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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


The University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) delivers high quality and distinctive education 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, across a wide range of disciplinary areas.

We wish to appoint a full-time Course Lead in Medical and Health Sciences for 2-years in the first instance.

Working with academics and professional services colleagues, the role-holder will play a leadership and coordination role across the Institute’s portfolio of postgraduate courses in the biomedical sciences. Existing post-registration courses include, for example, medical education, healthcare data and pre-hospital emergency medicine.

The successful applicant will also lead on the establishment and delivery of a new Level 4 Certificate in Higher Education in Pre-Medical Studies. This new course has been developed in conjunction with the medical schools at the University of Cambridge, Anglia Ruskin University and the University of East Anglia in order to support adults based in the region, drawn from diverse backgrounds, to progress towards studying medicine or allied subjects. This new course has been approved for delivery and will commence in late summer 2022.

The post holder will lead the development, management, teaching team, and ongoing evaluation and improvement of the bio-medical course portfolio and ensure the very highest academic quality and professional standards, commensurate with the University of Cambridge’s reputation as one of the world’s greatest seats of learning. They will also support ICE to potentially develop new courses in the medical and healthcare fields, utilising the apprenticeship levy.

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented teaching-focused academic professional to make a major contribution to the development and expansion of world-leading undergraduate and postgraduate education in this area, working collaboratively with researchers and practitioners from across the University of Cambridge.

Candidates should have an earned doctorate in a relevant field and provide evidence of a strong track record in course leadership, course design, excellence in teaching, and an interest in engagement with biomedical communities. A recognised teaching qualification would be advantageous.

The post-holder will be required to work collaboratively with Departments and other stakeholders across the University and the wider Cambridge Biomedical networks. Candidates should have a demonstrable ability to take an interdisciplinary approach and to identify collaborative opportunities within and beyond the university where appropriate. Alongside strong interpersonal and communication skills, the candidate will also have an understanding, enthusiasm and flair for engaging academically with a broad spectrum of colleagues and students and a demonstrable commitment to the principles and delivery of continuing education.

Further information is available at the link below. Informal enquiries are encouraged and can be made to ( Questions about the application process may be directed

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The closing date for applications is Friday 04 June 2021. Interviews will take place on Tuesday 15 June 2021.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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