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Teaching Assistant in Economics (Maternity Cover)
The Teaching Assistant will carry out teaching and assessment of the course ECON2601 (Economics 2 - Combined Studies), taken by second-year undergraduates pursuing BSc joint honours degrees within the Departments of Mathematics and Statistical Science.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach nine one-hour support classes (comprising approximately twenty students each) every other week during term time – a total of 90 hours of classes; to mark eight coursework assignments for each student; to offer regular office hours and to keep records of attendance and coursework marks. The role will entail a total of 368 hours of preparation, marking and teaching work over the entire contract.
Candidates must be able to demonstrate small-group teaching ability of undergraduate courses in Economics from a mathematical perspective to students with strong quantitative backgrounds. Excellent organisational and communication skills are essential. Applicants should hold a relevant undergraduate qualification in Economics (or a related subject) and ideally will be currently studying (or have studied) for a PhD in the same area.
The post is available from 1 October 2016 and is to
undertake specific maternity cover the duration of which is dependent
upon completion of the cover, return of the post holder or cessation of
the funding, whichever is soonest. In the first instance the cover is
estimated to be for 6 months.
Closing date: 23 June 2016