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Teaching Opportunities

Teaching students at the University of Cambridge

Finding opportunities to teach undergraduates at the University typically requires you to be proactive and make approaches to those responsible for teaching in departments and Colleges.

Bear in mind that you may be able to contribute to teaching in departments beyond your own where there are related topics – you can find the full timetable of lectures in all subjects here.

Lectures – are organised in departments, contact your department’s teaching office or the academic responsible for teaching in your department to ask about opportunities to deliver lectures. 

Supervisions (teaching groups of 2-6 students) – are primarily organised by Colleges, contact Directors of Studies in Colleges or lecturers in your department to ask about opportunities to run supervisions. 

More information about getting involved with teaching in Cambridge can be found on the PdOC website.

 

Teaching at the Institute of Continuing Education

The Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) runs courses for those working towards a degree, mid-career professionals, international students, and lifelong & later life learners.

ICE courses are taught by a panel of tutors, including Cambridge academics, academics from other universities, and professional experts.

They are keen to hear from postdocs interested in joining the tutor panels for their courses – email the ICE Academic Director in your discipline area if you are interested in getting involved.

 

Teaching training & support

The Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning supports staff who teach at the University by providing training, developing networks, and funding innovation.

Their list of short training courses and guidance related to teaching can be found here.

They also offer more intensive teaching development/accreditation programmes, including:

  • a new Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
  • the Teaching Associates’ Programme
  • a development course for newly appointed Lecturers.

CCTL provides information on the sources of funding offered by the University for staff who are interested in pursuing new teaching initiatives.

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