Senior Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA5-CS 1122) . Job Reference: 1889154

University of Warwick
December 05, 2022
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Offerd Salary:£27,929 - £31,411
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Vacancy Type/Job category

Academic

Department

Computer Science

Salary

£27,929 - £31,411 per annum, pro rata

Location

University of Warwick, Coventry

Vacancy Overview

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 professional recognition.

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.

Fixed term position for 2 years or until you graduate.

The Department of Computer Science is looking to appoint Assistant Tutors for different modules to support the teaching activities of the department.

We are looking for candidates with expertise in Computer Science and related areas to teach the following modules: TERM 2CS126 – Design for Information Structures CS131 – Mathematics for Computer Scientists II CS133 – Professional Skills CS136 – Discrete Mathematics and its Applications II CS139 – Web Development Technologies CS141 – Functional Programming CS254 – Algorithmic Graph Theory CS259 – Formal Languages CS261 – Software Engineering CS262 – Logic and Verification CS249 – Digital Communications and Signal Processing CS257 – Advanced Computer Architecture CS356 – Approximation and Randomised Algorithms CS313 – Mobile Robotics CS331 – Neural Computing CS346 – Advanced Databases CS349 – Principles of Programming Languages CS355 – Digital Forensics CS402 – High Performance Computing CS404 – Agent Based Systems CS419 – Quantum Computing CS909 – Data Mining CS904 – Computational Biology CS918 – Natural Language Processing

As a TA you will be employed at Associate Tutor Level and will have the opportunity to acquire and use skills in a range of teaching and learning activities, such as face to face and online seminar/lab tutoring, and student support in general. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who are passionate about teaching and student engagement. The department values diversity, aims to challenge discrimination, and promotes equality. We are committed to strengthening our equality and diversity agenda both in relation to our community (students and staff), our research, and our curricula.

Please submit a CV and a brief supporting statement addressing how you meet the person specification, expressing a preference for the module you wish to teach.

Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION

To support the successful delivery of teaching activities and coursework assessment in the department.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

- Maintain a broad knowledge of the subject - Contribute to the implementation of teaching activities - Help with the delivery of labs and seminars - With appropriate support, provide feedback to students

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 in a relevant area (a)

Essential Criteria 2

Ability to teach UG and MSc students in online and face to face tutorials, seminars and labs (a)

Essential Criteria 3

Effective communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to explain and communicate problems, ideas and concepts to UG students (a)

Essential Criteria 4

Ability to work independently and as part of a team (a)

Essential Criteria 5

Ability to adapt to the learning objectives and teaching and learning methods emphasized by the academic responsible (a)

Essential Criteria 6

Working towards a PhD in Computer Science or a related area (a)

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

5 Dec 2022

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