This page share’s current vacancies in the foundation years sector. Please get in touch if you would like to list a relevant vacancy.


External Examiner
Durham University

Durham University’s Foundation Programme is seeking an External Examiner for its Science routes. The routes currently include:

BSc Geology
BSc Biological Sciences
BSc Computer Science
BSc Chemistry (2021/22 only)
BSc/BA Geography

We are looking for a candidate with expertise in teaching/convening similar subjects at Foundation level, alongside experience of working with a range of non-traditional students. As the Programme also includes a significant Mathematics element, an ideal candidate would also have some teaching experience in that area.

The post is for 4 -years, commencing immediately upon appointment.

Please refer to DCAD Foundation Programme website (https://www.dur.ac.uk/dcad/study/foundation/) for information on the Foundation Programme itself. Individual module descriptions can be accessed from the University website.

More information on the roles and responsibilities of external examiners at Durham University can be found here: https://www.dur.ac.uk/learningandteaching.handbook/section_10/5/

How to apply:

To apply, please submit a CV and a short covering letter to Zoe Harrison, DCAD Department Manager,  dcad.deptmanager@durham.ac.uk, with the subject line: ‘Foundation External Examiner Application’ by 10th December 2021.

All enquiries should also be directed to Zoe in the first instance.


Associate Lecturers
Buckinghamshire New University

Buckinghamshire New University in High Wycombe are putting together an International Foundation Year starting in January 2022. It will be accelerated and run to July. They are recruiting part-time Associate Lecturers and are looking for people with EAP/Foundation Year experience. More information and how to apply can be found here:

https://jobs.bucks.ac.uk/vacancy/associate-lecturers-international-foundation-year-465441.html


External Examiner
Newman University

Newman University are looking for a new External Examiner. Please see the message below from the Head of Introductory Programmes at Newman and contact Emma if you are interested. 

We are seeking an External Examiner for Newman University’s Foundation Year, starting September 2022. Newman’s Foundation Year has been running successfully since 2017, and offers pathways onto over twenty different degree programmes in Education, Humanities and the Social Sciences. For further information, please get in touch with Emma Folwell e.folwell@newman.ac.uk.  


External Examiner
University of Warwick

The University of Warwick seeks to appoint a new external examiner for the Social Science and Law course delivered to international students enrolled on the Warwick International Foundation Programme (Warwick IFP):

The appointment commences from the academic year 2021/22 through to 2025/26.

Applicants will be expected to have a relevant diploma-level teaching qualification or a subject-related postgraduate degree, and experience teaching at foundation and/ or undergraduate level.

Applicants should send a cover letter and a CV to wfs@warwick.ac.uk by 22 November 2021.


External Examiner in Foundation Health Sciences
Cardiff Metropolitan University

Cardiff Metropolitan University are looking for a new External Examiner for their Foundation in Health Sciences Programme. Details of the programme can be found on their website here.

The Programme Lead at Cardiff Met, Paul Foley (pfoley@cardiffmet.ac.uk) is happy to talk to anyone about the programme or the position. Paul has also said that the outgoing External Examiner for the programme is happy to chat with any prospective applicant who wants to know a bit more about the programme and the University from his perspective as outgoing EE. If you contact Paul he can put you in touch with the outgoing EE.