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Teaching Associate

Department of History of Art

University of Cambridge, Trinity Ln, Cambridge, UK


  • Posted on: 19th Aug 2021
  • Salary: £30,942-£40,322 pro rata
  • REF: GD27718
  • Closes: 03rd September 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Part Time

The Department of History of Art wishes to appoint a part-time (0.50fte), unestablished Teaching Associate to take up an appointment from 01 October 2021 (or as soon as possible thereafter) to 31 July 2022.

The Teaching Associate’s contributions to teaching within the Department will include: Part I (first year) of the History of Art Tripos – course development and innovation, lecturing, conducting seminars and small group teaching, and supervising undergraduate students, as well as setting and assessing coursework and examinations; co-convene and fully contribute to the Part II Core Course on ‘Approaches to the history of art, with reference to works of criticism’; offer a programme on Study Skills to Part I students. It is essential that they have demonstrable knowledge of the Didactics and Methodologies of Art History. The role holder will be required to have specialist art historical knowledge at doctoral level, in addition to a confident range of art historical knowledge to be able to teach and examine first-year students on topics from early modern to Contemporary Art & Architecture.

Qualified to PhD level in a specialist area, the role holder should have experience of successfully developing and delivering teaching at university level, including both lectures and seminars or smaller group work, and must have the ability to work as part of a team of lecturers, and to administer courses effectively. S/he/they will also be asked to oversee and contribute to the supervision of students; additional remuneration will be made for the supervision of students by their Colleges, where this is in addition to the post-holder’s University duties. S/he will also be required to undertake some administrative duties and contribute to the Department’s outreach activities.

We particularly encourage candidates from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background to apply for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in the institution.

Full information regarding the role and responsibilities is available via the link below.

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(a) a covering letter, explaining the reasons for your application and how your knowledge, skills and experience match the requirements of the role;

(b) a Curriculum Vitae (CV), to include full details of educational qualifications and professional experience, a list of publications (if any), and the names, addresses, and full contact details of 2 referees (who may be contacted for a reference prior to interviews).

Interviews of shortlisted applicants (to be conducted online) are expected to take place in the second half of September (to be confirmed).

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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