Political Science

5 October 2021

This opportunity is no longer available

The department of Political Science is looking for PGTAs in Human Rights for 2021-22 academic year to start ASAP. Deadline to apply: 11 October 2021.


Department: Political Science
Modules: PUBL0018: Theoretical Foundations of Human Rights

Number of hours: TBC
Start date: ASAP
Duration: Up to 3 months

Grade: 6
Location: TBC

Application deadline:  11 October 2021 at 23:59

Job description 

The Department of Political Science wishes to appoint Postgraduate Teaching Assistants for Term 1 21/22 to support PUBL0018: Theoretical Foundations of Human Rights.

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

This core teaching in the 2021/22 academic session will be delivered face to face in a classroom setting and training and support to deliver face to face teaching will be provided. 

Main duties of the post include:

  • Being the seminar leader for two seminar each week
  • Expect to generate weekly workshops
  • Provide demonstrations
  • Facilitate discussion
  • Answer questions for material presented in lecture


Requirements for the role

  • We require someone to start ASAP, teaching occurs on Thursdays. 
  • We will require two seminars per week, prep and office hours will be included
  • Candidates must be educated to the Master degree level in the relevant field of the module being taught. 
  • The applicant must be a PhD student in a field related to the module being taught.
  • The ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing, with students, academic and administrative staff at all levels
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Ability to explain course material clearly to students is essential

How to apply   

Please could you provide a CV and a covering letter of no longer than 1 A4 side to Polsci.staffing@ucl.ac.uk by Monday 11th October 2021.

Further information on the Department of Political Science, including research clusters and teaching programmes, is available on our website (http://www.ucl.ac.uk/political-science).