UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction


New vacancies: Senior Postgraduate Teaching Assistants (SPGTA)

17 September 2020

The UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction is recruiting for a number of Senior Postgraduate Teaching Assistants (SPGTA) for the 2020/21 academic year.

we are recruiting

The purpose of the Senior Postgraduate Teaching Assistant role is to support teaching and learning in our modules, working with the academic modules tutors to support the delivery of teaching and assessment of assignments for students taking modules in the IRDR.

Specific duties are listed for the separate modules and roles, which can be found in the job specification (see link below) and teaching assistants will be given training in support of their roles.

PGTAs may be expected to be able to commit be present on the Bloomsbury campus during the terms for which teaching is allocated and during the examination period as required (please check individual module duties and responsibilities regarding this).


IRDR0001 - Natural and Anthropogenic Hazards and Vulnerability. Tutor: Joanna Faure Walker

IRDR0002 – Fundamentals of Emergency and Crisis Planning. Tutor: David Alexander

IRDR0004 – Data Analysis and Interpretation. Tutor: Patty Kostkova

IRDR005 Practice and Appraisal of Research. SW England Field Trip. Tutor: Peter Sammonds 

IRDR0006 Conflict, Humanitarianism and Disaster Risk Reduction. Tutor: Ilan Kelman

IRDR0007 – Space Weather and Technological Failures. Tutor: Peter Sammonds 

RDR0015 – Integrating Science into Risk and Disaster Reduction. Tutor: Joanna Faure Walker 

IRDR0016 – Gender, Conflict and Disaster. Tutor: Punam Yadav 

How to apply

If any of these roles appeal to you and you think you meet the person specification, please email the relevant Module Tutor confirming the following:

  1. Educated to Masters degree level (or having equivalent experience), in a field related to the subject matter being taught/ assessed.
  2. Working towards a relevant postgraduate degree (PhD)
  3. Effective working knowledge of any software specified in the task descriptions
  4. Specialist skills and knowledge appropriate to the course taught

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday 23rd September.  Any queries concerning pay and administration should be directed to the IRDR Interim Deputy Director, Lucy King

Download job description and person specification