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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 cognitive psychology to join on our expert panel of hourly-paid, part-time sessional tutors. Panel tutors will undertake a variety of roles such as delivery of face-to-face and online teaching; conducting marking and providing feedback on assessments; designing and delivering short courses in psychology.

In addition, we are looking for a panel tutor to take of the role of Course Director for our successful Undergraduate Certificate in Cognitive Psychology for the academic year 2020/21. This role is responsible for coordination and delivery of the course. Duties to include; producing a teaching plan, identifying tutors and guest speakers, maintaining overall academic and operational quality of the course. Full details of duties are available by enquiry.

Candidates will be educated to at least Master’s level and will have experience of teaching in a higher education setting. ICE’s undergraduate Certificate in Cognitive Psychology course can be viewed here;

Preferably, applicants will have experience of teaching diverse cohorts of undergraduate students in an established university setting and have experience of marking and providing feedback for summative assessments. A recognised higher education teaching qualification would also be beneficial. A student-centred approach and an interest in supporting adult part-time students from a broad range of educational backgrounds is essential. Tutors must be available to teach on selected dates from an existing Monday-Friday schedule at our Madingley Hall campus, which is four miles west of Cambridge city centre.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to: Tom Monie by emailing 

In the first instance, please submit your professional CV (with names and details of two referees) a supporting statement of no more than 400 words outlining your interest in this tutoring opportunity to: If you wish to be considered for the Course Director role please state this in your application.

The final closing date for applications is Monday 23 March 2020 23:59 (BST). Interviews will take place on Friday 3 April 2020.

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.