Director, Cambridge Maths
Cambridge Assessment, a department of the University of Cambridge, incorporates three major exam boards. These deliver tests, qualifications and associated educational services in over 160 countries around the world. The brand has an unparalleled reputation for its evidence-based and research-led approach to all its products, services and developments.
Cambridge Maths is a new concept. It is a high-quality, research-based philosophy for teaching and assessing Maths, with application to real-world situations. The new Director will take an embryonic concept and refine and develop it through engagement with the extensive Maths community across and beyond Cambridge. The role will be based in one of the exam boards but the appointee will work in close collaboration with Maths experts across Cambridge Assessment, the University’s Maths and Education Departments, Cambridge University Press, and others. This is a role with a heavy external focus; the post holder will be responsible for selling the concept to a wide range of stakeholders in the UK and internationally.
Candidates will be academically credible in Maths, and respected by the Maths Education community. They will probably have taught Maths and/or researched Maths Education. They will have led complex projects involving multiple stakeholders. They must be persuasive communicators, with a passion for Maths and the ability to engage and enthuse both academic and lay audiences. Candidates should be self-starters with the imagination to take a concept and turn it into a powerful brand. They must be intellectually versatile and ideologically open-minded, with the political skills to align stakeholders with different interests behind a common vision.
This is an opportunity to drive a cross-University agenda to create a powerful differentiated approach to Maths Education which can be delivered through a range of products.