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Teaching Associate (Fixed Term)

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

The University of Cambridge wishes to appoint Teaching Associates in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences to work on the Foundation Year Programme. We are looking to make several appointments on a part-time or full-time basis (up to 3.3 FTE). This programme offers a new route into Cambridge to students whose education has been disrupted or disadvantaged. It will prepare students for further learning and offer them the chance to progress straight to an undergraduate degree at the University.

The successful candidates will play an important role in realising the educational objectives of the programme with the University of Cambridge's first cohorts of Foundation Year students in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. They will be expected to play an active role in preparing the educational content for the curriculum of this multi-disciplinary course in the lead up to the first cohort arriving in the 2022-23 academic year.

Once the first cohort of students begin the course, the role-holders will be expected to deliver lectures, seminars and supervisions at the appropriate level on an ongoing basis, and have primary responsibility for up to three subject Papers on the course (according to FTE and subject expertise). They will also contribute to examining as appropriate for the course.

The successful candidates will also be encouraged to explore pedagogy related to university transition and educational disadvantage, undertake relevant training via the Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning, and connect with the wider academic community at Cambridge.

A Foundation Year Senior Teaching Associate position is also being advertised currently. If you wish to be considered for both roles, you must submit an application for each. When applying please upload your CV and cover letter outlining your suitability for the role.

For further information please contact Dr Alex Pryce, Foundation Year Course Director (

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Please quote reference AC28151 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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