Information Studies


Postgraduate Teaching Assistants (Undergraduate Teaching), - Ref:1661341 

Hours         As and When

Salary        £12.40 - £14.11 per hour (inclusive of London allowance)

Application deadline: 30 September 2017

Duties and Responsibilities

The Department of Information Studies is looking for a number of Postgraduate Teaching Assistants (PGTAs) for its undergraduate courses in programming, information systems, web technologies, database systems and the Semantic Web. PGTAs will run computer practical classes each week in term-time, during which they will answer questions relating to material presented in the week’s lecture. The number of practicals to be led varies for each course and will be confirmed before teaching begins. The post holder will maintain an up-to-date register of attendance for all practical sessions. Liaising regularly with the Course Tutor regarding the content and progress of the computer practicals will be required. PGTAs will also normally assist the Course Tutors in marking student assessments (full guidance will be provided).

Key requirements

Working as a PGTA provides a valuable introduction to university teaching. The successful candidates should have a degree in Computer Science or a related subject (2:1 or higher). 

Appointments are for 12 months , covering the 2017-18 academic year.

Further details

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

Applications should be made through the UCL online system - vacancy ref. 1661341

Applicants should submit their CV and ensure that their personal statement clearly outlines any relevant teaching experience.

Enquiries may be directed to Dr Karen Stepanyan (DIS Undergraduate Co-Ordinator) – k.stepanyan@ucl.ac.uk

For general queries regarding the application process, please contact Kerstin Michaels (DIS Departmental Manager) – k.michaels@ucl.ac.uk

Job description