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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.

As part of an ongoing expansion we wish to appoint a Teaching Associate in Digital Skills. The post is offered initially on a 0.5FTE (half-time), two-year fixed term contract basis.

The role-holder will help to establish ICE as a leading provider of accessible and affordable award-bearing programmes and short courses in core digital technologies including areas such as coding (e.g. Java, JavaScript, C#, Python), web development, data science, bioinformatics and related fields. Alongside ICE's course administration team, the Teaching Associate will work to identify, develop and direct a pool of expert tutors to ensure that ICE's courses are educationally excellent, workplace relevant and span this broad emerging discipline area.

ICE's offer will focus on delivering the fundamental pillars of contemporary digital literacy, primarily at the undergraduate level. Our aim is to engage with adult learners who wish to develop fundamental knowledge and skills in relevant technology-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 successful candidate will hold relevant undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications, ideally extending to doctoral level. They are likely to also hold a relevant teaching qualification and/or be a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). Preferably, they will have experience of directing undergraduate courses in an established UK higher education setting and supporting tutors to develop and deliver courses. 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 post holder will play a central role in establishing new FHEQ level 4 qualifications in digital skills. They will also take a lead role in developing a new range of short courses (face-to-face and online) in digital skills.

Informal enquiries are encouraged and can be made to Dr Corinne Boz ( 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 09 September 2018. Interviews will take place on Tuesday 25 September 2018.

Please quote reference EA16318 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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