PGTA - Department of Political Science

21 April 2023

This opportunity is no longer available

The Department of Political Science is looking for Senior PGTAs for the 2023-24 academic year. Start date: 1 September 2023 Deadline to apply Monday 8 May 2023 by 23:59 hours.


Department: Department of Political Science
Modules: The Ethics of Crime and Punishment (POLS0030), Foundations of Political Thought (POLS0061) and Ethics and Public Policy (POLS0063)

Number of hours: The number of hours to be worked each week will be agreed with the Senior PGTA according to their availability, but up to a maximum of 180 Hours in total for the academic year if a current full-time student.
Start date: 1 September 2023
Duration: Up to 6 months

Grade: PGTA (Grade 6)
Location: London (UCL Bloomsbury Campus)

Application deadline: Monday 8 May 2023 by 23:59 hours.

Job description 

Download the Job Description here.

The Department of Political Science wishes to appoint multiple Senior Postgraduate Teaching Assistants in Political Theory for the 2023/24 academic year. Module descriptions are available here.

The purpose of this job is to support teaching and learning in our modules, working with the academic module leads through the delivery of small group face-to-face teaching for students taking modules in the Political Science Department.

Main duties of the post include being the in-person seminar leader for seminar/s each week. Expect to generate weekly workshops, provide demonstrations, facilitate discussion, and answer questions for material presented in lectures.

Key responsibilities 

  • Teaching assistance through the facilitation of seminars and/or workshops
  • Class preparation and meeting with lecturers/module organisers
  • After-class contact time with students, including time-tabled office hours
  • Marking students' work
  • Giving feedback to students

Requirements for role 

The applicant must be a current PhD student in a relevant discipline.

The ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing, with students, academic and administrative staff at all levels and the ability to explain course material clearly to students is essential.

Previous experience teaching a similar module at university would be desirable.

How to apply 

To apply please upload a CV and cover letter, please state the modules you would like to teach on your cover letter. Please apply via this link