The role provides administrative support to the Director and Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies, Chair of the Undergraduate Teaching Committee, Chair of the Staff/Student Committee and Chairs of the two Examinations Boards in overseeing all aspects of the departmental undergraduate teaching and examining programmes. The role plays a crucial part in assuming front line responsibility for organisational matters relating to the Department of Geography and deals with approximately 36 academic staff and 320 undergraduates, in addition to external examiners and substitute teachers. The role also provides occasional support to, and cover for, the Department's Graduate Administrator.

We are looking for a flexible team player with excellent communications skills (both orally and written) and good organisation skills, being able to prioritise both their own workload and the tasks to be carried out by others over a full academic year cycle coupled with the ability to be proactive and take initiative when required. Previous administrative experience is essential, preferably in an educational environment, as is proven competence.

Experience in committee support, with the ability to draft agendas and papers, to minute formal meetings and manage resulting actions. Excellent IT skills , including MS Office (word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint) are essential and the successful candidate should be educated to A level standard or equivalent.

For more detailed information please see the Further Particulars link at the bottom of this page.

If you have any queries about this position please email recruitment@geog.cam.ac.uk.

Interview date: Thursday 15th May 2014.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button on the University's jobs site page. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

Please quote reference LC03117 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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.

University Lecturer in Human Geography

Salary: £37,756-£47,787.

As part of a major programme of new appointments at professorial and lectureship level, the Department of Geography wishes to appoint a University Lecturer in Human Geography from 1 September 2014, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The successful candidate will have research interests matching those pursued in the Department's Population, Health and Histories research group (http://www.geog.cam.ac.uk/research/phh/). They will hold a PhD in Geography or a cognate subject, will show evidence of high quality research publications, and will be an excellent communicator. They will be expected to teach at graduate and undergraduate levels (including participation in field courses and methods teaching), to examine, and to contribute, as appropriate, to the academic administration of the Department and the University.

For more information about this post, click on the 'Further information' link below. This is one of two University Lectureships in Human Geography currently being advertised - see also vacancy number LC02729.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button on the University's jobs site page. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please provide a curriculum vitae (with information on research interests, publications, research funding obtained, and relevant teaching and other experience) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. In the covering letter, applicants are encouraged to explain how they see their research and teaching interests contributing to the Department's existing activities. Full contact details of three referees are required. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please quote reference LC02728 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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.

University Lecturer in Human Geography

Salary: £37,756-£47,787.

As part of a major programme of new appointments at professorial and lectureship level, the Department of Geography wishes to appoint a University Lecturer in Human Geography from 1 September 2014, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The successful candidate will have research interests matching those pursued in the Department's Contested Political Economies research group (http://www.geog.cam.ac.uk/research/cpe/). They will hold a PhD in Geography or a cognate subject, will show evidence of high quality research publications, and will be an excellent communicator. They will be expected to teach at graduate and undergraduate levels (including participation in field courses and methods teaching), to examine, and to contribute, as appropriate, to the academic administration of the Department and the University.

Many Lecturers in the Department also hold College Fellowships. These are separate appointments, which are separately remunerated. This post is supported by the Trinity Scheme for Joint Lectureships, and the successful candidate will be expected to take up a Fellowship at Robinson College (www.robinson.cam.ac.uk).

For more information about this post, click on the 'Further information' link below. This is one of two University Lectureships in Human Geography currently being advertised - see also vacancy number LC02728.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button on the University's jobs site page. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please provide a curriculum vitae (with information on research interests, publications, research funding obtained, and relevant teaching and other experience) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. In the covering letter, applicants are encouraged to explain how they see their research and teaching interests contributing to the Department's existing activities. Full contact details of three referees are required. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please quote reference LC02729 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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.


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