Graduate Teaching Assistant

This is an excellent opportunity to pursue studies leading towards a PhD and to provide part-time teaching assistance (17.5 hours per week during term time).

This is an excellent opportunity to pursue studies leading towards a PhD and to provide part-time teaching assistance (17.5 hours per week during term time). The duties of the teaching will include delivery and preparation of teaching materials for students as well as demonstrating in practical classes and acting as seminar leaders. An interest in distance learning technology will be an advantage. Candidates are invited to submit their own research project description or contact academic staff to develop research proposals. Possible areas of research include: brain and cognitive development, cognitive neuroscience, computational modelling, and child, family and health psychology. The Department was ranked 5th in the UK in REF 2014

Please note that you must apply for the PhD programme through the Birkbeck website before the deadline, in addition to this application, for your overall application to be considered.

You will undertake training in teaching as deemed necessary by the Department and teach and provide tutorial assistance – providing classes, seminars – including undertaking the necessary preparation, assessment and marking of such teaching.

You will assist in the supervision of projects and participate in the assessment and examination of students.

You will be part of a thriving community of PhD students and researchers in the department, with opportunities to attend conferences, seminars and other activities.

You should be able to demonstrate research potential and contribute to the School’s research culture at postgraduate level and the ability to lecture effectively and to conduct seminars at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

We are looking for someone with good interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, the ability to relate to mature students with varying educational backgrounds and a willingness to teach in the evenings .

Qualifications: Good first degree (first or upper second) in Psychology. Candidates may required to register for an MRes prior to registering for a PhD if deemed necessary by the department.

Remuneration:

Grade 6 of the College’s London Pay Scale which is £33,836 rising to £38,594 per annum pro rata

The salary quoted will be pro-rata for this part time post and is on the College’s London Pay Scale which includes a consolidated Weighting/Allowance which applies only to staff whose normal contractual place of work is in the London area.

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