Teaching Associate in the Political Economy of Biomedicine (Part Time, Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 August 2026 in the first instance.

We are looking to recruit a part-time Teaching Associate in the Political Economy of Biomedicine from 2 January 2024 or as soon after as possible thereafter to provide teaching in the Department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge. This is a part-time role: 0.6 FTE (22.2 hours per week). 

The role holder’s duties will be:

– Teaching primarily on SOC9 Global Capitalism

– Deputy co-ordinator of SOC9

– Teaching on SOC13 Health, Medicine and Society

– Teaching on the MPhil in Sociology pathway in Political and Economic Sociology

– Teaching on the MPhil Health, Medicine and Society

– Leading seminars and classes on research methods or other topics to postgraduate students within the Department

General duties will include teaching, course development and examining. The Teaching Associate will be expected to support and maintain the Department’s and University’s national and international reputation for excellence in teaching.

You will have relevant teaching experience, hold a PhD in a relevant field (or have submitted your PhD thesis) and be able to demonstrate active, collegial engagement in research and teaching.

You will be an engaging and confident teacher at undergraduate and postgraduate level, or looking to develop postgraduate teaching skills. 

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.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please click on the apply button above.

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

The post is fixed term to 31 August 2026 (please note that the funding for this role has an end date of 31 August 2026 and the contract must finish by that date).

Please quote reference JM38811 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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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