Senior Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA5-IB 0722) . Job Reference: 1886821

University of Warwick

United Kingdom

August 7, 2022

Description

Vacancy Type/Job category

Academic

Department

Warwick Business School

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

Fixed term position for 2 years or until you graduate.

The Behavioural Science Group at Warwick Business School is now recruiting for several Graduate Teaching Assistants for terms 1 and 2 2022-23 to work on the following modules and share marking of assessments with other members of relevant teaching teams:-

Term 1

• IB1500: Foundations of Data Analysis for Management Module leader Elizaveta (Liza) Konovalova This is an UG module for first year students providing a introduction to basic statistics and probability. Students learn now to conduct data analysis, and to critically assess reported quantitative information. Many of the students will be dealing with numbers for the first time in several years and lack confidence: applicants need to be able to support students with empathy and excellent communications skills, as well as stretching more capable students. You will take a share of the assessment marking during and after the module. Skills required: basic knowledge of statistics, confident communication skills.

• IB94X0 – Business Statistics Module Leader Tim Mullett For this Masters level module applicants need a good knowledge of statistics and particularly of R programming. Applicants must be able to respond to student questions quickly and effectively and troubleshoot any issues with R as they arise during the lab sessions. Skills required: Confident programmer with experience in R and knowledge of basic statistics.

Term 2

We realise that it is early to be planning commitments for 2023, but want potential applicants to be aware of these opportunities. Please put in your application so we know you are interested – we can commit to contracts at this stage:

• IB9AZ0-1 Fundamentals of Economic Behaviour Module Leader Zvi Safra This MSc level module aims to provide a comprehensive basic introduction to conventional microeconomics and to add some behavioural economics insights. It is intended for students who have little or no knowledge of economics before attending the module, but may also consolidate ideas for those with some prior knowledge. We are seeking one or two GTAs to work with the existing team, delivering seminars and marking a share of the assessments.

Skills required: a good knowledge of microeconomics and ideally previous teaching experience.

• IB9CS0: Big Data Analytics (Occasion 1) Module Leader Prof Neil Stewart • IB9KW0: Big Data Analytics (Occasion 1) We are seeking a team of lab demonstrators for these MSc level modules, to provide support in face-to-face lab sessions, providing online, and likely some face to face, office hours. You will also be supporting an online course forum and sharing marking of assessments.

You will be working with MSc students as they learn to mine online data, carry out basic data analyses, and eventually put together a small data science project. The students will have simple R exercises to complete, and you will help them learn how to resolve any problems they encounter. The students will also ask for guidance when implementing their projects in R. Many of the students will be learning to program for the first time.

Skills required: - Confident programmer with experience in R and knowledge of basic statistics, previous teaching experience ideally. You will attend the lectures in order to support the students effectively.

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In line with University guidance on teaching continuity please be aware that teaching provision will be face-to-face, although some may be online.

Please note that you must be based in the UK to carry out this work.

Please submit a CV and a supporting statement addressing how you meet the person specification. If you have worked with Behavioural Science Group before, please state this and the modules you worked on in your application.

The number of posts available will be dependent on student recruitment to relevant programmes and the availability of individual Graduate Teaching Assistants

If you have not taught previously at the University of Warwick you may be invited to attend an interview as part of the selection process.

Job Description

JOB DESRIPTION

The GTA role involves leading seminars, marking assessments, holding weekly advice and feedback hours for the majority of modules.

Teaching for 2022-23 will be a blend of face-to-face and online, depending on current restrictions. As a result, you must be present in the UK. The seminar and associated lecture content is determined and produced by the Module Leader, and the GTA for the module will support the delivery of that material in leading seminars.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Research and Scholarship - Reflect on practice and the development of own teaching and learning skills

Teaching and Learning Support - Teach tasks within a class, seminar, tutorial or equivalent context, in support of teaching for which members of the academic staff have primary responsibility, within an established programme of study. - Teach using a variety of teaching methods in the classroom within a syllabus as devised by academic staff - Develop own teaching methods and approaches - Develop supplementary teaching materials with appropriate guidance and support where required. - Ensure the content, methods of delivery and learning materials meet the defined learning objectives - Supervise the work of students where required by the department, providing advice on study and learning - Apply appropriate assessment methods and criteria, asses the work and progress of students undertake formal assessment of students which could include marking work applying academic judgment and integrity and knowledge of the area - Provide constructive oral and written feedback to students, possibly in one-to-one settings.

Administration and Other Activities - Undertake duties related to course administration, including but not limited to maintaining attendance records

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

Masters' 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 (a)

Essential Criteria 3

Sufficient breadth and depth of specialist knowledge and of teaching methods and techniques to work within disciplinary area with appropriate assistance and support (a, c)

Essential Criteria 4

Competence in teaching at an appropriate level (a, c)

Essential Criteria 5

Familiarity with a variety of strategies to promote and assess learning (a, c, d)

Essential Criteria 6

Understanding of equal opportunity issues as they may impact on areas of teaching (a, c)

Essential Criteria 7

High level of proficiency in English, sufficient to undertake teaching and administrative activities, and to communicate effectively with staff and students (a, c, d)

Essential Criteria 8

Proven competency in IT and familiarity with a computerised environment (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.

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.

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

Warwick Business School (WBS) is a world-class business school at the heart of a world-class University, challenging assumptions and championing business as a force for good. From the pioneering research we undertake, to the students we help to shape, we are for the Change Makers who will impact the world for the better.

We were the first UK business school to be triple accredited by the major bodies (EQUIS, AMBA, AACSB) and our courses consistently rank highly (our Distance Learning MBA is first in the world, our Executive MBA is ranked first in the UK and sixth in the world, and our MSc Management is ranked first in the UK and ninth in the world).

However, we're more than our rankings and we're proud to be different. We're down to earth and approachable, and we want WBS to feel like home to our students, our staff and our alumni community. We look to provide a stimulating and fulfilling work environment for all. One where you will feel supported and encouraged to grow professionally; developing your knowledge, skills, confidence and career.

Our Vision

Our vision is to be Europe's leading University-based business school, developing transformational ideas and people that shape how we do business. This vision is supported by our three-fold mission:

1. To develop cutting-edge research that leads debate and deepens our understanding of the practice of business and management. 2. To provide a transformational learning experience, enabling our stakeholders to realise their full potential. 3. To work in partnership with policy and practice, both in terms of our research and teaching activities, to catalyse the impact of our work.

Everything we do is underpinned by our CORE values and driven by a commitment to a Change Maker mindset. We look for this shared commitment across our staff and student community.

• Change Makers see the bigger picture. Thinking beyond themselves and their environment, they're open to other viewpoints and consider the ripple effect of what they do on a personal, social, and commercial level. They're driven by having the biggest positive impact and a focus on the greater good. • Change Makers challenge the norm. Challenging the status quo and not just accepting things at face value is when real impact and change can be delivered. • Change Makers have the drive as well as the vision. It's one thing having a vision but having the drive and work ethic to realise a vision is another matter. Change Makers relentlessly pursue every possible solution in order to achieve their goals.

Our CORE Values

• Curiosity. We challenge, we embrace different perspectives, and we think creatively to build our future. • Openness. We're open to different perspectives, talking to stakeholders, listening to feedback, embracing change and pushing forward for the better. • Restlessness. We're not satisfied with standing still, and never stop looking for ways to improve. Constantly evaluating, we don't stop when we've achieved one thing; we use all of our initiative, drive and resourcefulness to achieve more. • Excellence At a world class university and a globally recognised business school, excellence is a given. There are no half measures at WBS.

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

7 Aug 2022

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