Postgraduate Teaching Assistants (PGTAs)
Posts available for 2017-18 session
UCL Philosophy Department seeks to appoint a number of Postgraduate Teaching Assistants for the 2017-18 academic session to assist with various undergraduate taught modules.
The main duties of the post are class teaching and timely coursework / examination marking.
The successful candidates will be pursuing a postgraduate degree, preferably associated with UCL Philosophy Department, or studying a related subject. Previous teaching experience is an advantage, but is not necessary.
The appointments will be made on grade 5, point 16, of the UCL salary scale: (currently £12.72 per hour including London allowance). PGTAs will be paid for an initial training session, attendance at lectures, seminar preparation and teaching time, plus marking (marking is calculated based on assessment type and number of essays/scripts marked). Weekly pay will depend on the number of seminars taught and number of essays / examination scripts marked.
As an example, a PGTA taking two seminar groups for an introductory/intermediate level module could expect to be paid for 92.5 hours of teaching plus 10 hours of marking for the whole module.
Application is by brief academic CV and covering letter of application. The covering letter is to include the following:
· specification regarding the areas of teaching desired (preferably by identifying modules: see below)
· relevant teaching experience,
· summary of your knowledge, skills and abilities as they relate to the person specification,
· The ideal amount of teaching desired in terms 1 and 2 (note that this is intended to serve as a guide only: the amount of teaching offered cannot be guaranteed to match the ideal amount).
Please identify your research specialisations. Your CV should detail your completed degrees, details of current employer, and details of previous employment.
The closing date for application is Monday 3rd April (however late applications will be considered). It is expected that offers of PGTA appointments will begin to be made soon after the closing date. The panel may elect to interview shortlisted candidates. It may be possible for interviews to be conducted via Skype or telephone.
Send all materials to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by post to PGTA
Vacancies, UCL Philosophy Department, University College London, Gower Street,
London WC1E 6BT, UK.
In addition, UCL requires applications applying with CV to compete a standardised monitoring form which can be downloaded from: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/hr/docs/download_forms/recruitment_selection_I.doc
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Job Title: Postgraduate Teaching Assistant (PGTA)
Department: UCL Philosophy Department Salary Range and Grade: Grade 5 hour, point 16, (currently £12.72 p/h) inc. London allowance Responsible to: Professor José Zalabardo, Head of Department
Main Purpose, Duties and Responsibilities
To supplement academic lectures through the delivery of small group teaching for students taking modules in the UCL Philosophy Department.
The main duties of the post will involve:
· Preparing and leading seminars for one or more modules;
· Second marking of coursework during terms 1 and 2, and/or examination scripts (term 3);
· Attendance at lectures for the modules taught (unless waived by the lecturer in charge);
· Regular meetings with the module organiser to discuss issues arising;
· To actively follow and promote UCL policies, including Equal Opportunities.
Modules available for assistants
We anticipate seeking to appoint PGTAs to cover one or more of the following modules:
Applicants should identify the modules they feel qualified to assist. A prioritised list from applicants would help the panel in its deliberations.
PHIL1010 History of Philosophy I
PHIL1011 History of Philosophy II
PHIL1012 Knowledge and Reality
PHIL1013 Introduction to Logic 2
PHIL1014 Introduction to Logic 1
PHIL1015 Introduction to Moral Philosophy
PHIL1016 Introduction to Political Philosophy
PHIL1017 Philosophical Study Skills: Reading, Understanding, and Essay Writing
PHIL2031 Morality and Literature
PHIL2034 Philosophy of Mind
PHIL2045 Philosophy of Language
PHIL2048 Intermediate Logic
PHIL2053 Topics in Aristotle
PHIL3031 Global Justice and Health
PHIL3039 Early Wittgenstein
PHIL3040 Adorno: Art and Politics
PHIL3041 Advance Topics in Political Philosophy
PHIL3042 Topics in Greek Philosophy: Aristotle
PHIL3043 Making Sense of the Senses
PHIL3045 Advanced Class: Philosophy of Mind
PHIL3054 Philosophy of Religion
PHIL3062 Metaphysics of Science
PHIL3063 Epistemology of Disagreement
PHIL3067 Philosophy of Art
PHIL3082 Feminism and Philosophy
PHIL3083 Advanced Metaphysics
PHIL3084 20th Century Philosophy
PHIL3088 Formal Epistemology
PHIL3094 Philosophical Origins of Political Thought: Modern A
PHIL3097 Topics in Moral Psychology
PHIL3098 Linguistic semantics and the Philosophy of Language
Level 2 TBC History of Ethics
Level 2 TBC Matters of Life and Death
Level 3 TBC Advanced Topics in Moral Philosophy
Level 3 TBC Advanced Tutorial
ESPS7211 Why Democracy?
ESPS TBC Human Being and Citizen