Teaching Associate in Science Communication

University of Cambridge - Institute of Continuing Education, Madingley Hall Cambridge

The University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) is seeking to appoint a Teaching Associate in the field of Science Communication to support the development and delivery of a portfolio of new short courses and award-bearing programmes. ICE seeks to develop a distinctive niche in the field of science communication and engagement.

The position will be based at the Institute's home Madingley Hall, and is part-time (50% FTE) for a fixed term of two years in the first instance.

The Teaching Associate will work alongside Dr Chris Smith (founding Director of The Naked Scientists - www.thenakedscientists.com) and ICE's Academic Director for STEMM programmes Dr Tom Monie.

Candidates should have ideally earned a doctoral degree in the life sciences, physical sciences, engineering, technology, medical or a health-related field. They should also have a recognised postgraduate qualification in a field pertaining to science communication and, ideally, experience as a science communication practitioner (e.g. broadcast or print journalism, science-related public engagement, science museum curatorship, educational outreach etc).

Candidates with experience of curriculum development and teaching within established university settings are encouraged to apply. A recognised qualification in university-level teaching would be advantageous; however, the successful candidate would be eligible to apply to study for the University's Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a clear commitment to seeking to work with adult students learning on a part-time basis wishing to develop their expertise in science communication and engagement and potentially explore career paths in the field. The Teaching Associate will take an evidence-based and innovative approach to curriculum development and pedagogy / andragogy. Moreover, they will wish to develop their career in a multidisciplinary centre of excellence focused on delivering excellent continuing education courses of study, within a world-leading university context.

Informal enquiries are encouraged and can be made to Dr Chris Smith at: cs222@cam.ac.uk, or Dr Thomas Monie at: tpm22@cam.ac.uk.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please click on http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/15953. This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 28 January 2018. Interviews will be held on Thursday 08 February 2018

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