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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


The University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education (ICE), based at Madingley Hall near Cambridge, offers a vibrant and diverse array of courses for adult students studying for personal enrichment or professional development.

We are currently looking to engage teaching specialists in all fields of Engineering and Applied Physical Sciences to design suitable ‘current themes’ course components which would form elements of a new award-bearing FHEQ level 6, Advanced Diploma in Research Theory and Practice in English (Business Management or Engineering) course, primarily for international students. These specialists will design subject specific modules within Engineering to fit the broader curriculum for the new course, which is formed around four themes: (1) managing technology and innovation; (2) an ageing workforce and productivity; (3) environmental, social and governance issues; and (4) augmented, virtual and mixed reality.

Successful candidates will be PhD qualified professionals in relevant fields of Engineering or Applied Physical Sciences with experience of curriculum development and undergraduate 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 international students.

The successful candidates will work collaboratively with the Course Director, other ICE academics and the Department of Engineering at University of Cambridge to design, teach and assess the respective components of the course.

Most of the teaching plan development can be undertaken away from Cambridge although a physical presence in Cambridge will be required for team meetings and teaching sessions. The teaching sessions will be delivered over the academic year 2010-2021 (commencing in September 2020).

Each of the teaching sessions are set in 3-hour workshop and 2-hour seminar teaching blocks. Panel tutors may be contracted to teach multiple sessions, by arrangement. This will include constructing a teaching plan based on the curriculum set by the Course Director, delivering the module and providing additional student support. In addition, teaching specialists will mark students’ assignments. There might be additional opportunities for appropriate applicants to supervise students’ research projects. Payment will be made at ICE’s competitive Panel Tutor hourly rate.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Oliver Hadeler:

To apply, in the first instance please submit your professional CV (with the names and details of two referees) and a supporting statement of no more than 400 words outlining your interest in this opportunity, and clearly specifying your specialist area within Engineering to:

The final closing date for applications is Wednesday 10 July 2019. However, applications will be reviewed upon submission and we reserve the right to close this vacancy early if suitable applicants are identified. Consequently, we recommend that you submit your application well in advance of the closing date and as soon as possible during the recruitment process.

Panel Tutors are not employees of the University but receive a Temporary Worker Agreement for their services from the Institute before their course begins.