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Project Associate (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for the new position of Project Associate with the Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning (CCTL). We seek a colleague to play a significant part in advancing CCTL's support for the educational excellence of the University and Colleges of Cambridge.

You will work as a member of a small team to help us to develop an evidence base for designing and evaluating the efficacy of enhancement initiatives and to enable stronger communication and collaboration within the collegiate University. In particular, your work will involve investigating factors influencing differences in students' attainment, initially focusing on priority groups identified in Cambridge's Access and Participation Plan, as well as reviewing academic literature and good practices within the higher education sector. You will work collaboratively with colleagues and institutions within Cambridge to map current trends and practices and to contribute to developing coordinated data collection strategies. You will have opportunities to co-facilitate a range of engagement activities, including meetings, focus groups, forums and conferences. Your work will contribute to the development of resources including guides, case studies, professional education activities and reports.

We are looking for a colleague with experience in both quantitative and qualitative research who will enjoy developing strong working relationships with students and with academic and professional staff. You will have a doctoral-level qualification in a field related to educational enhancement, or equivalent demonstrable experience; your expertise and experience may be in higher education. You will be comfortable working independently as well as collaboratively, both within and outside CCTL's immediate team. You will have excellent organisational skills and will be able to manage your own workload to competing deadlines.

The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

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Your application should clearly set out how you meet the Person Profile criteria listed in the Further Particulars (see below) along with relevant examples. Candidates will be shortlisted based upon these criteria.

We expect interviews for the role to be held on Friday 4 October 2019.

If you wish to make an informal enquiry about the post, please contact Dr Meg Tait ( or Dr Ruth Walker (

Please quote reference AK20354 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.

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