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Vacancy: Course Director

October 17, 2019

Course Director  Ref: FP3/10 Job title:  Course Director, The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion Reporting to:  Associate Director, The Faraday Institute for Science

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Course Director 

Ref: FP3/10

Job title:  Course Director, The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion

Reporting to:  Associate Director, The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion

Hours: 0.5 FTE (WTE), available from 1 June 2020. 

Purpose of Job: Overall responsibility for the planning, organisation and execution of The Faraday Institute course programme.

Main Duties: The post involves the coordination and organisation of Faraday courses.  The extent and nature of our courses, some of which are held overseas or in other cities in the UK, may be viewed at www.faraday.cam.ac.uk.

Required Skills and Experience: 

The successful candidate will have a strong academic record, good knowledge of the science and religion field, organisational and personal skills, and will be in agreement with the Christian ethos of The Faraday Institute.

Closing Date: Friday 8th November 2019.  

Interviews expected to be held on Tuesday 19 November.

Applications quoting Position FP3/10 should include a curriculum vita, naming three referees, together with a covering letter summarising the relevance of the applicant’s background and experience for this position. Applications should be sent to the Administrator at admin@faraday.cam.ac.uk.

 A Job Description is available on request.

 

Vacancy: The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion Director

October 10, 2019

The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion [www.faraday.cam.ac.uk], a registered UK educational charity based in Cambridge, is seeking a new

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The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion [www.faraday.cam.ac.uk], a registered UK educational charity based in Cambridge, is seeking a new Director to start a full-time position during 2021. The new Director will be a present or previous scientist with a strong background in the field of science and religion, with experience of leading a research and dissemination enterprise, and of fund-raising. The Director must be in agreement with the Christian ethos of the Institute. The salary will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s background and qualifications.  

Applicants are requested to send their c/v, including the contact details for three referees, plus a covering letter explaining their reasons for applying for the position, to Dr Denis Alexander, Chair of The Faraday Institute Board of Trustees, The Woolf Building, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0UB, UK by December 31st 2019. Applications may also be sent to dra24@hermes.cam.ac.uk.  

Vacancy: Archivist/Librarian

August 21, 2019

ARCHIVIST / LIBRARIAN VACANCY The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion wishes to appoint an appropriately qualified and self-motivated individual to

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ARCHIVIST / LIBRARIAN VACANCY

The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion wishes to appoint an appropriately qualified and self-motivated individual to catalogue its book holdings and paper archives, and to undertake a project to catalogue its extensive and internationally significant digital holdings of audio-visual lectures and presentations. The successful candidate will have relevant background experience and must be in agreement with the ethos and aims of The Faraday Institute.

Hours: One to two days per week (0.2-0.4 full time equivalent) for 1 year in the first instance.Working hours negotiable. Salary : TBC depending on qualifications and experience, plus benefits including a generous pension scheme and life assurance.

Required Qualifications:

• Education to degree level in relevant subject area

• Experience of working in an archive, including cataloguing

• Familiarity with archival cataloguing and metadata standards including ISAD(G), EAD

• Understanding of archive-related legislation, including GDPR

• Ability to work in a team, and alone, setting priorities for tasks using own initiative

• Strong IT skills • Attention to detail and good organisational, record-keeping and administrative skills

Applications quoting Position FP3/04 should include a CV, naming three referees, together with a covering letter summarising the relevance of the applicant’s background and experience for this position. A job description and person specification is available on request.

Applications should be sent to the Faraday Administrator at admin@faraday.cam.ac.uk by Monday 23rd September 2019. Interviews are expected to be held on Tuesday 8th October 2019.

Theos Vacancy: Science and Religion Researcher

June 12, 2019

Theos Science and Religion Researcher Vacancy. Full-time, three year fixed term Theos is a Christian think tank, based in Westminster. We

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Theos Science and Religion Researcher Vacancy. Full-time, three year fixed term

Theos is a Christian think tank, based in Westminster. We seek to inform the debate about research, events, and media comment.

In partnership with The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion based in Cambridge, we have recently won a research grant from the Templeton Religion Trust to ‘map’ the science and religion landscape in the UK.

This is an important project in a fascinating area and we are looking for an intelligent, keen and informed researcher to join the project and the wider Theos team, and work with Theos’ Senior Fellow, Nick Spencer, and the Project Director, Prof. Keith Fox at The Faraday Institute in delivering a range of outputs.

To apply, send your CV and a covering letter of up to 500 words that sets out your motivation and relevant experience for the job to recruitment@theosthinktank.co.uk and mark them Science and Religion Researcher Application.


Closing date for applications is midnight on Tuesday 2nd July 2019.
Candidates will be notified about interviews by close of play on Tuesday 9th July 2019.
Interviews will take place in London on 15th July 2019.

  

Big Questions in Science and Faith - Summer Course Registrations Open

April 17, 2019

30 June - 5 July 2019 Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge A unique opportunity to engage with internationally renowned experts and participants from

30 June - 5 July 2019

Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge

A unique opportunity to engage with internationally renowned experts and participants from around the world. Further details.

Speakers include:

Dr Denis Alexander : Are we slaves to our genes?

Dr Roger Bretherton : Is religious belief just a psychological crutch?

Prof. Stephanie Clarke : Is it all in the Brain?

Prof. Dr Barbara Drossel : Where do the laws of Nature come from?

Dr Darren Evans : Why care about conservation?

Dr Paul Fairchild : Ethical challenges surrounding stem cells and the reproductive technologies

Prof. Keith Fox : Evolutionary genetics

Prof. Peter Harrison : The role of Religion in the rise of modern science

Prof. Katharine Hayhoe : Should we worry about climate change?

Revd Dr Ernest Lucas : Understanding Origins – a biblical perspective

Prof. Hugh Rollinson : The earliest life on Earth

Prof. Janet Soskice : Creation ex nihilo

Revd Dr John Weaver : Why care for the Environment?

Dr Althea Wilkinson : Cosmology talk

Prof. John Wyatt : Humans, nothing more than machines?

 

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