Senior Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA5-CW 0622) . Job Reference: 1885852

University of Warwick

United Kingdom

June 30, 2022

Description

Vacancy Type/Job category

Academic

Department

School for Creative Arts, Performance and Visual Cultures

Sub Department

Warwick Writing Programme

Salary

£27,116 - £30,497 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.

The School of Creative Arts, Performance and Visual Cultures is inviting applications for Graduate Teaching Assistants to support the delivery of the Warwick Writing Programme undergraduate teaching program in the academic years 2022-23 and 2023-24. The minimum assignment is 20 hours of work in a 10-week period within the period of the contract. In 2022-23, the modules requiring support are likely to be:

CW215 Composition and Creative Writing

CW201/301 Screenwriting

An overview of these modules can be found on the SCAPVC website: Course Structure.

Successful applicants will be required to complete the University of Warwick's Preparing to Teach in Higher Education course in the autumn term.

You must seek the approval of your PhD supervisor before applying for this role.

Your application should state which module(s) you are interested in teaching and explain your suitability for the Senior GTA role.

Interviews will take place online, date to be confirmed.

Once all recruitment stages have been completed offers will be made to successful candidates. You will be employed at the University on a Fixed Term Contract for a period of 2 years or until you graduate.

Responsible to: Head of Discipline or delegated authority

Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION

To assist in the smooth running of the undergraduate programme, to teach and assist undergraduate students in all aspects of the course. To teach small groups of students and to provide appropriate advice and guidance in order to progress student learning. To assess and offer feedback on students' work, both oral and written. A familiarity with the BA programme prior to interview would be valuable.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Research and Scholarship • Reflect on the role of your own research in the development of your teaching and learning skills

Teaching and Learning Support • Teach students: in seminar-based sessions and one-to-one supervision. • Assess students and/or give feedback: may include face-to-face feedback and written feedback against a pre-defined set of criteria, setting exam papers • Administer teaching, supervisions, and assessments. • Provide students with on-going feedback, advice and support and foster constructively critical approaches to academic discussion and learning. • Collaborate with staff team to deliver teaching, assessment, administration, and student support and progress monitoring as appropriate to the module. • Be attentive to issues individual students may face requiring pastoral care and liaise with personal tutors in the Unit to ensure that support is offered.

Administration and Other Activities • Understand and observe relevant health and safety requirements and procedures. • Comply with University deadlines and Unit processes for return of assessed work. • Undertake duties related to course administration including, but not limited to, maintaining module Moodles, reading lists, attendance records, etc.

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 or equivalent in a relevant area (a)

Essential Criteria 2

Knowledge acquired in the relevant academic discipline as part of appropriate postgraduate studies or equivalent (c)

Essential Criteria 3

An aptitude to demonstrate and communicate ideas, techniques and/or methods to students drawing on sufficient breadth and depth of specialist knowledge in the discipline (c)

Essential Criteria 4

Possess the skills and knowledge required to answer questions relating to the subject (c)

Essential Criteria 5

Experience of teaching or group facilitation (a)

Essential Criteria 6

An engagement with inclusive practices in teaching (a)

Desirable Criteria 1

Experience of effective administration (a)

Further Particulars

For further information about the University of Warwick, please read our University Further Particulars.

For further information about the School, please visit the School of Creative Arts, Performance and Visual Cultures at Warwick website.

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.

The University of Warwick provides an inclusive working and learning environment, recognising and respecting every individual's differences. We welcome applications from individuals who identify with any of the protected characteristics defined by the Equality Act 2010. To find out more about our social inclusion work at Warwick visit our webpages here

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

30 Jun 2022

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