Senior Tutor

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire (GB)
07 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
29 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Tutor

Murray Edwards College wishes to appoint an outstanding individual to the post of Senior Tutor, to oversee the management and delivery of its academic and pastoral provision for undergraduate and postgraduate students, and to take a leading role in continuing to define its academic environment. This is an exciting opportunity for an academic (from any discipline) who combines vision with high levels of interpersonal and organisational skills to make a major contribution to the continued development of the College, and the College would be supportive of candidates who wish to fulfil this role on a 75% basis in order to continue their research.

The College

Murray Edwards College was founded as New Hall in 1954 to bring more women of outstanding potential to Cambridge. In 2008 the name was changed to Murray Edwards College, following a generous endowment of £30 million from Ros Smith and Steve Edwards, to enable the College to continue to support women’s development. 

The College is committed to academic excellence across the disciplines for women from all backgrounds. As well as providing a wold class education as part of Cambridge University, the College seeks to encourage women’s aspirations and development, for example through the Gateway Programme.  The College is led by its fifth president, Dame Barbara Stocking, previously Chief Executive of Oxfam and an alumna of the College.  The student body includes approximately 375 undergraduate and 185 graduate students, with around 60 Fellows. The College has some 6,000 alumnae. The Fellowship, the majority of who are research and teaching Fellows, consists of both women and men in a wide range of disciplines.  

The Post

The Senior Tutor is responsible for the environment of the College as a place of excellence for undergraduate and graduate learning, for overseeing the management and delivery of all College teaching and for the support and guidance of Directors of Studies and Tutors. S/he is expected to review the academic needs and performance of the College and to lead its development as a centre of academic excellence across all disciplines. As an academic leader, the Senior Tutor needs to be a strong and credible advocate for the College within relevant intercollegiate and University fora and is expected to bring impartial analysis to all College and University academic matters, as well as demonstrate significant managerial and organisational skills. 

For further particulars of the role and details of the application process, please refer to the Murray Edwards College website:

Closing date for application documents is 12 noon Friday 29th June 2018. Interviews will be held at Murray Edwards College on Wednesday 11th July 2018. 

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