Graduate Teaching Assistant - Mathematics
The post of Graduate Teaching Assistant - Mathematics is open to UoG
students currently undertaking PhD study at the University of Glasgow or have
completed PhD. This is a part time post working 4 hours per week.
To deliver activities in accordance with the remit of Student Learning
Development (SLD), including the key requirement to maintain its reputation
as a user-friendly, supportive service to help students throughout the
University of Glasgow as they seek to gain and apply skills in numeracy and
Main Duties and Responsibilities
1. To offer tailored tuition, advice and effective guidance through the
provision of individual appointments and drop-in sessions to students who fall
within the remit of the unit to support them to improve their numeracy and
mathematics skills. The post holder will assist the Mathematics and Statistics
Coordinator and the Mathematics Adviser in delivery of specialist mathematics
2. To provide students with help with non-assessed coursework and general
queries arising out of summative assessment (but not directly with
summatively assessed work e.g. projects).
3. To design and deliver small and/or large group seminars to support
students to improve their numeracy and mathematics skills.
4. To promote the Service at student induction events.
5. To identify key resources to assist students to develop numeracy and
mathematics skills, e.g. books, worksheets, briefing papers, on line-materials
and department-based course materials.
6. To undertake limited administrative duties as requested by the Mathematics
and Statistics Coordinator of Student Learning Development.
7. To contribute to the enhancement of the University's international profile
in line with the University's Strategic Plan, Glasgow 2020 – A Global Vision
https:// www. gla.ac.uk/media/media180610en.pdf
Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience
A1 A first degree in Mathematics or a numerate discipline with a substantial
A2 An understanding of the role of technology in supporting student learning
A3 Familiarity with virtual learning environments
A4 A firm understanding of the Mathematics taught at secondary school and/or
at Further Education colleges
B1 A postgraduate qualification in Mathematics or higher degree in a numerate
and/or scientific discipline (or equivalent)
B2 A postgraduate teaching qualification and/or Associate Fellowship or
Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy Experience of working in Higher
B3 Development of learning resources
C1 Ability to solve and explain mathematical problems confidently
C2 Able to deal professionally, confidently, sensitively and tactfully with
students in one-to-one and group settings
C3 Ability to work in a sensitive, ethical and legal manner with students in
accordance with all relevant legislation
C4 Working knowledge of relevant software packages and the ability to use them
effectively to support students
C5 Ability to produce creative learning materials to support the development
of students' academic skills relating to the Service's remit
C6 Excellent communication skills both oral and written
C7 Excellent interpersonal skills
C8 Ability to work independently and as part of a team
C9 Time management skills
C10 Ability to accept collegiate responsibilities and act accordingly
E1 Currently undertaking PhD study at the University of Glasgow or have
E2 Experience of delivering workshops, seminars, conducting one-to-one and
small group discussions
To help students throughout the University of Glasgow as they seek to gain and
apply skills in numeracy and mathematics.
To promote the Service at student induction events.
Support for students
To provide confidential one-to-one appointments to discuss students'
individual needs in relation to their need to improve their numeracy and
mathematical skills, and as directed by the Maths and Statistics Coordinator
of Student Learning Development, provide support at relevant group sessions
and/or drop-in sessions.
To develop resources for all undergraduate students to use to improve their
numeracy and statistical skills, liaising with the Maths and Statistics
Coordinator and the Mathematics Adviser to plan and design teaching modes and
materials, and to evaluate the effectiveness of the teaching. Administrative
To complete required records of contact with students.
Planning and Organising
Effective organisation skills to effectively manage time and prioritise as
appropriate for support and administrative duties. Reactive – respond to
queries from departmental staff/students. Weekly/monthly – student contact
planning, organisation and materials generation. Planning and organisation of
work with the Maths and Statistics Coordinator, and the Maths Adviser of
Student Learning Development. Plan and organise administrative duties on an
Take decisions as appropriate with guidance from the Maths and Statistics
Coordinator and the Maths Adviser of Student Learning Development. Prioritise
own work within parameters agreed with the Maths and Statistics Coordinator of
Student Learning Development.
Internal Students who fall within the remit of the Service. Student support
services where appropriate.
External N/A (such liaison would be via the Maths and Statistics
Act as a point of contact for problems/enquiries from students relating to the
Terms and conditions
Salary will be on the University's Research and Teaching Grade 6, £29,614
-£33,309 per annum.
ECDP 1+ year ONLY.
The successful applicant of this post will be enrolled onto the University's
Early Career Development Programme (ECDP). This will provide you as an early
career academic staff member to be developed and supported over a specified
timeframe to facilitate the advancement of your academic career.
Information on the programme can be found on our website at:
https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/humanresources/all/pay/ecdp/
New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period
of 6 months.
The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities'
Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available
from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions
relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.
Relocation assistance will be provided where appropriate.
All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical
trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to
be managed through the
University's relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in
accordance with the University Court's policies.
It is the University of Glasgow's mission to foster an inclusive climate,
which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching
We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and
flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the
organisation in promoting gender equality.
The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.
Closing date 23 September 2021
Vacancy Ref : 065972 Close Date : 23-Sep-2021 23:45