UCL Philosophy


PGTA Vacancies 2024

UCL Philosophy Department seeks to appoint a number of Postgraduate Teaching Assistants for the 2024-25 academic session to assist with various undergraduate taught modules.

The main duties of the post are class teaching and timely coursework / examination marking, including the provision of detailed written feedback for coursework assignments and essays.
The successful candidates will be pursuing a postgraduate degree, preferably associated with UCL Philosophy Department, or studying/ have studied a related subject. Previous teaching experience is an advantage, but is not necessary.

The appointments will be made on Grade 6, spine point 22, of the UCL salary scale (currently £18.18 per hour including London allowance). PGTAs will be paid for an initial training session, meetings with the course convenor/ module leader, attendance at lectures, seminar preparation and teaching time, plus marking of both formative and summative essays (marking is calculated based on assessment type and number of essays/scripts marked). Weekly pay will depend on the number of seminars taught and number of essays / examination scripts marked. Holiday pay will also be paid. Payments are processed a month in arrears.

As an example, a PGTA taking two seminar groups for an introductory/intermediate level module could expect to be paid for around 81 hours of teaching, training, preparation, etc. plus for around 16-24 hours of marking (depending on the number of papers or scripts marked, and their length) for the whole module, plus holiday pay.

Application is via the online form which also requires a brief academic CV. Your CV should detail your research specialisations, completed degrees, details of current employer and details of previous employment.

You can include a brief covering letter include the following if you think this will be helpful in addition to your CV. This letter should indicate:
•    relevant teaching experience (no more than half a page), 
•    summary of your knowledge, skills and abilities as they relate to the person specification (no more than half a page),
The closing date for application is Monday 15th July (late applications may still be considered). It is expected that offers of PGTA appointments will begin to be made soon after the closing date. The panel may elect to interview shortlisted candidates. It may be possible for interviews to be conducted via Zoom or telephone. 

Please submit all materials via this online MS web form (which requires your UCL log-in details):
On this form you can specify your preferred modules and the total number of seminar groups each term that would like to teach.
If you do not have a UCL log in to complete the form please email your CV and cover letter to
r.edwards@ucl.ac.uk specifying the modules you are interested in from our BA module list on our website.

Please note that students who are Tier 4 visa holders working at UCL will be required to complete timesheets as per the UCL Immigration Compliance Tier 4 Student & Sponsor Responsibilities.

The full Job Description with Personal Specification is availiable here (PDF file).