Vacancy Type/Job category
School of Law
£26,715 - £30,046 per annum, pro-rota
University of Warwick - Coventry
OPEN TO INTERNAL CANDIDATES ONLY
Start Date - 4 October 2021
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
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.
Warwick Law School is seeking to recruit up to 8 Graduate Teaching Assistants
to contribution to its distinctive internationalist and ‘law in context'
approach to legal scholarship. Your application should include a CV with any
relevant experience, alongside your application form. A willingness and
ability to contribute to student experience, and to discharge administrative
and pastoral duties appropriate for appointment at this level, is essential.
Candidates are needed to teach seminars in:
Constitutional and Administrative
Contract (possibly 2 roles)
International Economic Law
Location: Coventry. It is a condition of the Terms and Conditions of
Employment that you must live within a reasonable travelling distance of your
place of work in order to fulfil all of the duties and responsibilities of
Interview Date - 7 July 2021
Undertake teaching tasks within a class, seminar, and tutorial or equivalent
context in order to progress the student learning.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES
Reflect on practice and the development of own teaching and learning skills.
• Teach tasks within a class, seminar, tutorial or equivalent, with support
from members of the academic staff, 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 that 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, assess the work and
progress of students.
• Undertake formal assessment of students which could include setting and
marking work applying academic judgement and integrity and knowledge of the
• Provide constructive oral and written feedback to students, possibly in one-
Administration and Other Activities:
Undertake duties related to course administration, including but not limited
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)
Essential Criteria 1
Good honours degree. (a)
Essential Criteria 2
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral, written and IT);
ability to explain and communicate problems, ideas and concepts clearly. (a)
Essential Criteria 3
Knowledge acquired in the relevant academic discipline as part of appropriate,
postgraduate studies or equivalent (a) (c)
Essential Criteria 4
Breadth and depth of knowledge of subject in order to deal with issues or
queries raised by students. An aptitude to demonstrate and communicate ideas,
Essential Criteria 5
techniques and/or methods to students drawing on sufficient breadth and depth
of specialist knowledge in the discipline (a) (c)
Essential Criteria 6
An aptitude for teaching, awareness of varied methods and techniques. (a)
Essential Criteria 7
Sensitivity to diversity in learner styles and types, and in assessment (a)
Essential Criteria 8
Understanding of issues related to confidentiality and wellbeing. (a) (c)
Essential Criteria 9
Career development and interest, teamwork and professional skills (a) (c).
Essential Criteria 10
Marking of scripts to address the need for clarity and positive feedback to
individual students. (a) (c)
Essential Criteria 11
An ability to work collaboratively and effectively with academic and
administrative colleagues, and with colleagues outside the University to
promote collegiality. (a) (c)
Desirable Criteria 1
Completion (or near completion) of Warwick's Academic and Professional
Pathway for Postgraduate Researchers who Teach (APP PGR), or equivalent
teaching qualification. (a)
About Warwick Law School
Founded in 1968, Warwick Law School is proud of its pluralist approach to
legal scholarship. The School offers the LLB, LLB with German or French Law,
joint degrees with Sociology and Business Studies, a joint degree in Politics,
Philosophy and Law, and joint degrees with any of the Humanities or Social
Sciences. Masters programmes include International Economic Law, International
Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, International Development Law
and Human Rights, International Commercial Law, and Advanced Legal Studies.
The quality of our teaching has been recognised with two National Teaching
Fellowships and a number of Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence. We are
committed to innovative and high quality teaching within a broad and
contextual curriculum. We are currently planning a new undergraduate
curriculum, which will take our critical and contextual approach to the next
As set out on our website, the School hosts four Research Centres, is part of
two cross-disciplinary Centres, and there are several research clusters. We
have a thriving body of research students and post-doctoral researchers
working across all these areas.Research conducted within the Law School is
internationally excellent and often world-leading. The School was ranked 10th
overall in the UK in REF 2014, coming 6th for research environment and 7th for
the quality of its published research. Reflective of our ‘law in context'
ethos, we are committed to maximizing the impact of our research through
public engagement and activities designed to generate social and legal change.
Equality, diversity and inclusion:
Warwick Law School is highly diverse. Around 40% of our undergraduates, and
over 60% of our postgraduates, are international (including from the EU).
Over 60% of our undergraduates, and nearly 80% of our postgraduates, identify
as BAME. Warwick Law School values widening participation, and 10-15 percent
of our undergraduates come to us on contextual offers. Our staff also come
from many different countries and backgrounds, and we are keen to diversify
our School further in this and in future appointment rounds.
Athena SWAN Bronze Award
At Warwick Law School we are committed to supporting staff to achieve their
potential. The School currently holds the Athena SWAN Bronze Award and the
University of Warwick holds an Institutional Silver Award: a national
initiative that recognizes the advancement of gender equality, representation,
progression and success for all in academia. We are supportive of staff with
caring responsibilities including generous
carers'/maternity/paternity/adoption/parental leave policies, onsite childcare
facilities and the childcare vouchers scheme. 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
Informal inquiries can be made, in the first instance by email, to Dr Illan
Wall, Director of Teaching Allocation:
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.
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