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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


Tutors – all disciplines, teaching opportunities for the 2021-22 academic year onwards

For almost 150 years the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education has been supporting adult students to learn throughout their lives.  We are a comprehensive provider of predominately open-access higher education. 

We offer a Cambridge quality education for any motivated adult; providing a gateway to evidence-based courses and the resources of the University alongside vibrant communities of peer learners. 

Our 180 colleagues and 300 contracted panel tutors are driven by welcoming and engaging learners, enhancing human capital through excellent teaching, promoting social justice by providing accessible educational opportunities to all and increasing the confidence, self-efficacy and critical thinking skills of all adult students.

We are growing rapidly, with a forecast 8,000 course enrolments from students based in over 70 countries in the current academic year.

We need to expand our paid pool of expert panel tutors in a range of disciplines.  So - if you share our commitment to inclusive adult education - whether you are an early-career researcher, junior or senior academic, experienced lecturer, practitioner-expert, industry instructor or work-based trainer we would love to hear from you. 

Preferably, you will hold a postgraduate qualification in a relevant field and be able demonstrate your commitment to teaching through applicable experience and/or a teaching credential.  We are seeking tutors who could teach from our Madingley Hall base in Cambridge to in-person or online students and tutors based nationally and globally who could teach online courses from their existing location by providing both synchronous and asynchronous input.

We are particularly interested in hearing from prospective tutors in the fields listed below but would welcome applications from any qualified professional irrespective of field. 

To apply, please send a professional CV (2-pages maximum) and a personal statement of not more than 500 words articulating your professional expertise, teaching experience, interest in adult continuing education and any existing or potential new courses to which you could contribute to  Applications will be reviewed upon submission and short listed candidates will be interviewed across the summer.

There will be an online information event for prospective panel tutors on Wednesday 22 September 2021 at 6.00pm (British Summer Time) To register for this event please click on the following link -

Panel Tutors are not employees of the University but receive a Temporary Worker Agreement for their services to the Institute before their course begins, subject to the necessary Right to Work checks. We pride ourselves in offering on-going support and training for all our tutors.

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

Fields of particular interest: 

  • Biological / bio-medical sciences;

  • Classical studies;

  • Cognitive psychology;

  • Creative Writing including writing for the entertainment industries;

  • Creativity / History of Ideas;

  • Economics;

  • English Literature;

  • Gender studies;

  • Law;

  • Philosophy;

  • Politics;

  • Psychology;

  • Research skills;

  • Sociology;

  • Study skills;

  • Theatre and Drama Studies

  • Architecture;

  • Artificial Intelligence;

  • Business and Management including entrepreneurship;

  • Coaching;

  • Coding;

  • Data science;

  • Digital skills;

  • Finance;

  • Healthcare Data;

  • International Relations;

  • Physical asset management;

  • Post-registration medical fields;

  • Post-registration non-medical healthcare fields;

  • Science Communication;

  • Teaching and learning in the adult education / workplace learning sectors