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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


The University of Cambridge’s Institute of Continuing Education (ICE), based at Madingley Hall, offers a vibrant and diverse array of courses for personal enrichment and academic and professional development. Courses range from non-award-bearing courses, many of which are open-access, to innovative part-time Master of Studies (MSt) degrees. Around 300 ICE panel tutors, across a variety of academic disciplines, make a vital contribution to the quality of teaching, learning and student support.

We are currently seeking applications from suitably qualified individuals with expertise in teaching and learning in the adult education and workplace learning sectors to join our expert panel of hourly-paid, part-time sessional tutors. The panel tutors will undertake a variety of allocated roles on the Postgraduate Certificate in Learning Design and Teaching Innovation (2022-2023) such as: the development and delivery of in-person and online teaching; conducting marking and providing feedback on assignments; and participating in team meetings to help develop the curriculum.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Learning Design and Teaching Innovation is a dual pathway qualification with both an apprenticeship (Academic Professional Apprenticeship: Teaching Specialist Role) and non-apprenticeship route. Therefore, applicants should have experience of curriculum design in higher education, teaching strategies and technology enhanced learning for adult students, assessment and evaluation strategies in higher education, and conducting small-scale educational research projects to improve workplace learning. Familiarity with the Institute for Apprenticeships’ Academic Professional standard would be a distinct advantage:

Successful candidates will usually be PhD qualified professionals with experience of curriculum development and postgraduate teaching in established UK university settings. They will have a comprehensive understanding of instructional design and assessment within the QAA framework. Preferably, they will have a postgraduate teaching qualification and experience of working with the Academic Professional Apprenticeship standard. In addition, applicants will have experience of teaching diverse cohorts of postgraduate students in an established university setting. A student-centred approach and an interest in supporting adult students from a broad range of educational and workplace backgrounds is essential.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to: Nigel Kettley by emailing

In the first instance, please submit your professional CV (with names and details of two referees) and a supporting statement of no more than 400 words outlining your interest in this tutoring opportunity to:

Panel Tutors are not employees of the University but receive a Temporary Worker Agreement for their services from the Institute before their course begins, subject to the necessary Right to Work checks.

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