Teaching Assistants (TAs) will supplement academic lectures through the delivery of group teaching and associated duties for students taking modules in the School of Management. Associated duties may include marking of coursework and exams.
The post holder will report to the leader of the module/s they are supporting.
A TA may be involved in one or more of the following activities:
- Teaching assistance through the facilitation of seminars and/or workshops
- Class preparation and meeting with lecturers/module organisers
- After-class contact time with students, including time-tabled office hours
- Coursework and/or examination marking. (This may include marking for modules not taught on by a TA.) Marking duties include attendance at co-ordination meetings as required and are paid at different rates depending on type and length of scripts marked.
- Dissertation supervision at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level(s)
- To maintain records to monitor student progress, achievement and attendance
- Weekly office hour(s) for student enquiries in the term taught plus additional hours in term 3 prior to the examination
- Examination marking duties corresponding to half the examination marking load of a full-time member of staff
- Attendance in lectures for the courses taught
- Regular meetings with the module leader to discuss arising issues and problems
- Class teaching (in groups of approximately 15 - 25 students) for one or more course modules
- To uphold confidentiality in regards to students records and marks
- Actively following UCL policies, including equality and diversity
- Maintaining an awareness and observation of fire, health and safety regulations
- Marking of coursework submitted for the classes taught using solutions provided by the module leader
- Carrying out other duties within the scope, spirit and purpose of the role, as requested by the Head of Department
It is anticipated that a significant number of TAs will be involved in both teaching and marking. There will, however, be some opportunities for duties involving teaching only, and/or marking only. The department will make every effort to match the allocation of teaching and/or other duties to an individual’s experience, and to take account of any preferences regarding individual modules and specific duties stated at the time of application. Once appointed, TAs will be expected to show reasonable flexibility in accepting the class teaching they are allocated. Also, since the number of students on some modules is not known until after the start of term, the department reserves the right to make last-minute adjustments to teaching loads or timetables, marking and other duties.
The appointment will be available from 28 September 2020 to 30 June 2021 on an as & when basis.
To be considered, please apply online using the links below;
For enquiries about the application process, please contact Dee Chambers on firstname.lastname@example.org.We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level. Our department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality. This role does not meet the eligibility requirements for a tier 2 certificate of sponsorship under UK Visas and Immigration legislation. Therefore UCL will not be able to sponsor individuals who require right to work in the UK to carry out this role.