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Supervision of undergraduate students at Cambridge Judge Business School

Undergraduate students’ supervisions typically entail one-hour sessions with a small group of undergraduate students, who are asked to prepare a given task (for example, a question taken from a past exam) in advance. The purpose of the sessions is to support, encourage and challenge students during the course of their studies. 

MST students are expected to meet a supervisor four times during the course of each module, and supervisors are expected to look after (at least) four or five groups of students at a time. In line with this, candidates to this job need to be ready to commit to (at least) 16 hours per term to hold supervisions plus preparation time. Supervisors are briefed by the relevant module leader and given access to the course materials for planning purposes, ahead of the supervision sessions. At the end of the term, the students’ colleges remunerate the supervisors for each supervision report submitted. 

If you would like to supervise Management Studies Tripos students at CJBS, please check the eligibility criteria per module given below. Note that this opportunity is only open to University of Cambridge PhD students (and PostDocs). Previous experience is desirable but not essential, as training is available from the Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning (CCTL). You may contact the Management Studies Tripos programme team at [email protected] if you have any queries.

If you meet any of the eligibility criteria below and are interested in this opportunity, please apply via our online form:

Apply to supervise CJBS undergraduates

Eligibility criteria

Corporate Finance

Required knowledge

Sound knowledge of capital structure decisions, investment decisions with debt financing, and corporate valuations and its applications in various context in finance such as mergers and acquisitions and leverage buy-outs.

Required competencies and skills

Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively to students. Good interpersonal skills. Interest in helping others learn and debate.

Desired experience

Current PhD or PostDoc in finance or a related subject area. Previous experience teaching small groups at HE level will be an advantage, especially in a teaching associate capacity.


Economics of Firms & Markets

Required knowledge

Intermediate microeconomics.

Required competencies and skills

Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively to students. Good interpersonal skills. Interest in helping others learn and debate.

Desired experience

Current PhD or PostDoc in economics or related fields. Previous experience teaching small groups at HE level will be an advantage, especially in a teaching associate capacity.


Environment & Sustainability

Required knowledge

Sound knowledge of environment, technology and sustainability in the context of economic and social development, the management of natural resources and critical infrastructure and national and international governance and institutions.

Required competencies and skills

Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively to students. Good interpersonal skills. Interest in helping others learn and debate.

Desired experience

Current PhD or PostDoc in economics, policy or a related subject area. Previous experience teaching small groups at HE level will be an advantage, especially in a teaching associate capacity.


Finance & Accounting

Required knowledge

Sound knowledge of finance and/or accounting.

Required competencies and skills

Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively to students. Good interpersonal skills. Interest in helping others learn and debate.

Desired experience

Current PhD or PostDoc in accounting and/or finance fields. Previous experience teaching small groups at HE level will be an advantage, especially in a teaching associate capacity.


Macroeconomics

Required knowledge

Sound knowledge of macroeconomic theory and policy.

Required competencies and skills

Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively to students. Good interpersonal skills. Interest in helping others learn and debate.

Desired experience

Current PhD or PostDoc in economics, policy or a related subject area. Previous experience teaching small groups at HE level will be an advantage, especially in a teaching associate capacity.


Marketing

Required knowledge

Sound knowledge of marketing frameworks and core topics in marketing, including consumer behavior, STP, branding, marketing mix strategy, etc.

Required competencies and skills

Ability to explain complex ideas effectively to students, good interpersonal skills. Interest in helping others learn and debate.

Desired experience

Current PhD or PostDoc in marketing, business management or related subject area. Previous experience teaching small groups at HE level will be an advantage, especially in a teaching associate capacity.


Organisational Behaviour

Required knowledge

Masters or PhD-level knowledge of core topics of OB or social psychology (e.g. culture, creativity, leadership).

Required competencies and skills

Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively to students. Good interpersonal skills. Interest in helping others learn and debate.

Desired experience

Current PhD or PostDoc in the field of organisational behaviour or in the related fields, such as social psychology and sociology. Previous experience teaching small groups at HE level will be an advantage, especially in a teaching associate capacity.


Quantitative Methods

Required knowledge

Sound knowledge of business statistics (confidence intervals and hypothesis testing, simple and multiple regression) and mathematical modelling (Monte Carlo simulation, decision tree, linear programming, portfolio management and machine learning).

Required competencies and skills

Ability to communicate well with students and to interpret quantiative analysis and results in the language of business. Proficient in using Microsoft Excel.

Desired experience

Current PhD or PostDoc in the fields of engineering, maths or statistics (perhaps economics). Previous experience teaching small groups at HE level will be an advantage, especially in a teaching associate capacity.


Strategic Management

Required knowledge

Sound knowledge of strategy-making, including industry analysis, growth, structure, corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, competitive dynamics of network industries, competing in the face of technological discontinuities and convergence, and blue ocean strategies.

Required competencies and skills

Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively to students. Good interpersonal skills. Interest in helping others learn and debate.

Desired experience

Current PhD or PostDoc in business innovation, strategy and/or organisations. Previous experience teaching small groups at HE level will be an advantage, especially in a teaching associate capacity.