ICE Teaching Officer-STEM (Part Time, 2 year Fixed-Term) University of Cambridge, Institute of Continuing Education, Madingley Hall, Madingley United Kingdom

ICE Teaching Officer-STEM (Part Time, 2 year Fixed-Term)

The University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) delivers high quality and distinctive educational programmes for adult learners, predominantly studying on a part-time basis, for personal enrichment or professional development. ICE aims to ensure that the expertise and resources of the University of Cambridge are made available to all students, irrespective of their previous educational achievements.


We wish to appoint an Institute Teaching Officer (ITO) for STEM with a focus on Technology and Engineering, offered on a 0.5FTE, 2 year fixed term contract basis. The successful candidate will develop, lead and teach part-time programmes, from open access short courses to award-bearing undergraduate and postgraduate courses, supporting and maintaining the University's international reputation for excellence in teaching.


Our aim is to engage with adult learners who wish to develop fundamental knowledge and skills in technology and engineering-related disciplines. This may be their first entry into higher education or to augment existing professional expertise in other fields e.g. line managers acquiring contemporary technology-related skills or mid-career professionals (STEM and non-STEM) extending competencies and accelerating their career trajectory. The role-holder will help establish ICE as a leading provider of accessible and affordable education in traditional and developing areas of Engineering, Technology and related disciplines. Teaching within the Institute includes course development and innovation, lecturing, assessment, quality assurance, identifying and fostering new audiences, and developing and directing expert tutors to ensure ICE's courses are educationally excellent and workplace relevant.


The post holder will lead on the development and delivery of the Institute's new Advanced Diploma in Research Theory and Practice in English ¿ Business Management/Engineering (International Pre-Master's). This flagship course enables students to engage with the fundamentals of research in current and emerging themes around Engineering: Managing technology and Innovation; The Aging Workforce and Productivity; Environmental, Social and Governance Issues; and Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality.


The successful candidate will be educated to higher degree level, preferably with a relevant PhD. They will be able to demonstrate experience of developing teaching material for courses, introducing innovative approaches to teaching and shaping course structure. They may also have a relevant teaching qualification and/or Fellowship of the HEA. The candidate will be able to evidence scholarly engagement in their specialist subject area to inform the development of academically rigorous teaching. Their teaching will be evidence-based, learner focused and highly engaging. They will have a clear interest in working with motivated mature students from a broad range of backgrounds.


The candidate should have the ability to take an interdisciplinary approach and to identify collaborative opportunities within and beyond the university. Strong interpersonal and communication skills; an understanding, enthusiasm and flair for engaging with a broad spectrum of colleagues and students; and commitment to the principles and delivery of continuing education should be demonstrable.


Further information is available at the link below. Informal enquiries are encouraged and can be made to Dr Tom Monie (, Assistant Director of Academic Centres (Academic). Questions about the application process may be directed to:


To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.


Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter (the length of which must not exceed two A4 sides) with the details of three referees in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.


The closing date for applications is Sunday 17 February 2019. Interviews will take place during the week commencing Monday 04 March 2019.


Please quote reference EA17798 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.


The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.


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