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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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 either 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 particular focus on Technology and Engineering, offered on a 0.5FTE (half-time), 2 year fixed term contract basis. The successful candidate will develop, lead and teach part-time programmes at all levels, 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 relevant technology and engineering-related disciplines as part of their first entry into higher education or to augment their existing professional expertise in other fields e.g. for line managers who wish to acquire contemporary technology-related skills or for mid-career graduate professionals (STEM and non-STEM) to extend their breadth of competencies and accelerate their career trajectory. The role-holder will help to establish ICE as a leading provider of accessible and affordable education in traditional and developing areas of Engineering, Technology and related disciplines. Contribution to teaching within the Institute includes course development and innovation, lecturing, assessment, quality assurance, identifying and fostering new audiences, and developing and directing a pool of expert tutors to ensure that ICE’s courses are educationally excellent, workplace relevant and span this broad and continually developing area.

A core component of the post holder’s role will be leading 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 PhD in a relevant field. The candidate will be able to demonstrate experience of developing teaching material for courses, introducing innovative approaches to online and face-to-face teaching and developing and shaping course structure(s). Although not essential, they may have a relevant teaching qualification and/or be a Fellow of the HEA. The candidate will be able to evidence engagement with the latest scholarship in their specialist subject area in order to inform the development of academically rigorous teaching. Their teaching style will be evidence-based, learner focused and highly engaging. They will have a clear interest in working with motivated mature students drawn from a broad range of backgrounds.

The candidate 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 the Assistant Director of Academic Centres (Academic), Dr Tom Monie ( Questions about the application process may be directed to:

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: 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.

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.