Senior Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA5PX 0822) . Job Reference: 1887209

University of Warwick

United Kingdom

October 28, 2022





£27,929 - £31,411 per annum, pro rota


University of Warwick, Coventry

Vacancy Overview

Open to internal candidates only.

Applications are invited for Senior Graduate Teaching Assistants to assist with the Undergraduate teaching provision in Physics. This is the opportunity for postgraduate students to develop their teaching skills under the support and guidance of experienced Academics. Full training will be given and there is also the opportunity to apply for Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

We have a number of different roles available in Physics, across all years and a range of modules. These include tutorials in Physics, Maths or Computing Modules and teaching and demonstrating in Physics Labs. To support the successful delivery of undergraduate teaching and learning in the Department of Physics. These roles will all be face to face in 2022/23.

In order for us to allocate you to a suitable role, you are also required to complete the Physics GTA Selection Form, which can be found online Here

Job Description


To support the successful delivery of undergraduate teaching and learning in the Department of Physics.


- Provide teaching and learning support to small groups of undergraduate students. - With the support of the academic lead, undertaking marking of work and providing timely and suitable feedback to undergraduate students. - Develop supplementary teaching and learning materials where required. - Reflect on practice and the development of own teaching and learning skills - Ensuring good observance of health and safety requirements by self and others. - Undertake course administration such as monitoring attendance and inputting marks.

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 Physics or a related area. (A)

Essential Criteria 2

Good knowledge of the subject matter taught in Physics Modules. (A)

Essential Criteria 3

An aptitude to demonstrate and communicate ideas, techniques and methods to undergraduate students drawing on sufficient breadth and depth of specialist knowledge of Physics. (B)

Essential Criteria 4

Ability to adapt to the learning objectives and teaching and learning methods required by the academic responsible. (B)

Essential Criteria 5

Willingness to study for the Preparing to Teach in Higher Education Certificate. (A)

Essential Criteria 6

Understanding of equal opportunity issues as they may impact on areas of teaching. (B)

Desirable Criteria 1

Working towards a Physics PhD. (A)

Further Particulars

You must also complete the Physics GTA Selection Form

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.

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

28 Oct 2022

About the employer

The University of Warwick is a public research university on the outskirts of Coventry between the West Midlands and Warwickshire, England. The university was founded in 1965 as part of a government initiative to expand higher education. The Warwick Business...