PGTA - Institute of the Americas

10 May 2024

The Institute of the Americas department are looking for PGTAs. Start date: 30 September 2024. Deadline to apply: 24 May 2024, 5pm.


Department: Institute of the Americas
Modules: Encountering the Americas (AMER0038), Introduction to Politics (AMER0039), The Making of Modern America, 1920-present (AMER0050), History and Politics of Latin America c1930 to the Present (AMER0074) and Research Methods (AMER0053)

Number of hours: See Job Description (varies depending on number of groups taught)
Start date: 30 September 2024
Duration: Up to 9 months

Grade: PGTA (Grade 6)
Location: London

Application deadline: 24 May 2024, 5pm.

Job description

PGTAs support teaching and learning on first and second year modules on the BA History and Politics of the Americas programme, working with the academic module convenor(s) through the delivery of small group teaching.

The main duties of the post are tutorial class teaching, regular meetings with the module convenor(s), provision of feedback to students, provision of weekly office hours, attendance reporting, and marking.

Further information can be found in the Job Description.

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

PGTAs must be educated to master's level (or equivalent experience) in a field related to History and Politics of the Americas, and working towards a relevant PhD. They will need specialist skills appropriate to the module(s) they are applying to teach.

How to apply

Applications should consist of:

  • CV
  • Covering letter detailing how you meet the person specification requirements of the role
  • Which modules you are most interested in teaching

Applications should be sent via email to Rachel Cronkshaw, r.cronkshaw@ucl.ac.uk by 5pm, 24 May 2024.

Interviews will be held in early June.

Priority will be given to students registered on a Research Degree in the Institute of the Americas and/or to those who have not yet had the opportunity to gain teaching experience within the department.