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Current vacancies in the Department

Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

Salary: £24,775-£28,695.

The Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure, Department of Geography is seeking to appoint a post-doctoral Research Assistant to work with Prof. Bob Bennett, Principal Investigator for a new research project, "Drivers of Entrepreneurship and small business", mainly covering 1851-1911 with some extension to modern data.

Applications are invited from individuals who have some experience of and interest in manipulating, standardising and encoding information extracted from large datasets, have some prior knowledge of historical records or other typically inconsistent datasets, and ideally also have experience of small business, individual or household data sets. An interest in historic census data and Victorian Britain would be an advantage.

Applicants must have received a first or Masters degree using data analysis or statistics in any social or applied science preferably with experience of large databases and manipulation of data; an ability to think algorithmically would be an advantage. We are seeking logical, methodically-minded applicants with potential who can work closely with others but who also follow their own initiative.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof. Bob Bennett at rjb7@cam.ac.uk or to Gill Newton who will be overseeing the data management of the project ghn22@cam.ac.uk

This project is funded by the ESRC in the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure, and based at the Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, with co-applicants based at the Departments of History at Cambridge and at University of Essex.

Interviews for short-listed applicants are expected to take place between 10-11 September. A test of required skills may take place with the interview.

Appointment of the successful candidate will begin 1 November 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 24 months in the first instance.

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 ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. 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 LC06419 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.

Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Salary: £28,695-£37,394.

The Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure, Department of Geography is seeking to appoint two post-doctoral Research Associates to work with Prof. Bob Bennett, Principal Investigator for a new research project, "Drivers of Entrepreneurship and small business", mainly covering 1851-1911 with some extension to modern data.

Applications are invited from individuals who have expertise in the preparation and analysis of large data sets and ideally also with experience of research in small business, individual or household analysis, or statistical methods. This role involves substantial 'data wrangling' and an ability to think logically and consistently when working with messy, textual as well as numeric data variables is important. The experience of working with historic census data is highly desirable and an interest in historical and Victorian Britain would be an advantage.

Applicants must have received a PhD with strong aspects of quantitative analysis in business studies, economic history, statistics or a related subject. This project will provide outstanding potential for understanding business development over 1851-1911 and the relationships to modern entrepreneurship patterns. We are seeking applicants with a matching outstanding research potential who can work closely with others but who also follow their own initiative.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof. Bob Bennett at rjb7@cam.ac.uk or to Gill Newton who will be overseeing the data management of the project ghn22@cam.ac.uk

This project is funded by the ESRC in the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure, and based at the Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, with co-applicants based at the Departments of History at Cambridge and at University of Essex.

Interviews for short-listed applicants are expected to take place between 10-11 September.

Appointment of the successful candidate will begin 1 November 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 36 months in the first instance.

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 ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. 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 LC06418 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.

Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Salary: £28,695-£37,394.

The Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure, Department of Geography, is seeking to appoint a post-doctoral Research Associate to work with Prof. Bob Bennett, Principal Investigator for a new research project, "Drivers of Entrepreneurship and small business", mainly covering 1851-1911 with some extension to modern data.

Applications are invited from individuals who have expertise in the advanced statistical analysis of large datasets, have previously worked with historical records or other typically inconsistent datasets, and ideally also have experience of research on small business. The experience of working with historic census data is desirable and an interest in historical and Victorian Britain would be an advantage. Applicants must have received a PhD in business studies, economics, statistics, quantitative economic history, or a related subject. This project will provide outstanding potential for understanding business development over 1851-1911 and the relationships to modern entrepreneurship patterns. We are seeking applicants with a matching outstanding research potential who can work closely with others but who also follow their own initiative.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof. Bob Bennett at rjb7@cam.ac.uk or to Gill Newton who will be overseeing the data management of the project ghn22@cam.ac.uk

This project is funded by the ESRC in the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure, and based at the Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, with co-applicants based at the Departments of History at Cambridge and at University of Essex.

Interviews for short-listed applicants are expected to take place between 10-11 September.

Appointment of the successful candidate will begin 1 November 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 36 months in the first instance.

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 ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. 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 LC06417 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.

Unestablished Lecturer (Fixed Term)

Salary: £38,511-£48,743.

The Department of Geography wishes to appoint a suitably qualified scholar to a fixed-term University Lectureship in Human Geography. This is a fixed-term appointment, available from 1 October 2015 to 30 June 2017.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Geography or a cognate subject, and will have broad interests in the area of development studies, with particular emphasis in urban, environmental, social and/or post-colonial geographies. They will show evidence of high quality research publications, and will be an excellent communicator, with previous experience of lecturing and small group teaching. 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.

The successful candidate will be considered for, and encouraged to accept, a Bye-Fellowship at Fitzwilliam College and the role of Special Supervisor at Newnham College for a period coterminous with that of the University appointment. College duties, separately remunerated, will include up to four hours per week of supervision (small group teaching), and may also include a shared role in directing studies for Geography students at these colleges.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 June 2017 in the first instance.

For more information about this post, click on the 'Further information' link below.

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.

Interviews for shortlisted candidates are expected to take place on Monday 17 August 2015.

Please quote reference LC06386 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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