Graduate Teaching Assistant in Computing

University of Northampton

United Kingdom

October 14, 2021


Graduate Teaching Assistant in Computing

Job Type

Part Time Fixed Term


£27,924 - £34,304 per annum pro rata


Waterside Campus

Closing Date


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  • 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.

    About you

    You should be a highly motivated individual, able to contribute teaching on Computing programmes.

    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
  • Desirable:

  • Master's degree in Computing or related discipline
  • Faculty

    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.

    About Us

    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 planet.

    Right to Work

    All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK at interview.


    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.