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ICE Teaching Officer - Psychology (Coaching) (Part Time, Fixed Term)

The University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) delivers high quality and distinctive educational programmes for adult learners, predominantly studying on a part-time basis, for either personal enrichment or professional development. ICE aims to ensure that the expertise and resources of the University of Cambridge are made available to all students, irrespective of their previous educational achievements.

We wish to appoint an Institute Teaching Officer (ITO) in Psychology, offered initially on a 0.5FTE (half-time), two-year fixed term contract basis. The successful candidate will develop, lead and teach part-time programmes at all levels, from open access short courses to award-bearing courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level, supporting and maintaining the University's international reputation for excellence in teaching. The ITO in Psychology will have a broad range of expertise in the discipline and will be responsible for developing the Institute's course portfolio in areas including developmental, cognitive, biological, social and clinical psychology. Contribution to teaching within the Institute includes course development and innovation, lecturing, assessment, quality assurance and identifying and fostering new audiences.

In addition, the ITO will also oversee the Institute's successful coaching portfolio. Consequently, an interest in the psychology-coaching nexus would be desirable. In order to support the successful candidate to play an increasing role in the coaching agenda, we plan to provide the role holder with access to training and support including, where appropriate, the option to undertake a funded postgraduate qualification in coaching.

The successful candidate will be educated to higher degree level, preferably with a PhD in a relevant field. The candidate will be able to demonstrate experience of developing teaching material for courses, introducing innovative approaches to online and face-to-face teaching and developing and shaping course structure(s). Although not essential, they may have a relevant teaching qualification and/or be a Fellow of the HEA. The candidate will be able to evidence engagement with the latest scholarship in their specialist subject area in order to inform the development of academically rigorous teaching.

The candidate should have a demonstrable ability to take an interdisciplinary approach and to identify collaborative opportunities within and beyond the university where appropriate. Alongside strong interpersonal and communication skills, the candidate will also have an understanding, enthusiasm and flair for engaging academically with a broad spectrum of colleagues and students and a demonstrable commitment to the principles and delivery of continuing education.

Further information is available at the link below.

Informal enquiries are encouraged and can be made to the Director of Academic Centres, Dr Corinne Boz ( Questions about the application process may be directed to:

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.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter (the length of which must not exceed two A4 sides) with the details of three referees in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Previous applicants need not apply.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 03 October 2018. Interviews will take place on Monday 15 October 2018.

Please quote reference EA16001 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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