Part-Time Teaching Opportunities 2014/15

Postgraduate Teaching Assistant opportunities for 2014/15

There will be opportunities for postgraduate Teaching Assistants during the 2014/15 academic year. All registered research students, whether part-time or full-time, are eligible to apply for these posts. Normally Teaching Assistants are in their 2nd or 3rd year of their degree, but in some circumstances, where new students have had teaching experience, they may be offered teaching in their first year. Students in their fourth year may also be allowed to teach at the discretion of their supervisor. The department is looking for TAs for the following courses:

First Year BA Core Course (two TAs for the year long course)

Suitable for 2nd year Research Students

Duties Hours (Autumn)
Attending lectures 10 10
Teaching Prep (reading, powerpoint, etc) 30 30
Running discussion groups 20 20
Marking coursework (calculated @ 30 mins/essay) 30 15
Coursework instruction and feedback
Coursework surgeries 4 2
  99 77

Total both terms 176 hours

First Year Foundation Course (one TA in autumn; one in spring term)

Suitable for 1st or 2nd year Research Students

Duties Hours
Attending lectures 20
Reading the course readings
Marking exams (1st marker of 60 scripts @ 15 mins/script)
2nd marking 60 exam scripts
Course administration

Total 55 hours

Second Year Gateway Courses (one TA in autumn; one in spring term)

Suitable for 2nd year Research Students

Duties Hours
Attending lectures 20
Moodle 5
Reading the course readings
Coursework marking, instruction and feedback
Marking coursework (1st marker of 50 essays @ 30 mins essay)
Second marking 50 coursework essays
Coursework surgeries (2 x 2 hours)
Marking exam scripts (1st marking 70 scripts @ 15 mins/script)
2nd marking
Course administration

Total 100 hours (90 hours if 2 TAs with Course Tutor taking over 20% of the marking)

Art in London Courses (designed for Affiliates and non History of Art UCL students – these are introductory first year level courses for non-History of Art students)

Suitable for 2nd and 3rd year Research Students

Duties Hours
Teach to course template with choice of specific objects and reading
Extra contact hours
Marking two essays/term (ca. 18 students)
Course preparation
Planning, training, briefing

Total 95 hours

Art in London Courses Normally Offered:

Renaissance Art in London (one TA for autumn; one for spring course)
17th & 18th C Art in London (one TA for autumn; one for spring course)
19th & 20th C Art in London (three TAs for autumn; three for spring term)
Architecture in London (one TA for autumn; one for spring term)

Payment will be on the UCL Grade 5 salary scale starting at Point 15 (currently £12.14 per hour). Information about briefing and training sessions to follow.

Applicants should complete an application form which must be signed by their supervisor confirming that undertaking the duties of TA will not adversely affect their research work. The application form should be sent to the Head of Department, Professor Frederic Schwartz via office pigeon hole or email by 12 noon Friday 2 may 2014.

We encourage all research students where possible to take advantage of the opportunity to teach and assist with teaching as this forms part of overall training. This will count towards research training credit as defined by the Graduate School.

Previous TAs should also submit an application if they wish to be considered again for next year.

Part-time Teaching Fellows

The department occasionally has opportunities for temporary part-time Teaching Fellows to teach a course to cover for a permanent member of staff on research-funded leave. These part-time teaching fellows would normally have completed their PhDs. These fractional temporary appointments are made on the UCL Grade 7 for Teaching Fellows, with contracts on a fixed-term basis for the period of teaching undertaken. If you would like to register your interest in part-time teaching within the department, please send your CV and covering letter to:

The Head of Department

History of Art Department

University College London

Gower Street

London WC1E 6BT

We will keep your details on file and contact should a suitable opportunity arise.


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