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Foundation Year


External Examiner for the University of Cambridge Foundation Year (Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences)

The University of Cambridge is seeking to appoint an External Examiner for the new Foundation Year in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences programme which begins in October 2022. Expressions of interest or informal enquiries are invited to Dr Alex Pryce (Foundation Year Course Director) at by 1 June 2022.

The key responsibilities for this role are to:

  • act in a moderating capacity;
  • provide an independent assessment of academic standards;
  • comment on the validity of the examination process.

The appointee will be a member of the Foundation Year’s Board of Examiners and play an essential part in ensuring that formal procedures are adhered to, that the standards of awards in Cambridge are comparable to those elsewhere, and in suggesting improvements to the examination process. The External Examiner is also a member of the Foundation Year Management Committee.

The External Examiner will be appointed for one year at a time but may be reappointed.

We would welcome expressions of interest from persons of seniority who have appropriate experience and/or knowledge of arts, humanities and social sciences at Level 4 or other foundation level provision. The appointment would be subject to avoiding potential conflicts of interest and appointees would be expected to follow the Guidance by the General Board on the arrangements for External Examiners for taught courses.

Payment for the role is based on an hourly rate at Point 49 on the University’s Salary Scale. On the basis that the role is expected to take 29.2 hours, this would reflect payment of £723.21.


Other vacancies

There are currently no other vacancies on the University of Cambridge Foundation Year.

Available Outreach roles are advertised here.  

Vacancies for roles elsewhere within the University of Cambridge may be found here.