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Opportunities to work with the University of Cumbria

Join The Project Management Education Team

Are you an experienced project management professional? Do you have proven expertise in project management, as a practitioner or trainer? Are you interested in enhancing the University of Cumbria’s ongoing work with industry partners? Why not join our dedicated team?

The University of Cumbria is a modern, ambitious, and thriving University. We are recognised as leaders in the delivery of project management education and qualifications, and building lasting relationships with both regional and national employers. The University of Cumbria Project Academy is leading the way for Cumbria to become a centre of excellence for project management education. 

To support our ongoing expansion, we are currently recruiting additional associate teachers and trainers to join our growing course delivery teams.

Working closely with key employers across private, public, and third sectors, from nuclear to health and construction to local government we have some fantastic opportunities for talented project professionals.


Part Time Teaching Associates

We are seeking experienced project managers or academics with project management related experience to join a pool of part time Teaching Associate staff who can contribute to teaching and assessment on a regular and an ad-hoc basis. From a practical perspective our modules generally span a period of 6-8 weeks with delivery being a single day each week (typically 9am to 4pm with delivery being online).

In addition to the one day of delivery each week for a module the Teaching Associate role will also require responding to student queries and providing feedback between teaching sessions as well as assessing work submitted. Full guidance on delivery using online tools will be provided for those new to academic practice and you will be supported whilst undertaking assessments.

If you feel you have something to offer our project management learners then please get in touch and then apply to become a Teaching Associate for the University from our vacancy page.

Contact Details for Academic Roles: Please email Charles Dobson, Principal Lecturer in Project Management & Industrial Skills, Institute of Business, Industry and Leadership, University of Cumbria.


Associate Tutors (CPD)

We are looking to strengthen our team of trainers and tutors supporting and delivering our rapidly growing CPD and professional courses in project management.

Our programme of short courses is growing, with increases in the portfolio of courses, the frequency of delivery, and geographical coverage. We want to expand our pool of tutors to support that growth. Our current focus is on delivering this portfolio, but there may also be opportunities to develop new courses to add to our portfolio.

Whether you currently work as a trainer and are ready to embrace a new challenge, or you have senior experience working in industry and are looking to share your knowledge and expertise, we are keen to hear from you.

Contact Details for CPD and Training Roles: If you would like to discuss this further, please contact Sylvia Grainger, Professional Development Manager, or Steff Hazlehurst, Operations Manager, by email in the first instance.

Or visit our associate vacancy page for further information and to register your interest by completing the on-line application form, which will request information about your preferences in relation to working pattern, location and academic specialism.

For more information on the University of Cumbria Project Academy, download the Project Academy - background information for candidates guide.

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