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Senior Teaching Associate - MPhil in Population Health Sciences x 2 (Part Time, Fixed Term)

We are recruiting two Senior Teaching Associates (60% FTE) with experience of supporting, developing and delivering engaging, challenging and effective post-graduate education in population health sciences, to support delivery of the Masters of Philosophy in Population Health Sciences (MPhil in PHS).

The successful candidate for the first post will have experience across the spectrum of Global Health, Primary Care Research and Public Health. The successful candidate for the second post will have experience across the spectrum of Epidemiology, Health Data Science or Infectious Diseases.

Essential criteria for appointment include:

  • PhD in a relevant topic
  • Ability to develop and encourage the commitment to learn in others and to present material to a range of audiences
  • Ability to provide pastoral assistance to students
  • Highly advanced knowledge of teaching of a particular subject involving a critical understanding of relevant theory and/or principles outside of the immediate specialism
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively and to quickly develop strong relationships and networks with colleagues
  • Proven academic interest and professional experience in the field
  • Experience of proposing, supervising and assessing masters-level dissertation projects in relevant topics
  • Track record of successful development and delivery of engaging, challenging and effective teaching at masters level in relevant topics
  • Experience of working across a range of relevant disciplines
  • Previous confirmed experience of organisation, management, leadership, communication and programme development
  • Experience of setting and assessing authentic masters-level assessment in relevant topics
  • Experience of supporting students from diverse backgrounds to become self-regulated learners
  • Specialist knowledge in relevant topics
  • Knowledge of a variety of teaching delivery and assessment methods
  • Ability to draw from a broad range of disciplines and knowledge sources relevant to population health sciences
  • Commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion in teaching
  • Commitment to widening participation agendas in student recruitment

The funds for these posts are available for 12 months in the first instance.

This position is part time 22.2 hours per week.

Location - Department of Public Health and Primary Care, East Forvie Building, University Forvie Site, Robinson Way, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge CB2 0SR (approximately 2 miles south of the city centre)

Informal enquiries can be made to Jean Adams, Academic Director of the MPhil in Population Health Sciences,

Closing date: 18 June 2023

Interview Date likely to be: 30 June 2023

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

Please ensure that you outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role on the online application form.

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

Please quote reference RH36833 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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