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Teaching Associate/Graduate Teaching Assistant

Department of Land Economy

The Department of Land Economy invites applications for a part-time (0.2fte) Teaching Associate post commencing January 2017 for a fixed period of 9 months in the first instance. The post will support the Department’s taught MPhil courses in Environmental Policy and Planning Growth and Regeneration.

The post holder will plan and deliver seminars and small group classes, set and mark work, provide feedback to students and support subject specific activities such as seminars, professional and industry liaison and development of networking activities.

The successful candidate will have a thorough grounding in an academic area relevant to the taught MPhil programmes.

The role holder will undertake personal professional development by attending appropriate courses for teaching and leading seminars.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required to explain concepts and complex information to MPhil students who come from a range of academic disciplines.

The Teaching Associate/Graduate Teaching Assistant will typically be expected to give up to 7.4 hours per week in terms of seminars and/or other teaching on the Department’s taught MPhil programmes in term time.

Successful applicants who are PhD students will be given the title of Graduate Teaching Assistant in place of “Teaching Associate” and will require the support of their PhD supervisor to undertake the role.

The pensionable scale of stipends for this post will start at £29,799 (pro rata this is £5,959). 

Further information about Department can be found at and about the University of Cambridge at

Please quote reference JP14055 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Further information

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Department of Land Economy, 19 Silver Street, Cambridge, CB3 9EP


£29,799-£38,833 pro rata






21 November 2017

Closing date

19 December 2017