Graduate Teaching Assistant in Computing
Part Time Fixed Term
£27,924 - £34,304 per annum pro rata
JD - Graduate Teaching Assistant Computing.pdf
About the Job
Part time: 0.5 FTE (18.5 hours per week)
Fixed term for up to 4 years
The Technology Subject Area is looking for an enthusiastic and committed
individual who can contribute to our teaching and related activities in
support our MSc/BEng/BSc Computing provision.
As well as making a full contribution to the teaching of computing and related
activities across the undergraduate and possibly postgraduate levels, you may
be expected to contribute to other areas of activity in the Faculty of Arts,
Science and Technology.
This post will maintain a teaching commitment as required by the Subject
Leader and Dean of Faculty, including preparation and delivery of teaching
materials as appropriate, preparation and assessment of coursework produced by
students and preparation and marking of examinations. The successful candidate
will be registered for a PhD (or MSc) with the Faculty.
You should be a highly motivated individual, able to contribute teaching on
A willingness and ability to teach on a range of Computing “core” modules
would be expected.
Additionally, the successful applicant will also be expected to contribute to
one or more specific teaching areas, and these are Software Engineering,
Computer Networks, Databases, Web Technology & Security. Other areas include
Computer Systems Engineering, and Embedded Systems. You should have a relevant
UK degree in Computing, Business Computing or Games.
Please note: You must be a recent graduate of BSc Computing or equivalent
(Conditional on graduating ≤ 6 years, attained 1 or 2:1) or a current BSc
Computing or equivalent (Conditional on attaining 1 or 2:1).
Undergraduate degree in Computing with a classification of 2:1 or higher
Master's degree in Computing or related discipline
The Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology is a world leading specialist
institution for the study of vertical transportation technology, non-
destructive testing, leather and biomaterials technology, sports science,
games design and technology and resource efficiency. The Faculty is based at
the purpose-built Waterside Campus. We are proud of our curriculum portfolio
that has been tailored to meet industry demand. The Faculty has an expanding
research portfolio and has ambitious plans to increase research activity,
including further collaborative bids in the Faculties key subject areas.
The University of Northampton's focus is on a personalised learning experience
for our students to augment this approach further we have adopted an ‘Active
Blended Learning' (ABL) approach which places greater emphasis on student-
centred activities that support the development of subject knowledge,
understanding, independent learning and digital fluency. Successful candidates
for academic posts at the University of Northampton will be expected to adopt
ABL as standard in their teaching practice.
This is an exciting time to join our University following our relocation in
September 2018 to a new purpose-built, town-centre campus designed to adapt to
21st century teaching and the ABL model. We are looking to recruit individuals
who share our passion for innovation, creativity and social impact and who
will play a key role as we realise our ambition of transforming lives for the
better and inspiring positive change.
The University of Northampton is one of only two Ashoka U Changemaker Campuses
in the UK, and in 2017 was awarded the Social Enterprise Gold Mark, an
independent guarantee that we have proven to our employees, students and
stakeholders that we are committed to continuous improvement across our
business in order to consistently deliver a positive impact on people and
Right to Work
All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK
We are proud of our diverse student population and applications from Black
Asian Minority Ethnic student grow year on year. Equality and the promotion of
inclusion are a key value that we are proud to promote. To embed this across
the University, to achieve diversity amongst its staff and to improve staff
representation, we would like to encourage applications from women, people
living with disabilities, and those from the LGBT+ and Black, Asian and
Minority Ethnic communities.