PGTAs - Science and Technology Studies

5 July 2024

Science and Technology are looking for PGTAs. Start date: 23 September 2024. Deadline to apply: 17:00, 9th August 2024


Department: Science and Technology Studies
Modules: Various - Please refer to the enclosed Job Description for details

Number of hours: Up to a maximum of 60 hours per module
Start date: 23 September 2024
Duration: Up to 1 year 

Grade: PGTA (Grade 6)
Location: London

Application deadline: 17:00, 9th August 2024

Job description

UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies seeks to appoint a number of Postgraduate Teaching Assistants for the 2024-25 academic session to assist with undergraduate and postgraduate taught modules.

The main duties of the post may include class teaching, any associated preparation, a weekly office hour, plus timely coursework marking and feedback. You may also be expected to mark examination scripts but payment for this will be extra and calculated on the number of scripts marked. Further particulars about the modules to be covered can be found online: www.ucl.ac.uk/sts/hpsc.

Please find further information 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

The successful candidates will be pursuing a postgraduate degree, preferably associated with UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies or studying a related subject. Previous teaching experience is an advantage.

All PGTAs must complete training within the UCL Arena One scheme, normally available in September. This will be in addition to guidance or mentoring provided by the department for their PGTAs.

How to apply

For previous applicants within the department, please contact giuseppe.larosa@ucl.ac.uk by close of business on 9 August 2024 to indicate the courses in order of preference (i.e. 1st, 2nd, 3rd). You are welcome to submit a new CV and covering letter, but this is not required.

For new applicants, please also supply a CV and covering letter of application. The covering letter must include the following: specification regarding the areas of teaching desired, relevant teaching experience, and a summary of your knowledge, skills and abilities as they relate to the person specification. Please identify your research specializations. Your CV should detail your completed degrees, details of any current employer, and details of recent past employment.

Please note that student numbers for individual modules are to be confirmed and the department will confirm appointments once this has been completed.