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Isaac Newton Trust Teaching Associate and Bye-Fellow in Economics

Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge invites applications for a one-year fixed-term post as Isaac Newton Trust Teaching Associate in Economics with effect from 1 October 2021. The successful candidate will be required to provide 200 hours of small-group teaching in Cambridge for undergraduates studying for the Economics Tripos (across 20 teaching weeks) and to take the role of Director of Studies for some or all of the College’s undergraduate students of Economics, participating in admissions, outreach and enrichment activities. Preference will be given to applicants able to teach Macroeconomics.

Candidates must have, or expect to obtain by the time they take up the post, a relevant post-graduate (PhD or equivalent) qualification. Relevant teaching experience is essential, as are the specialist subject knowledge and organisational and interpersonal skills required to offer academic guidance and support to undergraduates.

A stipend of £22,118 to £23,378 (subject to any 2021 cost-of-living adjustment) will be paid for the twelve-month fixed term, including a supplement for the role of Director of Studies. The stipend will be pensionable under USS. The research of the Teaching Associate will be supported by a research allowance from the Peter Selman Fund for Teaching and Research in Economics to cover research-related expenses of up to £1000.

The closing date for applications and references is 12 noon on Thursday 20 May 2021. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to submit a sample of written work (7,000-10,000 words) by 28 May, and invited for interview on or shortly after 3 June. Candidates should ask two referees to send their references to the Master ( by the closing date without waiting for a formal invitation from the College. Queries about the application process should be directed to the Master’s Assistant Alice Bevington (

Further Particulars

Equality and Diversity Form 

Anyone wishing to discuss the position informally is welcome to contact Dr Anna Watson, Senior College Teaching Officer in Economics (whose sabbatical leave it is designed to cover) on

Fitzwilliam College values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. Applications are welcome from everyone irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, pregnancy, maternity/paternity, marital status or civil partnership, race, national original, sexual orientation or any other protected characteristic.

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