The Forbes College Lectureship in Economics: Further Particulars Newnham College in the University of Cambridge seeks to appoint a College Lecturer in Economics tenable from no later than 1st October 2009 for two years to cover for a Lecturer on leave. This appointment is made possible by a generous donation from Jessie and Colin Forbes. Applications are encouraged from candidates who specialise in any field of economics but candidates must be able to teach either the core papers in microeconomics or in macroeconomics of the Cambridge Economics undergraduate course. The salary will be fixed at a point in the range between £28,839 - £29,705 according to experience. The post will be fully pensionable. The duties of the Lecturer shall be as follows: 1. To Direct Studies for students in Economics in the College. The duties of a Director of Studies are: to make full teaching arrangements for all students under his/her direction, including the appointment of supervisors; to monitor and ensure the quality of teaching received by the students; to communicate and meet with all students at regular intervals to discuss their studies; to pass on to students all relevant course information received from the Faculty of Economics; to organize, oversee, and conduct undergraduate admissions interviews; to provide feedback to the schools of interviewed candidates; to ensure all students are entered for the appropriate University Examinations; to report annually to the Governing Body on the progress of students; to assist the Principle in the initial selection of Research Fellows in the area of Economics, and the Graduate Tutors in the admission of postgraduate students; to entertain undergraduate and postgraduate students in Economics on a termly basis. 2. To organize and teach twelve hours per week (180 contact hours per year, excluding required preparation and marking) of supervisions (small-group teaching) or classes to undergraduate students in Economics within the College, in accordance with the requirements for the University Economics undergraduate course (called the Tripos). The successful candidate will be expected to teach first, second and third year Tripos papers in the areas of microeconomics and macroeconomics. Any hours taught in excess of 180 per year will be paid at 25% above the intercollegiate supervision rate standard supervision rate, and hours supervised for other colleges in the University (on an exchange basis) will count towards the required stint. (For further information about the University Economics Tripos, see www.econ.cam.ac.uk). 3. To undertake research of international standing within the area of the Lecturer’s specialism and to present and publish the results of that research at intervals consistent with the requirements of UK Research Assessments. The successful candidate is encouraged to participate actively in research activities in the Faculty of Economics. 4. To field admissions enquiries related to Economics throughout the academic year; to conduct and attend Open Days both for prospective Economics candidates and for schoolteachers; and to produce and update admissions information for candidates and schools. 5. To ensure that the College Library is well stocked with all of the texts, including selected secondary works, which are essential for students of all levels satisfactorily to complete their studies; to advise the Librarian on books required to maintain the Library’s collection in Economics. 6. To liaise regularly with other Economics Fellows in College, on the organization and progress of teaching and research. 7. To undertake College administrative duties as required by the Senior Tutor (including attending College meetings, chairing committees, etc.) 8. To attend, if invited, Director of Studies meetings of the Faculty of Economics; to maintain good relations with the Faculty; and to keep up to date with changes in Faculty courses and policy. 9. To give, if invited by the Faculty, lectures in the University, with additional remuneration at the appropriate rate or an agreed trade off for supervision duties with the Senior Tutor. Normally, this is likely to be only a few lectures per year. 10. To foster and promote at all times excellence in teaching and research and in the study environment for Economics students and staff in the College. A College Lecturer at Newnham is entitled to seven free meals each week and to a study or office in College, free of charge, and to the College’s standard “IT package” which is provided for the purposes of research teaching and administration. The College has established a Shared Equity House Purchase Scheme to assist College Lecturers and certain other Senior Members in the purchase of a property for their own residential use in the Cambridge area. In accordance with the College Statutes made under the Oxford and Cambridge Act 1923, College Lecturers, if women, are elected into a Fellowship in Category A (Official Fellowship) of the College. This is a Fixed Term appointment. The purpose of the post is to provide cover for a Lecturer’s leave and to provide an opportunity for an economist at an early postdoctoral career stage to develop their teaching and research, and to undertake appropriate professional development, including attending training courses provided by the University, participating in the Cambridge Programme in Higher Education Practice and following a “pathway” to be agreed with the Senior Tutor. Applications and Selection Procedure Candidates should apply in writing to The Principal, Dame Patricia Hodgson, Newnham College, Cambridge CB3 9DF, providing a copy of their Curriculum Vitae, the names and e-mail addresses of three referees acquainted with the candidate’s teaching and research, and a copy of a recently published article or portion of a book or thesis (not to exceed 7,000 words), by 24 June 2009. The referees should be asked by the candidate to write to the Principal by the same date. At the interview, shortlisted candidates will be asked to give a short (10 minute) presentation on an area of their research. Candidates are asked to indicate whether there are periods over the summer during which they will not be available for interview.
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