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Teaching Associate (Fixed Term)


Applications are invited for the position of Teaching Associate in the Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge. This is an exciting new position, working closely with the Deputy Head of Department (Teaching) to maintain and develop the Department's world-class reputation for excellence in teaching.

Key duties will include the preparation and delivery of lectures and practicals, practical assessment, course organisation and supervision of student projects. Fostering and providing support for digital learning approaches in Zoology will also be a key part of this role. The role holder will play a significant role in organising and participating in one or more of four popular field courses In Zoology (three domestic and one international) held each year.

Candidates will ideally have a PhD in a relevant subject area and experience in the development and delivering of teaching at University level preferably including the use of Moodle, Lecture Capture or equivalent on-line teaching resources. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both written and oral) 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 will have excellent organisational skills, be able to work effectively as part of a team and play an active role in the life and work of the Zoology Department .

For full information regarding the role and responsibilities, please refer to the Further Information document accessible via the link below.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Informal inquiries can be made by contacting Nick Mundy, Deputy Head of Department (Teaching) nim@zoo.cam.ac.uk.

If you have any questions about the application process please contact Anastasia Nezhentseva an286@cam.ac.uk.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Please quote reference PF27462 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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