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Teaching and Examinations Coordinator (Part Time, Fixed Term)

The Department of Engineering is the largest department in the University of Cambridge and one of the leading centres of engineering in the world. Renowned for both its teaching and research, the Department's aim is to address the world's most pressing challenges with science and technology. The Department's busy Teaching Office administers all aspects of teaching within the Department.

We are seeking an experienced administrator to co-ordinate the administrative support for the Department's complex teaching and examination activities, and to help to shape and implement departmental policy in these areas. The role will involve significant liaison with academic and administrative colleagues at all levels within the Department, and the other faculties with which the Department shares courses, as well as with the central University offices.

In consultation with the Deputy Head of Department for Teaching and the Director of Undergraduate Education, the role-holder will be responsible for the administrative processes underpinning the Department's teaching activities. These will include drawing up the lecture timetable, allocating teaching duties and maintaining the teaching duties database.

As the Examinations Co-ordinator, the role-holder will act as the focal point for all departmental examination activities, as well as providing the interface between the Department and the central University offices. This is a significant operation involving some 120 examiners, 100 papers and approximately 1,200 undergraduates, plus students from the many taught graduate courses which borrow undergraduate modules. The role-holder, together with the Chairmen of Examiners, will be responsible for ensuring the smooth running of these exams.

The role-holder will also be expected to provide full support to various teaching-related committees and to help manage a small team.

Applicants should be educated to Degree level or equivalent; have experience and knowledge of Higher Education administration and an interest in teaching and learning would be an advantage. The role-holder must be able to communicate effectively and constructively with a wide range of people and issues. Excellent organisational and IT skills are essential, as is the ability to manage a varied and heavy workload and to remain calm under pressure.

Funding for this post is available until 01.09.2020.

Further information is available via the link below.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Informal enquiries about the post may be directed to Madeline McKerchar (

Please quote reference AK11617 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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