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Unestablished Teaching Associate (Fixed Term)

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 September 2021 in the first instance.

Applications are invited for a Teaching Associate in British Politics in the Department of Politics and International Studies. The post is available to 30 September 2021. The role holder should have a proven specialist academic interest in British Politics, 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 and/or classes weekly. This may include teaching for the following courses:

  • British and European Politics (POL13).

  • Comparative Politics (POL4)
  • Papers in the History & Politics Tripos (e.g. the first-year Evidence and Argument paper).
  • Provide supervision on independent research essays and dissertations for undergraduates

  • To give up to 16 lectures and/or seminars across the year on a topic or topics in which the candidate has an academic interest.

  • 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.

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 and develop his/her knowledge in the subject area, attending conferences and active discussions with other academics in the field, to inform the content of their teaching.

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

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

We particularly welcome applications from women and candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our department.

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Informal enquiries about this vacancy and queries about the application process may be addressed to Louisa Bailey on

Please quote reference UE21489 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Further information

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