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Current vacancies in the Department

Accounts Office Manager

Salary: £29,176-£34,804.

The Department of Geography wishes to appoint an Accounts Office Manager from 1 May 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The role-holder, in consultation with the Department Administrator, assumes responsibility for the day-to-day management of the Department's Accounts Office. This involves management of all non-research grant accounts, including Chest funds, Trust Funds, UEF, donation and trading accounts, in accordance with University financial regulations, and overseeing the processing of account transactions on CUFS. The post-holder provides reports on accounts and guidance and advice to budget holders and others inside and outside the Department.

The post-holder also provides support to the Department's Research Administrator in the application for and management of research grant funds and serves as the Department's Insurance Officer. Overall, the role has a wide range of responsibilities, requiring proactive working, independent decision making and problem solving, coupled with planning, prioritising and managing their own workload and that of the Accounts Office team.

For further information on this post, click on the 'Further Information' link below.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Interviews for shortlisted applicants are expected to take place in Cambridge on the afternoon of 12 March 2020.

Please quote reference LC22083 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Cambridge ERC IMAGINE PhD Studentship 2020

Cross-border indigenous identities and active volcanism in Chile and Argentina

The University of Cambridge ERC project, IMAGINE: Geographical imaginations and the (geo)politics of volcanic risk: cultures, knowledges, actions, based in the Department of Geography, is pleased to offer an interdisciplinary studentship available for admission in October 2020.

The studentship is fully funded for UK and EU students for 3 years. Applicants should have a Master's degree in a relevant subject before the programme starts. The student will be supervised by Dr Amy Donovan.

The student will acquire a unique set of skills that will equip them for high-profile careers as leading social scientists, in academia or in other government, industrial, commercial and third sector organisations, either in the UK or elsewhere.

All Cambridge ERC studentship applicants follow the University's standard admission process. Applications for this studentship should be made to the Department of Geography. Please go to our Graduate Admissions Portal to start your application and ensure you indicate that you wish to be considered for funding in the Funding section of the online application form. NB: The full title of the studentship must be stated in your application

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Please quote reference LC21626 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Research Associate x 2 (Fixed Term)

Salary: £32,816-£40,322.

Applications are invited for two postdoctoral research associates in Urban Ecologies: governing nonhuman life in global cities, funded by an European Research Council (ERC) Horizon 2020 Starting Grant. This interdisciplinary project examines how the urban is governed by regulating nonhuman life. It draws on ethnographic and ecological modes of inquiry to develop more-than-human approaches to urban infrastructure, metabolism, biopolitics and everyday life in the city.

The project is comparative, with an empirical focus on metropolitan ecologies in India (New Delhi, Guwahati) and the UK (London). We are seeking to recruit two Postdoctoral Research Associates. One will primarily focus on urban natures, and the other will examine questions of urban metabolism and health.

The researchers will be based at the University of Cambridge and will conduct ethnographic and ecological fieldwork in London, besides contributing to understandings of urban ecological controversies. Candidates will be encouraged to develop their own projects within this wider framework.

Eligible candidates must have a PhD in the social sciences (human geography, anthropology, sociology or a cognate field), architecture, environmental/ecological sciences or relevant discipline. Those with an interest in posthumanism and more-than-human geographies of heath and metabolism, are especially encouraged to apply.

The post will be supervised by Dr Maan Barua and will be based in the Vital Geographies and Infrastructural Geographies Research Groups at the Department of Geography, University of Cambridge.

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

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

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Please quote reference LC21369 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

University Lecturer in Physical Geography

Salary: £41,526-£52,559.

The Department of Geography wishes to appoint a University Lecturer with strong interests in environmental research and teaching. The post is available from 1 September 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Physical Geography / Environmental Science or a cognate discipline. They will have a record, appropriate for their career stage, of high-quality research publications and experience of winning research grants, particularly addressing multi-scalar environmental issues of concern to society.

Candidates should regard themselves as either being, or having the strong potential to be, enthusiastic and effective educators, willing and able to teach introductory and integrative courses to first and second year undergraduates, as well as more specialist material to final year undergraduate and Masters level students. They will recruit and supervise graduate students and contribute, as appropriate, to the academic administration of the Department and the University.

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

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

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 application. In the covering letter, applicants are encouraged to explain how they match the person specification provided. We require full contact details of three referees, at least two of whom we may contact if you are shortlisted for interview. 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 applicants are expected to take place in Cambridge on 25 March 2020.

Please quote reference LC21691 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.


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