UCIL Graduate Teaching Assistants

UCIL Recruiting Graduate Teaching Assistants for Semester 2 2023

The University of Manchester University College for Interdisciplinary Learning is keen to hear from current PhD students who are interested in joining our pool of Graduate Teaching Assistants for two undergraduate course units in 2023: ‘Understanding China’s Rise’ and ‘Leadership in Action’. UCIL units are interdisciplinary and attract students from across the University. Applications from a broad range of discipline areas are welcome.

GTA responsibilities will vary depending on the unit, but typically involve responsibility for tutoring groups of undergraduate students, leading online discussion groups, assessing students' work, and conducting face-to-face tutorials for some units.

UCIL GTAs are employed on a semester by semester basis. The average weekly working hours will vary from unit to unit, but a minimum of 5 hours per week for 18 weeks will be paid. These units are conducted entirely online. All UCIL units use innovative teaching, learning and assessment methodologies and training will be provided.

The number of posts available, and allocation of GTAs to units, will be dependent on student numbers.

Before completing the online application form, please see the Further Details document which provides a general GTA person specification, the UCIL units recruiting GTAs for 2023, plus details for each unit of:

  • GTA roles and responsibilities
  • Unit delivery format (e.g. lecture based, online or blended)
  • Average hours/week
  • Interview dates – if known
  • Training dates – if known

Type of vacancy: Postgraduate part-time job

Degree required: Applicants should be studying towards, or have recently completed, a PhD in any discipline, unless otherwise specified in the Further Particulars. Applicants will need to have access to University systems for the duration of the academic year for which you are applying.

Hours and Salary: Payment is on the University of Manchester GTA pay scale, depending on experience. See the Further Particulars for details of the number of hours per week.

Location: Manchester

Skills required: Ideally some experience of teaching undergraduates and an interest in elearning. An interest in the topics explored in the UCIL Units for which you are applying and a passion for working with students is essential.

How to Apply:

Please complete the online application form.

The online application form will ask you to specify which UCIL units you are interested in applying for. You may not select more than 3 units for each semester.

Closing Date for Applications: 5pm GMT Thursday 15 December 2022.

For informal queries contact UCIL@manchester.ac.uk (0161 275 2851)