Science and Technology Studies

9 July 2021

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UCL Science and Technology Studies is looking for PGTAs for 2021-22. Start date: September 2021. Deadline to apply: 20 July 2021


Department: UCL Science and Technology Studies
Modules: Various modules within the Department of Science and Technology Studies

Number of hours: Up to 60 hours
Start date: September 2021
Duration: Up to 1 year

Grade: 6
Location: TBC

Application deadline: 20 July 2021 at 17:00

Job description 

UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies seeks to appoint a number of Postgraduate Teaching Assistants for the 2021-22 academic session to assist with undergraduate and postgraduate taught modules. The purpose of a PGTA post is to support teaching, learning, and assessment activities within a module. 
The module tutor defines the specific activities of the role, based on local needs.

In general, the duties of a PGTA will involve:

  • Prepare and deliver seminars for modules (both online and in-person)
  • Contribute to marking of coursework
  • Hold one office hour weekly and respond to email queries from students within reasonable periods
  • Attend lectures for the modules taught (at discretion of module tutor)
  • Attend regular meetings with module tutor to discuss issues arising
  • Assist the module tutor with delivery of the course as otherwise required
  • Actively promote UCL policies, including Equal Opportunities

For the full job description and information about the modules available, please see:



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 20 July 2021 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
  • 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.