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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


The University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) delivers high quality and distinctive education for adult learners on a part-time basis, for 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.

We wish to appoint four part-time Teaching Associates at 0.5 FTE to contribute to the flourishing and rapidly developing portfolio of award-bearing and short course creative writing programmes. The roles will be available from 01 August 2021 and will be conditional on the confirmation of two cohorts of Master’s students.

The ideal candidates will be writers with an established record of publication who have broad experience of teaching creative writing at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. We seek applicants with experience in long and short form fiction, but also welcome applications from established writers of poetry, creative non-fiction and journalism, and those who write for screen (film and television), stage and radio.

The successful applicants will have a proven track record of curriculum design and assessment in creative writing. They will have a student-centred approach to teaching and experience of supervising students from diverse backgrounds. They will be familiar with the latest developments in teaching creative writing, including online delivery, and will enjoy being part of a close-knit teaching team but will also be capable of leading courses and initiatives. Experience of teaching adults and mature students is desirable and a commitment to lifelong learning essential.

Ideally, they will have a higher degree, preferably a doctoral-level in a relevant specialist subject area, and a track record of recent publications. They will be committed to maintaining and developing knowledge of their own subject area.

They will have extensive connections in the world of publishing and academia. They will also have the ability to promote the Institute’s reputation for excellence in teaching creative writing in the UK and abroad, and through the University of Cambridge Centre for Creative Writing based at Madingley Hall.

Fixed-term: The funds for these posts are available for 2 years in the first instance.

Full details of the roles and requirements can be found in the Further Particulars document at the link below. Informal enquiries are encouraged and can be made to Dr Midge Gillies at: Other questions about this vacancy or 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 upload in the Upload section of the online application (1) your CV; (2) a Covering Letter of no more than 2 pages, outlining your experience in curriculum design and teaching, and explaining how your skills and experience would contribute to your success in this cross-discipline role; (3) an example of your own pedagogical material of no more than 1,500 words highlighting your ability to communicate effectively with diverse students. If you upload any additional documents, these will not be considered as part of your application.

The closing date for applications is Friday 14 May 2021. Interview will take place on Thursday 27 May 2021

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society. The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.