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2 July 2024

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Geography are looking for PGTAs. Start date: 1 September 2024. Deadline to apply: 12:00pm (midday), 16 July 2024.

UCL Scene 2

Department: Geography
Modules: Variable, please see PGTA Module List 2024/25  

Number of hours: Variable depending on the module(s) worked - please see PGTA Module List 2024/25 
Start date: 1 September 2024
Duration: Academic year 2024/25 – exact start date depends on module(s) being taught

Grade: PGTA (Grade 6)
Location: London

Application deadline: 12:00pm (midday), 16 July 2024

Job description

UCL Department of Geography is looking for expressions of interest for Postgraduate Teaching Assistants (PGTAs) in the 2024/25 academic year. PGTAs will be given training in support of their roles.

We are looking for PGTAs to teach on a wide range of modules. More information on each of the modules (i.e term and weeks taught, indicative hours of work available, an overview of the module and the essential and desirable skills required for the role) can be found via PGTA Module List 2024/25. Further information on each of the modules is also available via UCL’s Module Catalogue (search by module code/name). 

The purpose of these roles is to support teaching and learning in our modules working with the academic module coordinators. Responsibilities will vary depending on the module but duties may include:

  • Leading seminars by designing and preparing teaching material within the overall module framework through the delivery of small group teaching. This may involve proactively planning delivery of teaching under the guidance of the module tutor/programme director, generating material for tutorials and liaising with other members of the module team to share best practice and ensure consistency.
  • Supporting field-class activities (this may include travelling and staying away from home)
  • Contributing to and maintaining the Moodle online learning facilities including providing assistance to students via forums, chats, FAQ guides etc.
  • Marking formative assessments; generating and providing detailed written and oral feedback for students to ensure they clearly understand what is required of them. You may also respond to academic queries from students.
  • You may be required to view pre-recorded lectures and undertake readings associated with the relevant module(s), and/or attend seminars, as agreed with the module tutor/programme director.

Please see Job Description for more information. 

Key responsibilities

  • Teaching assistance through the facilitation of seminars and/or workshops;
  • Class preparation and meeting with lecturers/module organisers;
  • Laboratory demonstration;Marking students' work;
  • Giving feedback to students;
  • Attending fieldclasses

Requirements for role

Please see the Job Description for the pre-requisite skills and attributes necessary for all PGTAs. Please note that some modules do also require specialised knowledge and/or experience - please refer to the PGTA Module List 2024/25 which breaks down the specific knowledge and/or experience required each module before applying.

How to apply

Applications must be made by 12:00pm (midday), Tuesday 16th July 2024 via the PGTA Application Form 2024/25 linked in the Job Description

You will be asked to:

  • Provide your contact details
  • Select which module(s) you are applying for
  • Upload a brief CV
  • Upload a covering letter detailing how you meet the person specification and specific knowledge and/or experience required for the role
  • Upload evidence of your right to work in the UK (a list of suitable documents is available from the Right to Work Checklist)