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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


Part-time Panel Tutor in Psychology for the Undergraduate Certificate in Social Sciences

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.

We are currently looking to engage a Panel Tutor in Psychology, who will teach a unit of the Undergraduate Certificate in Social Sciences, and join our expert panel of hourly-paid, part-time sessional Tutors. The course comprises of three taught termly units (Sociology, Politics and Psychology), taught over 12 day schools, and is delivered to part-time students. A key aim of the Certificate is also to highlight the similarities and differences in the approaches of sociologists, political scientists and psychologists to modern social life and societies.

The course commenced in September 2017 and the Psychology Tutor will teach in the period from April to June 2018. The four day schools for the Psychology unit cover: the development of psychology and its methodologies; developmental psychology; social cognition and identity; and behavioural psychology and individual differences. The appointed Tutor will teach the majority of these sessions, but guest lecturers may also be invited to contribute to the teaching. The Psychology Tutor will also be expected to: support students’ learning on the Institute’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE); undertake the marking of assignments; and participate in teaching and subject moderation meetings.

Candidates will be educated to at least Master’s level in Psychology, although a PhD is preferred. Applicants will also have a postgraduate teaching qualification and experience of teaching part-time adult students. Experience of teaching diverse cohorts of undergraduate students in an established university setting is essential. Applicants should be committed to a student-centred approach which supports the learning of adult part-time students from a broad range of educational backgrounds.

Tutors must be available to teach day schools on 27th April, 18th May, 8th June and 29th June 2018 at our campus at Madingley Hall, which is four miles west of Cambridge city centre. We anticipate engaging a Panel Tutor who lives within travelling distance of Cambridge and is willing to familiarise themselves with the procedures and policies of ICE.

Around 300 ICE panel tutors, across a variety of academic disciplines, make a vital contribution to the quality of teaching, learning and student support. In addition to delivering face-to-face and online teaching, panel tutors also conduct marking and provide feedback on assignments, helping students understand the taught material and prepare for assessments.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to the Course Director, Dr Nigel Kettley,

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:

The final closing date for applications is Wednesday 08 November 2017. However, applications will be reviewed on submission and we reserve the right to close this vacancy early. Therefore, 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.

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