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Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Finance

University of Bath

University of Bath – School of Management

Location: Bath
Salary: Starting from £38,511, rising to £45,954
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 24th October 2014
Closes: 30th October 2014
Job Ref: CC2777

Interview Date: To be confirmed

The University of Bath is situated on a modern campus surrounded by attractive countryside overlooking the centre of Bath, a UNESCO-designated World Heritage City, famous for its Georgian architecture, and its annual literature and music festivals. Bath is located 100 miles west of London and is easily accessible by air, road and rail.

The Accounting and Finance Group, located within the School of Management, has a strong focus on research excellence and the successful candidates will be expected to actively participate in and contribute to the strategic research and teaching objectives of the Group. Research interests of the group includes links with accounting and financial management, asset pricing, behavioural finance, corporate governance, market microstructure and computational finance, pension fund behavior and performance measurement. The Group’s teaching portfolio includes a number of specialist masters’ degrees, and an undergraduate program in accounting and finance. In addition, the Group teaches on the School’s more general management programs. The School of Management was ranked fifth (out of 90 universities) in the UK for research excellence in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise, and is highly ranked in league tables of places to study accounting and finance in the UK. The School has an active group of researchers investigating public, not-for-profit, and private sector financial and management issues.

Applicants for the position should possess or be near completion of a PhD in Finance or a related discipline, with a clearly identified publications strategy, and be able to identify a forward looking research agenda.

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Senior Teaching Fellow/Reader in Biomedical Professional Education

University of Bristol

University of Bristol – Centre for Comparative and Clinical Anatomy

Location: Bristol
Salary: £48,743 to £54,841
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 24th October 2014
Closes: 16th November 2014
Job Ref: ACAD101090

The Centre for Comparative and Clinical Anatomy (CCCA) is looking to appoint a Deputy Director of Centre to work with the Director of Centre in providing leadership and management and educational direction. The post holder will act as the Director of Teaching for CCCA.

The post-holder must have experience of leadership and management, an excellent knowledge of current teaching methods and a proven track record of developing innovative teaching methods and/ or pedagogical research. An interest in anatomy teaching methodologies (e.g. the application of computer-based teaching, virtual microscopy or biomedical simulation) and participation in the design of courses is an important part of the role.

The post holder must have the ability to teach clinically-relevant topics in the Professional (Medical, Veterinary, Dentistry) programmes. Experience in teaching-related administration for matters such as curriculum content and quality assurance and the ability to take on responsibility for maintaining/enhancing teaching quality and teaching innovation is essential.

For informal enquiries contact Dr Cathy Fuller by email at c.j.fuller@bris.ac.uk or 0117 3317678.

The University of Bristol is committed to equality and we value the diversity of our staff and students.

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Senior Software Developer- Middleware (Linux & HPC)

Plymouth University

Plymouth University – University of Plymouth Enterprise Limited (UoPEL)

Location: Plymouth
Salary: £32,277 to £37,394
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 24th October 2014
Closes: 20th November 2014
Job Ref: A3992

We have an exciting project with a goal to develop an Ocean Monitoring and Forecasting centre in the United Arab Emirates based on the latest technology in ocean modelling. Do you have experience as a senior software developer, with specialist knowledge of programming on Linux-based High Performance Computing clusters?  If so, we have an opportunity for you to work with University of Plymouth Enterprise Limited (UoPEL) to develop and maintain software on the HPC cluster forming part of the UAEOcean project funded by the government of the United Arab Emirates.  Other aspects of the project include the development, validation and delivery of a set of numerical oceanographic and wave models, post-processing tools, computer middleware, end-user applications and extensive training of UAE staff. The post is initially for 3 years with the potential to extend.

You will be responsible for the advice, development and delivery of a comprehensive, customer focused, integrated, cost effective and progressive software applications (Linux/ HPC) for the new Ocean Forecasting Centre in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) and contribute to the on-the-job training of customer staff as well the wider University agenda. The role involves travel both in the UK and overseas as well as working visits to the Ocean Forecasting Centre in the United Arab Emirates lasting 3 to 6 months each.

Assertion of a clear, structured coding style and a professional approach to code documentation and source code maintenance will be essential.

For an informal discussion, please contact Professor Georgy Shapiro, on 01752 584721 or email gshapiro@plymouth.ac.uk,

Clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service will be required for this position.

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Career Mentoring Co-ordinator

University of Exeter

University of Exeter – Employability and Graduate Development

Location: Exeter
Salary: £19,632 to £22,685
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 24th October 2014
Closes: 9th November 2014
Job Ref: P41169
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Fixed term post – 2 years

As part of the vibrant Employment Services team, the Career Mentoring Co-ordinator will be responsible for developing our Career Mentor Scheme and eXepert Scheme which offer our students guidance, insight and employability support in their chosen future profession.

The role will support the full cycle of the schemes.  You will be responsible for recruiting mentors and mentees, promoting the schemes to employers, alumni and students, administering the matching process and supporting the mentoring relationships.  You will organise and manage events designed to support mentees and mentors through the process. You will also provide regular progress reports and adapt plans to accommodate response rates accordingly.

In order to meet our students career development needs the post holder will be required to liaise and network with a wide range of stakeholders including employers, business professionals, University colleagues and alumni. As an effective communicator with excellent time management skills you will be expected to maintain the high standards and have the drive and commitment to continue to grow and develop the mentoring schemes. This role provides an exciting opportunity to support our students utilising your excellent planning and organising skills.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer which is ‘Positive about Disabled People’. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

To view the Job Description and Person Specification document please ‘Apply’.

The closing date for completed applications is Sunday 9th November 2014. Interviews will be held on 20th November 2014.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer which is ‘Positive About Disabled People’: if you have a disability, you should mention this in your application. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

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Projects Officer

The University of Bath, School of Management is ranked among the top UK business schools, with a renowned reputation for business education and international research.

We wish to appoint a BBA Final Year Project Officer (0.55 fte, 2.75 days a week).

The post holder will form part of the School of Management’s Placements Team, taking responsibility for the BSc Business Administration (BBA) Final Year Projects scheme, ensuring that services are efficient, effective and adapt to changing circumstances.  The team work together under the guidance of a Head of Placements, Projects and International Development and daily line management from the Placements Operations Manager.

The BBA degree incorporates two six-month periods of practical experience, thanks to which they enjoy an excellent reputation amongst graduate employers who are closely involved with the School in offering placements, projects, guest lectures, prizes and other forms of partnership.  The first placement commences in July of Year 2, and the second placement commences in February of Year 3.  These organisational links are co-ordinated by a well-resourced Projects and Placements Office which provides a high degree of support for both students and employing organisations. 

During the final year of this four-year degree course all students have to carry out a team project on behalf of client organisations.  The project work, which is paid for by the participating organisations, starts in late September with the research carried out by a team of five or six students over a seven-month period alongside the students’ other final-year studies.  A final report is then submitted to the School (and the client company) and a presentation given by the student team to academic assessors.  The scheme includes the opportunity to have an international research project carried out by students based in mainland Europe, America, Canada, Asia and Australia.

This is a busy and varied role involving daily communication with academic staff, students and current/potential project providers, so the post holder will need to have excellent organisational skills, demonstrate a good use of initiative and have the ability to multi-task and prioritise.  

Initiative, flexibility, a conscientious approach, the ability to learn quickly and to form effective working relationships in the School are also key pre-requisites of the post.  Familiarity with the higher education sector or an empathy with the general character and mission of a University Management school is desirable.

Informal enquiries about the post may be made to Ben Smith, Placements Operations Manager, School of Management, University of Bath,  tel: 01225 386295.  However please ensure that you submit your application through the University of Bath website.

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Research Fellow / Research Associate

University of Bath

University of Bath – Architecture & Civil Engineering

Location: Bath
Salary: £31,342 to £45,954
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 24th October 2014
Closes: 6th November 2014
Job Ref: BK2771

The BRE Centre for Innovative Construction Materials, based in the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering at the University of Bath, wishes to appoint a full-time Research Fellow / Research Associate to work on an EPSRC funded research project titled ‘Knitting Bespoke Reinforcement for New Concrete Structures’ (EP/M01696X/1) led by Dr John Orr.

The Research Fellow / Research Associate position will support this new research project, which is investigating how we can reinforce concrete structures with complex optimised geometries to provide a durable and resilient infrastructure.

The project looks to completely replace internal steel reinforcement with a knitted composite reinforcement cage made from carbon fibre tows. By fabricating this in exactly the right geometry, the project will allow designers to put exactly the right strength exactly where it is needed. This will be transformative for concrete construction, and will greatly simplify the reinforcing of complex shapes.

The Research Fellow / Research Associate will be responsible for:

  1. Demonstrating that CFRP can be woven into geometrically appropriate ‘cages’ for the reinforcement of concrete beams;
  2. Developing an outline manufacturing process, supported by prototypes and incorporating novel control systems that can produce the internal reinforcement cages for simply supported concrete beams;
  3. Methodologies for the design of the internal reinforcement to account for flexural and shear capacity along with the influence of concrete confinement in three-dimensional design;
  4. Complete testing and verification of the new system in the laboratory;
  5. Contributing to impact activities and research publications.

The successful candidate will have a background in structural or civil engineering. You will have significant experience in concrete design, the use of fibre reinforced polymers, control systems, and computational modelling. You will ideally have completed experimental laboratory work, from rig design through to testing and validation.

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Research Fellow Job Description
Grade 8 Starting from £38,351 to £45,954

Research Associate Job Description
Grade 7 Starting from £31,342 to £37,394

Terms & Conditions

This is a fixed term of up to 24 months.
 

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PTHP Lecturer – Musical Theatre

University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth – Faculty of Creative & Cultural Industries; School of Media & Performing Arts

Location: Portsmouth
Salary: £43.19 to £47.18 per hour
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 24th October 2014
Closes: 7th November 2014
Job Ref: 10013207

Part Time Hourly Paid Lecturer – Musical Theatre (Dance)
Employment type: Fixed term (from 05/01/2015 until 30/06/2015) 
Employment basis:  Part-time (maximum 12 hours a week)    

We wish to appoint an hourly paid part-time lecturer for fixed-term delivery in January 2015, to teach on the Musical Theatre degree in the School of Media and Performing Arts. As well as general subject knowledge of performance you will need to have specialist knowledge in one or more of the following areas: 

Musical theatre, dance and movement practices; choreography across a range of idioms and styles used in musical theatre; active researcher combining studio-based teaching with contextual seminars in dance history. 

Successful applicants will be expected, as a member of the teaching team, to help in the delivery of units within the relevant subject areas, and this may include marking and verification of assessments where appropriate. Applicants should have a relevant degree, be able to motivate students and work as part of a team. 

For further information about these roles please contact the Musical Theatre Course Leader Ben Macpherson at ben.macpherson@port.ac.uk  

To find out more about the University of Portsmouth and this role, visit www.port.ac.uk/vacancies/sessionallecturers and apply on-line.  Alternatively telephone 023 9284 3421.  Please quote the reference number on all communications.  

All applications for this position will be processed and conducted in compliance with UK legislation relevant at that time. 

For detailed information about the vacancy, please select this link: 10013207 – PTHP Lecturer – Musical Theatre.doc  

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Lecturer in Geography

Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University – School of Human and Life Sciences

Location: Canterbury
Salary: £31,342 to £33,242
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 24th October 2014
Closes: 6th November 2014
Job Ref: SAS0560
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Background

The Section of Geography, Events, Leisure and Tourism is located within the School of Human and Life Sciences, which was launched on 1st August 2014 from a merger of the Department of Sport Science, Tourism and Leisure and the Department of Geographical and Life Sciences. The section includes extensive geography resources and a committed staff engaged in learning and teaching and research.

The Role

Applications are invited for the position of Lecturer in Geography (fixed term for one year).

The successful candidate will have a broad knowledge of geography and ability to teach across the subject, but with experience relevant to the teaching of sustainable development, environmental planning, policy and management. You should be willing to teach these themes across a wide range of students from Level 4 to Level 6.

You may also be asked to contribute to postgraduate teaching as appropriate.

Requirements

Applicants should possess a PhD (or equivalent qualification) in geography or a closely related area, and have teaching and/or research experience in higher education.

Additional Information

This post is fixed term for 1 year until 31 December 2015 (maternity cover)

Informal enquiries to Dr Marion Stuart-Hoyle, Director of Geography, Events, Leisure and Tourism: marion.stuart-hoyle@canterbury.ac.uk

Prior consideration will be given to applicants in the University’s redeployment pool.

Interview date: Tuesday 25 November 2014.

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Research Fellow

University of Southampton

University of Southampton – School of Physics and Astronomy

Location: Southampton
Salary: £28,695
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 24th October 2014
Closes: 9th December 2014
Job Ref: 474614WF

Theory Group

Location:  Highfield Campus

The Southampton High Energy Physics group has a postdoctoral research position available, starting from 29 September 2015 (or soon thereafter if a later start is required by a successful applicant).

The group is particularly keen to attract a candidate interested in the general area of physics beyond the Standard Models of Particle Physics and Cosmology.  Examples of suitable areas could include: flavour (including neutrino) models based on discrete symmetries, supersymmetric unified and string inspired models, Higgs models, neutrino phenomenology,  particle cosmology (dark matter, leptogenesis, inflation, dark energy, dark radiation, …).

The full interests of the group include: collider phenomenology, particle physics and cosmology, neutrino physics, lattice QCD, b-quark and kaon phenomenology, higher order corrections and twistor methods, strings and branes and high density QCD.

The post is for two years, subject to review at the end of the first year.

For informal enquiries, please contact:  

Professor Steve Kingking@soton.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)23 8059 2056;

Dr. Pasquale Di Bari  pdb1d08@soton.ac.uk +44 (0)23 8059 3918

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at www.jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Donna Stansbridge (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4048. Please quote reference 474614WF on all correspondence.

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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4 Year PhD in Ultra Precision Engineering

The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Ultra Precision Engineering is currently recruiting postgraduate students interested in developing the next generation of ultra precision devices, advanced manufacturing technologies, and ultra high precision manufacturing systems.

The aim of the programme is to train students in advanced ultra high precision techniques and processes, including: high energy laser micro/nano processing; focused ion beam machining; reactive atom plasma processing; nanofabrication; graphene engineering; printed electronics machine design; and advanced metrology systems.

Upon successful completion of the MRes, the students progress to their PhD from a vast range of topics including: manufacturing engineering; laser processes; photonics; materials science; control systems; and machine design. During their PhD many students will be offered the opportunity to work alongside industrial partners allowing them to gain valuable business experience whilst receiving an additional maintenance top-up, bringing their stipend up to a possible £20,000pa tax free.

Many industrial sectors require a high level of precision, such as aerospace, medical devices, automotive, energy, security and defence. Students completing the MRes and PhD will be central players in the ultra high precision wealth creation economy.

We welcome applicants from any field of science or engineering who have obtained a first or upper second class honours degree (or equivalent). They should possess an innovative approach to problem solving, well-developed technical skills and the potential to become world leaders in the field of ultra precision.

The programme is structured in two phases: a one-year taught MRes course in Cambridge and Cranfield University; followed by a three-year PhD research programme at Cranfield, Cambridge or another UK university through the National Centre Programme of the EPSRC Centre in Ultra Precision.

Full EPSRC funding (currently £13,863 student maintenance per year + fees), with additional payments from industrial sponsors taking the tax free stipend up to £20,000pa during the PhD phase is available for UK students and EU students who have studied for three years full time in the UK. General student eligibility information is available from the EPSRC.

Applications for this programme should be made on the standard graduate admissions form, stating course code EGEGR7 (MRes in Ultra Precision Engineering).

The deadline for completed applications is 30th June 2015 although applications are taken at any time. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early as places are limited and the application process is highly competitive.

For more information please contact the course administrator, Sophie Fuller, sg523@cam.ac.uk, or access the centre website at www.CDT-UP.eng.cam.ac.uk.

Please note, overseas / Non-EU applicants are not eligible to apply for funding from the CDT in Ultra Precision.

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