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Senior Teaching Associate in Neuroscience (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £40,521 to £54,395 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 14th February 2024
Closes: 5th March 2024
Job Ref: PM40494

The Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience is seeking to appoint a fixed term, Senior Teaching Associateship in Neuroscience, ideally from 1 April 2024 (to assist with examining), or as soon as possible thereafter. This post would be particularly suitable for someone wishing to develop a University career where teaching and scholarship are the main component.

Reporting to the Deputy Head of Teaching, key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Developing and delivering lectures, practical's, and workshops, as part of the undergraduate neuroscience teaching portfolio.
  • Contributing to the MPhil in Basic and Translational Neuroscience.
  • Marking coursework, exams, and dissertations (predominantly in May and June).
  • Designing and supervising meta-analysis (dry) Part II projects and literature review projects.
  • Creating new teaching materials, digital resources, and publicity materials.
  • Designing and implementing appropriate evaluation frameworks, and evolving course materials in response to feedback.
  • Contributing to the planning of future courses and new projects that arise through curriculum reviews.
  • Course organising and other administrative duties.

For full details of the responsibilities of the post and the person specification, please see the further particulars.

Candidates will need to show evidence of a good first degree and a doctorate, or equivalent experience in Neuroscience. Candidates will be able to demonstrate their ability to teach the subject effectively at undergraduate level. 

The position is offered on a full-time basis (37 hours per week); however, consideration will be given to applicants who may wish to work fewer hours (minimum 0.8 FTE). Similarly, we will consider applications from candidates who may wish to start on a part time basis initially, increasing their hours to full time (or near full time) by September 2024, in readiness for the 2024/25 academic year.

Prospective candidates may contact Professor Bill Colledge (pdnhod@pdn.cam.ac.uk) or Dr Steve Edgley (sae1000@cam.ac.uk)  to informally discuss the position.

Fixed term: The funds for this post are available for three years.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please click on the apply button above.

Please ensure that you upload:

- A document containing your Curriculum Vitae (CV), and a brief narrative (300 words maximum per output) on three activities you consider most significant and relevant to the application.

- A one page statement focusing on (i) your teaching experience and interests, (ii) your contributions to and/or vision for improving the working culture and what Equality Diversity & Inclusion means to you.

- The contact details for two people who can provide a professional reference. 

The deadline for applications is 5 March 2024. Interviews are expected to be held on 22 March 2024, subject to final confirmation.

Please quote reference PM40494 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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