Teaching Associate (Study Skills & Supervision Co-ordinator)

University of Cambridge
April 25, 2024
Offerd Salary:£33,966-£44,263
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Teaching Associate (Study Skills & Supervision Co-ordinator)

We are looking to recruit a full time Teaching Associate (Study Skills & Supervision Co-ordinator) from 2nd September 2024 or as soon after as possible to provide teaching and undergraduate supervision co-ordination in the Department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge. The subject expertise area is open.

You will:

  • Co-ordinate undergraduate supervisions for SOC2 and SOC3 (250+ students) plus other Part IIA and B papers as required. The peak for this work is September-October and January-February,
  • Provide study skills sessions for undergraduate and MPhil students,
  • Teach and supervise on undergraduate papers as appropriate to your subject expertise, including SOC4 Concepts and arguments and the Undergraduate Dissertation papers,
  • Teach on the MPhil in Sociology according to your subject specialism,
  • Supervise MPhil students according to your subject specialism,
  • Undertake outreach activities,
  • Undertake marking and examining.
  • General duties will include teaching, course development and innovation, outreach and examining. As Teaching Associate you will be expected to support and maintain the Department's and University's national and international reputation for excellence in teaching. Progression for this role is through the Academic (teaching and Scholarship) Career Pathway.

    You will have relevant teaching experience, hold a PhD in a relevant field and be able to demonstrate active, collegial engagement in research, teaching and outreach in Sociology. You will be an engaging and confident teacher at undergraduate and postgraduate level, or looking to develop postgraduate teaching skills. You will be extremely organised, a good communicator, and be a skilled administrator. If you have quantitative research method skills this would be an advantage.

    The Department of Sociology is part of a joint undergraduate degree programme in Human, Social and Political Sciences (HSPS) and also has a vibrant MPhil and PhD programme. There are currently about 80 students working on PhDs on a diverse range of topics in sociology.

    Further information about research interests and recent publications of staff and postdocs can be found on the Department's website: https:// www. sociology.cam.ac.uk

    Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

    To apply online for this role please provide:

  • A filled in cover sheet with two references at application. An additional reference will be requested at offer stage,
  • A letter of application of no more than 2 sides of A4 demonstrating how your skills and experience fit the role description,
  • A sample of your writing of the length of a chapter or a journal article,
  • A C.V. that includes your teaching experience, administration experience, research publications, posts held and anything else that demonstrates how your experience and expertise fits the role description.
  • Please quote reference JM41008 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

    Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to: Lara Gisborne, Department Administrator Email: [email protected]

    If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact [email protected]

    The closing date for applications is: midnight on 25th April 2024. Interviews will held on 21st May 2024.

    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.

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  • Department/Location

    Department of Sociology, Cambridge








    21 March 2024

    Closing date

    25 April 2024

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