Senior Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA5-LN-260821) . Job Reference: 1879156

University of Warwick

United Kingdom

September 15, 2021


Vacancy Type/Job category



School of Modern Languages and Cultures


£27,116 - 30,497 per annum - pro rata


University of Warwick Coventry

Vacancy Overview

This position will be for a minimum of 20 hours per any one term per any one Academic year. It will be for a maximum of 2 years or until you graduate.

Start date 4 October 2021

The Hispanic Studies department of The School of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Warwick invites applications for Graduate Teaching Assistant positions available for the academic year 2021-2022. The department is likely to require support for the delivery of the following cultural module:

HP3xx: Post-dictatorship Culture in Argentina and Chile

In line with University guidance on teaching continuity for the upcoming academic year, please be aware that some teaching provision will be face-to- face whilst some could be online.

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 short supporting statement addressing how you meet the person specification.

Individuals who are applying to teach in SMLC for the first time upon being shortlisted may additionally be asked to attend a virtual interview panel. Once all recruitment stages have been completed, offers will be made to successful candidates.

Interview date TBC

Job Description


Undertake language and/or cultural module teaching tasks within a class, seminar, and tutorial or equivalent context in order to progress the student learning.


Research and Scholarship

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

Teaching and Learning Support

- Teach Spanish language and/or culture 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 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 area

- Provide constructive oral and written feedback to students, possibly in one to one sessions

Administrative and Other duties

- Undertake duties related to course administration but not limited to monitoring 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

Good honours degree (in a relevant area) (a,b)

Essential Criteria 2

Native or near-native proficiency in written and spoken Spanish (a,c)

Essential Criteria 3

Good interpersonal and communication skills; the ability to collaborate with colleagues in the delivery of teaching. (a,c)

Essential Criteria 4

Breadth and depth of knowledge of subject in order to deal with issues or queries raised by students (a,b,c)

Essential Criteria 5

Ability to explain and communicate complex problems, ideas and concepts clearly and effectively (a,b,c)

Essential Criteria 6

An aptitude for teaching, awareness of varied methods and techniques (a,b,c)

Essential Criteria 7

Knowledge or willingness to learn about the appropriate technology and media to enhance language learning both online and face-to-face. (a,b)

Essential Criteria 8

Career development and interest, teamwork and professional skills (a,b,c)

Desirable Criteria 1

Experience of delivering language teaching in an online environment (a)

Desirable Criteria 2

Current PhD student in SMLC (a)

Desirable Criteria 3

Experience of teaching Spanish language in an HE institution in the UK or overseas (a)

Further Particulars

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.

The term dates for the academic year are given below; it is important that you are available for the whole duration of the module you are recruited on and that you understand that there is a commitment to marking both formative and summative assessments extending into the Summer Term.

2021-22 Term Dates:

Autumn Term Monday 4 October 2021 to Saturday 11 December 2021

Spring Term Monday 10 January 2022 to Saturday 19 March 2022

Summer Term Monday 25 April 2022 to Saturday 2 July 2022

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.

Other Information

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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.

Closing Date

15 Sep 2021