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Teaching Associate in Climate, Environment and Urban Policy x 2 (Part Time, Fixed Term)

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 9 months in the first instance.

The Department of Land Economy invites applications for two part-time (0.5fte) Unestablished Teaching Associate positions commencing no later than September 2024 for a fixed period of 9 months in the first instance. The posts will support the Department's taught MSt in Climate, Environmental and Urban Policy, which begins in September 2024.

The post holders will plan and deliver seminars and small group classes, set and mark work, provide feedback to students and support subject specific activities such as seminars, professional and industry liaison and development of networking activities.

The successful candidates will have a thorough grounding in an academic area relevant to the MSt programme, whether in the social or natural sciences, as well as expertise in quantitative and/or qualitative methods and methodologies.

The role holders will undertake personal professional development by attending appropriate courses for teaching and leading seminars.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required to explain concepts and complex information to MSt students who come from a range of academic disciplines.

The Teaching Associates will typically be expected to give up to 6-8 hours per week in terms of seminars as well as conduct assessments and other support activities, as required.

PhD students are most welcome to apply for these posts, if they have the support of their supervisor to do so. Successful applicants who are PhD students will be appointed to a Grade 6 Teaching Associate position rather than Grade 7 and will be paid on the lower of the stated salary bands.

Applications should be made online, references will be requested from short-listed candidates.

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

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Enquiries about this post should be addressed to Prof. Jorge E. Viñuales ( If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Megan Renouf (

Please quote reference JP42145 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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