Teaching Associate in Fabrication (Workshop Skills, Model Making & Digital Manufacturing)

Applications are invited for a Teaching Associate to take up an appointment from September 2022. This is a permanent role within the department.

Based in our new Fabrication Laboratory, the Teaching Associate in Fabrication will provide specialist technical teaching and advice to students and researchers on design, and the specification of equipment, materials or components required to complete studio projects and coursework. They will be skilled and knowledgeable in the construction of models and prototypes in a variety of materials.

The Teaching Associate will play a central role in the development of project ideas and teaching for the new Design Tripos and supporting the existing Architecture degrees, liaising with colleagues to ensure that the teaching and assessment of the courses maximises the use of the Fabrication Laboratory and Workshop. This will include contributing to the design and set up of lab practical’s and demonstrations as required for component courses, such as ‘Structures’ and ‘Construction’. Within the department they will be expected to demonstrate the use of equipment, train students to use it and to give guidance on manufacturing options that could be used to produce complex models at all scales, taking into account time and financial constraints.

The Teaching Associate in Fabrication will lead our new Fabrication Laboratory, and will work with the department as we expand other areas of fabrication for the Design tripos. The Teaching Associate may be expected to recommend and commission new equipment for purchase.  Working alongside, and supervising as needed, our workshop technicians, they will be responsible for ordering and maintaining stores of materials and parts, and will ensure that machines are correctly maintained and all appropriate records kept. The post-holder will be expected to contribute to administrative duties, commensurate with the role, which may involve marking of examinations and involvement in the marking of studio work.

Candidates must be skilled in successfully developing and delivering teaching on or with specialist equipment at university level and have experience of developing teaching material. Candidates will be able to demonstrate successful skills in fabrication.

It is anticipated that candidates will have a good first degree in Art, Architecture or Engineering and will ideally have completed ARB RIBA Part 2 in Architecture or have equivalent demonstrable experience and/or a teaching qualification as appropriate.

The closing date for applications is midnight (BST) on Friday 26 August 2022. Interviews of short-listed candidates are expected to take place on 7 September. For queries about the application process, please contact the Schools HR Team on sahhr@admin.cam.ac.uk.

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Please quote reference GC32288 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.

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