Applications for title of Associate Lecturer are considered on an annual basis.
The 2018 Applications Round closed on 20 June 2018.
For any queries relating to the Associate Lecturer process, please contact Celia Burns, PA to the Secretary of the Faculty Board of Clinical Medicine at FacultySec@medschl.cam.ac.uk.
The title of Associate Lecturer is awarded to individuals who make a significant contribution to University teaching but do not hold any University Office. This may be either clinical medical student or graduate student teaching (for examle, delivering material for taught masters courses), or a combination of both. The title is awarded by the Faculty of Clinical Medicine Selection Committee. The Faculty Board of Clinical Medicine manages the criteria and eligibility within guidelines set by the University’s General Board.
- Membership of Regent House
- Eligibility for college membership
- University Library membership
- University E-mail address and other computing facilities
Criteria for Appointment
The duties of an Associate Lecturer, as defined by Statutes and Ordinances of the University of Cambridge (Statute D), are:
- to advance knowledge in his/her subject;
- to instruct students;
- to promote not less than 16 hours of lectures or their equivalent per academic year
Those applying on the basis of clinical medical student teaching must be consultants based at Cambridge University Hospitals or one of the regional partner NHS Trusts, or GPs at practices which teach University of Cambridge medical students. It would normally be expected that the 16 hours of lectures (or equivalent) would be over and above routine teaching in clinical environments such as on wards and in outpatients.
The period of tenure is up to five years and is renewable on the same terms. Appointments will cease upon retirement of an individual from their substantive employment or if they cease to be employed by one of the partner Trusts or GP practices that teach University of Cambridge medical students.
Applications for the title are considered annually in September by the Selection Committee of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine. Prospective applicants should already be making and be able to demonstrate the required contribution to teaching.
In the case of applications based wholly or in part on clinical medical student teaching, prospective applicants should review the undergraduate Clinical Course information published on the Clinical School website at http://www.medschl.cam.ac.uk/education/courses.
In the case of applications based wholly or in part on the teaching of Graduate Students, prospective applicants should familiarise themselves with the materials published on the website of the Graduate School of Life Sciences (http://www.gradschl.lifesci.cam.ac.uk/).
Applicants should have undertaken Equality and Diversity training (either through the University or the NHS) within the last three years. Applicants teaching clinical students would normally be expected to have completed as a minimum the Addenbrooke’s Training the Trainers course and the Education Supervisor Programme, or equivalent courses elsewhere.
Please note that applicants are responsible for uploading relevant documentation, including scanned letters of support signed by appropriate individuals. A template letter of support is available in the side bar of this page.
Application information for Associate Lectureships will be processed in accordance with the University’s policy at https://www.hr.admin.cam.ac.uk/hr-staff/hr-data/applicant-data.
General information on how the University handles personal data is available at https://www.information-compliance.admin.cam.ac.uk/data-protection/general-data.
Personal information relating to successful applicants for Associate Lectureships will be processed in accordance with the University’s policy at https://www.hr.admin.cam.ac.uk/hr-staff/hr-data/how-we-handle-your-personal-data.
Personal information relating to unsuccessful applicants for Associate Lectureships will be retained for fifteen months and then destroyed.