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Position: Postgraduate Teaching Assistant
Institution: University College London
Department: Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: To cooperate with the Director of School in the unit where candidates are allocated. To assist teaching fellows, module coordinators, and programme directors in delivering and developing course material as designated by the Director of School in the unit/module where candidates are allocated. To mentor students in designated areas of the candidate’s expertise. Regular meetings with the module coordinator or programme director to discuss any issues and problems arising. To uphold confidentiality in regards to student records, marks and extenuating circumstances and any other personally sensitive issues such as medical or other referrals
Requirements: To be eligible to apply, candidates will have successfully completed their upgrade from MPhil to PhD at the start of the module they wish to work on. Both full and part time students are eligible to apply. Each shortlisted candidate’s research supervisor will be asked to provide a short reference outlining the student’s research progress and his/her suitability to take on this extra commitment
   
Text: Postgraduate Teaching Assistant (PGTA), - Ref:1806564 Click here to go back to search results Apply Now UCL Department / Division Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) Location of position London Grade 5 Hours Part Time Hours per week (%FTE) Hours of work vary across modules, full details below. Salary (inclusive of London allowance) Appointments will be made on the Grade 5 payscale which ranges from ?12.88 to ?14.64 per hour (including London Allowance). Postholders will progress incrementally though the grade in subsequently years until the top of the scale is reached. Salary pro-rata for part time vacancies Duties and Responsibilities Duration: These appointments will be made on a fixed term basis. The duration for each role is different, but they typically last around one term length (10 weeks) plus a few weeks of marking. Applicants will be required to reapply to the scheme in future academic years. Hours per week (%FTE): Hours of work vary across modules. PGTAs will be paid for training, preparation time, attending lectures, office hours and marking. The estimated total teaching hours across each module (to include training, preparation, contact time, office hours and marking) is listed below. Payments will be spread evenly for the duration of each module and a separate record of hours worked will need to be kept. In previous years PGTAs have typically worked 40-80 hours on each module. All applicants will need to show evidence of their right to work, typically by bringing their passport or visa. Students on a Tier 4 visa must work within the guidelines specified in the terms set by The Home Office. Post holders can be expected to take on some or all of the following duties: To cooperate with the Director of School in the unit where candidates are allocated. To assist teaching fellows, module coordinators, and programme directors in delivering and developing course material as designated by the Director of School in the unit/module where candidates are allocated. To mentor students in designated areas of the candidate?s expertise. Regular meetings with the module coordinator or programme director to discuss any issues and problems arising. To uphold confidentiality in regards to student records, marks and extenuating circumstances and any other personally sensitive issues such as medical or other referrals. As duties and responsibilities change, the job description will be reviewed and amended in consultation with the post holder. The post holder will carry out any other duties that are within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job as requested by the line manager or Director of School. The post holder will actively follow UCL policies including Equal Opportunities and Race Equality policies. The post holder will maintain an awareness and observation of Fire and Health & Safety Regulations. Each post is unique and the duties will vary depending on arrangements of teaching in each school?s programme. Additional duties, in the spirit of the PGTA post, may include: Leading a student seminar or workshop Essay or coursework marking Offering students formative verbal or written feedback Holding office hours Offering administrative support Accompanying teaching staff and students on field trips Key Requirements To be eligible to apply, candidates will have successfully completed their upgrade from MPhil to PhD at the start of the module they wish to work on. Both full and part time students are eligible to apply. Each shortlisted candidate?s research supervisor will be asked to provide a short reference outlining the student?s research progress and his/her suitability to take on this extra commitment. Further Details Students may apply to assist on any of the modules, and only one application is required. Please complete the attached application form and submit it along with your CV to Carol Trent (c.trent@ucl.ac.uk) by the closing date and time. The appointments will be made on UCL?s salary structure at grade 5. Post holders will be paid for teaching preparation time and three hours of mandatory training, UCL Arena One Gateway Workshop. More information is available at: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/teaching-learning/professional-development/arena-one We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level. We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible. Closing Date 31 Jul 2019 Latest time for the submission of applications 17:00 Interview date TBC This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff. Please use these links to find out more about UCL working life including the benefits we offer and UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job. CASA Application form PGTA job description Apply Now
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