Graduate teaching Assistant (GTA4-CH 1122) . Job Reference: 1889141

University of Warwick
December 04, 2022
Offerd Salary:£23,715 - £27,131
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£23,715 - £27,131 per annum, pro rata


University of Warwick, Coventry

Vacancy Overview

Open to internal candidates.

All Graduate Teaching Assistants are University of Warwick students, mostly postgraduates, employed on a fixed-term basis to support academic staff at the University by performing face-to-face and/or remote teaching or teaching related duties in line with academic needs and student requirements. GTA positions provide a development opportunity for postgraduate students to enhance their teaching skills in preparation for more senior teaching posts in future and to achieve professional recognition.

GTAs will be employed at the University for a period of 2 years or until they graduate. The minimum assignment will be 20 hours of work within a single 10-week term of an academic year.

Postgraduate students must ensure that they receive permission from their PhD supervisor prior to accepting a GTA position, as well as understand their visa and funding limitations.

The role will provide significant experience of small/medium group teaching and support. Please detail in your application your relevant knowledge (e.g., undergraduate chemistry), any teaching experience and state any preferences for involvement with specific types/disciplines/level of teaching. If you have not previously held a teaching role at the University of Warwick, you may be invited to attend a short interview discussion.

GTA opportunities in Chemistry are available to demonstrate on Year 1, Year 2, Year 3 and PGT laboratory classes, support delivery of classroom-based workshops and undertake electronic marking, beginning in Term 2, 2022-23. Up to 15 positions available. We welcome applicants from all disciplines of chemistry and/or with chemistry-related backgrounds; and would particularly encourage those possessing synthetic (organic and/or inorganic) experience to apply to support laboratory teaching in these areas.

Job Description


To assist in the smooth and safe running of the undergraduate and postgraduate programme, to teach and assist undergraduate students in practical and theoretical aspects of the course. To supervise small groups of students and to provide appropriate advice and guidance in order to progress the student learning. To assess and offer feedback on students work, both practical and written.


• Teach students: in practical sessions and in other small group settings (e.g., PC based). • Assess students and/or give feedback: may include face-to-face feedback and written feedback against a pre-defined set of criteria. • Supervise small groups of students in practical tasks and projects. • Administer assessments directly related to any teaching appointments (e.g., record on moodle, tabula as required). • Provide students with on-going feedback, advice, and support to constructively foster deeper learning. • Collaborate with staff team to deliver teaching, assessment, administration, student support and progress monitoring as appropriate to the module. • Help to maintain a safe and effective working environment, including adherence to relevant health and safety regulations.

Administration and Other Activities: • Understand and observe relevant health and safety requirements and procedures, including adherence to local working practices. • Comply with deadlines/housekeeping arrangements for return of assessed work. • Undertake duties related to course administration, including but not limited to maintaining attendance records.

Person Specification

The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by (a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d) Presentation.

Essential Criteria 1

Good honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant scientific discipline (a)

Essential Criteria 2

Sufficient breadth and depth of knowledge of subject to deal with issues or queries raised by students (a)

Essential Criteria 3

Interpersonal and communication skills, notably an ability to explain and communicate problems, ideas, and concepts clearly and accessibly to students (a)(c)

Essential Criteria 4

An aptitude for applying teaching methods and techniques, and encouraging student participation in discussions (a)(c)

Essential Criteria 5

Understanding of equal opportunity issues as they may impact on areas of teaching (a)(c)

Essential Criteria 6

An ability to work within H&S compliance guidelines within relevant teaching environments (a)(c)

Desirable Criteria 1

Ability to instruct others in the effective and responsible use of instruments (a)(c)

Further Particulars

Right to work in the UK We wish to advise applicants that this role is not eligible for sponsorship for a Skilled Worker visa. If you do not yet have the right to work in the UK you will need to check the UK Government website page Apply for a UK visa to see if you are eligible to obtain right to work in the UK through one of the other UK immigration routes before you make your application.

Warwick is committed to building an organisation of mutual respect and dignity, promoting a welcoming, diverse and inclusive working and learning environment. We recognise that everyone is different in a variety of visible and non-visible ways, and that those differences are to be recognised, respected, and valued. Where possible, we go beyond legislation to provide a place where everyone can thrive, supporting all staff to achieve their full potential. We aspire to remove economic, social and cultural barriers that may otherwise prevent people from succeeding.

We therefore welcome and encourage applications from all communities regardless of culture, background, age, disability, sex/gender, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion/belief, or sexual or romantic orientation. To find out more about our social inclusion work at Warwick visit our webpages here.

For further information about the University of Warwick, please read our University Further Particulars.

For further information about the department, please visit the departmental website.

Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy

As an organisation using the (DBS) Disclosure and Barring Service to assess applicants' suitability for positions of trust, the University of Warwick complies with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed. More information is available on the University's Vacancy pages and applicants may request a copy of the DBS Code of Practice.

Closing Date

4 Dec 2022

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