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Subject:

Re: Job Vacancy | Professor of Public Appreciation of Science, University of Birmingham - Deadline: 20 December 2011

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London Science Festival <[log in to unmask]>

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psci-com: on public engagement with science

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Very retro.

Although, when I googled 'public appreciation of science' a letter to Nature
dated 8 May 1943 was the top result.

May have been their inspiration: 

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v151/n3836/abs/151534a0.html 

;)


Wynn






-----Original Message-----
From: psci-com: on public engagement with science
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Christopher Stokes
Sent: 13 December 2011 09:00
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Subject: Re: [PSCI-COM] Job Vacancy | Professor of Public Appreciation of
Science, University of Birmingham - Deadline: 20 December 2011

Appreciation? Sounds a bit retro.

Chris
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From: psci-com: on public engagement with science [[log in to unmask]]
On Behalf Of Wynn Abbott [[log in to unmask]]
Sent: 12 December 2011 19:27
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: [PSCI-COM] Job Vacancy | Professor of Public Appreciation of
Science, University of Birmingham - Deadline: 20 December 2011

OK, here's another psci-comm imploding situation - if you're sick of all
that PUS stuff you may want to become a...
Professor of the Public Appreciation of Science - 38224
University of Birmingham
Full Time/Part Time
Part Time

Number of hours / weeks to be worked
50% of hours per week

Duration of Post
For a period of 5 years

Post is open to:
External and internal candidates

Grade
10

Salary
Competitive package for an outstanding candidate.

Additional Information

Terms and Conditions
Academic Teaching
Staff.<http://www.hr.bham.ac.uk/policy/terms/teaching.shtml> (non-clinical)

Job Purpose
The Professor for the Public Appreciation of Science will report to the
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and Knowledge Transfer), Professor Adam
Tickell, and will work closely with the Vice-Chancellor and other members of
the senior team.

The successful candidate will:

.use his/her highly developed networks in national press and/or broadcast
media to be a visible ambassador for the
University;
.promote the research of academics from the University of Birmingham and of
other universities to the interested general
public and to specialist audiences as appropriate;
.assist the marketing and communications team at the University in
developing the capabilities of academics in promoting
their research to a wide range of audiences;
.be engaged with the life of the University through activities such as
lectures to undergraduate students, public lectures
and PhD supervision.
Person Specification
.an excellent understanding of the requirements of science communication;
.a strong track record of scholarship;
.effectiveness and flair in teaching;
.a track record of work in the area of the public appreciation of science,
including experience of work in the broadcast
media
.an excellent understanding of the broadcast media sector;
.a range of generic skills to support and enhance research and teaching
activity, including excellent organisational,
communication and person management abilities;
.the ability to think strategically, to be imaginative and to anticipate
trends and opportunities;
.an understanding and experience of the administrative requirements of
higher education.
Closing Date
20 Dec 2011

A full job description is available in PDF format
http://www.download.bham.ac.uk/vacancies/jd/38224.pdf



Web listing on bham.ac.uk:
http://tinyurl.com/brnu4wh





Best,





Wynn



Wynn Abbott

Director, London Science Festival

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