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Unestablished Teaching Associate (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a Teaching Associate in Political Economy in the Department of Politics and International Studies. The post is available from 1 October 2018 to 30 September 2021. The role holder should have a proven specialist academic interest in the field of International Political Economy and be qualified to PhD level in this or a related subject area.

The successful candidate will be expected to undertake the following duties and responsibilities:

  • To plan and deliver supervisions in the Department. It is expected that the successful candidate will hold 8 hours of supervisions weekly. This may including teaching for the following courses:

o A third year course on the Politics of the International Economy (POL19). o A case study within a second year course on Comparative Politics (POL4) on the political economy of the US and UK. o The general section of the second year course on Comparative Politics (POL4).

  • To provide academic guidance and advice to undergraduate students and graduate students.

  • To take part in Tripos examining, including the setting and marking of papers, and the marking of undergraduate dissertations.

  • Other duties as required by the Head of the Department commensurate with the nature and grade of the post.

Furthermore, there is an option for acting as a Director of Studies at Trinity Hall, one of Cambridge's colleges.

The successful candidate will be expected to have excellent interpersonal and communication skills that are required to explain concepts and complex information to students, develop and encourage the commitment to learn in others and to present material to a range of audiences.

The role holder should have some experience of successfully developing and delivering teaching at university level, including smaller group work. The role holder is expected to maintain his/her knowledge in the subject area by engaging with current research to inform content of their teaching.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

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.

If you have any queries about this post please contact Emma Armstrong (

Please quote reference UE16041 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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