Vacancy Type/Job category
£23,715 - £27,131 per annum, pro rata
University of Warwick, Coventry
Open to internal candidates only.
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 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
GTAs will be employed at the University for a period of 2 years or until they
graduate and will be allocated a minimum of 20 hours of work in any one term
per any one academic year through the duration of their contract.
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 Maths department is recruiting for a number of FA4 Mathematics Supervisors
to support the learning of our first year students. MMath students form an
essential and respected part of the undergraduate teaching force in Warwick
Mathematics. Our students are of the highest calibre: most have 3 or 4 A's at
A-level and STEP. They expect and deserve good teaching. They also need the
support and encouragement of people who vividly remember how challenging
undergraduate mathematics can be. The Department requires well qualified
supervisors in order to provide this level of support and so a familiarity
with the subject areas is essential, which must be demonstrated by being in
the fourth year MMath student, an MMath graduate or an existing postgraduate
(research) student. We will, in exceptional cases, also accept applications
from other student if they can demonstrate the necessary background.
Supervisors teach first year students who take courses in Foundations,
Analysis, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, Geometry and Motion (or for
joint degree students Mathematical Analysis and Sets and Numbers in place of
Analysis and Foundations). Some revision supervisions, or supervisions for
students who need extra help, may be arranged at the discretion of the
Supervisions Coordinator (currently the Director of Undergraduate Studies).
You may be asked to help with Probability A and B by your supervisees, but you
would be under no obligation to do so and should concentrate on the core maths
modules first. For each group of supervisees we would typically expect up to
an additional 3 hours of marking/preparation/administration per group per
week, and up to 2 hours of marking/preparation/administration for joint degree
students per group per week.
Unless there are particular circumstances which make it not possible, it
expected that Graduate Teaching Assistants in the Mathematics department will
be willing and able to deliver supervisions both face-to-face and online.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Supervisors meet groups of 5 students, where this may be face to face or
online, to answer questions, discuss assignment problems, and stimulate
participation and debate. You will typically be asked to mark two or three
assignments per student per week. This must be done responsibly and promptly,
as in most subjects assessed work is worth 15% of the final mark. At the end
of each term you will be expected to complete a student report form on each of
your students. On a separate department form to apply for assignments you will
be able to specify your preferred number of contact hours per week, and
whether you prefer single honours maths students or joint degree students,
although it may not be possible to accommodate your wishes in all cases.
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)
Essential Criteria 1
PGR student in the Mathematics department, 4th year or graduated Warwick MMath
student or, exceptionally, 4th year student of a maths joint degree (c)
Essential Criteria 2
Sufficient breadth and depth of knowledge of subject to deal with issues or
queries raised by students (c)
Essential Criteria 3
Interpersonal and communication skills, notably an ability to explain and
communicate problems, ideas and concepts clearly and accessibly to students
Essential Criteria 4
An aptitude for applying teaching methods and techniques, and encouraging
student participation in discussions. (c)
Essential Criteria 5
Understanding of equal opportunity issues as they may impact on areas of
Essential Criteria 6
Unless there are particular circumstances which make it not possible for a
given applicant, it is expected that Graduate Teaching Assistants in the
Mathematics department will be willing to deliver teaching both face-to-face
and online (c)
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
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.
28 Sep 2022