Employment opportunities

Find out about employment opportunities offered to our postgraduate students.

Calling for Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTA)

The Faculty of Business and Economics invites expressions of interest from postgraduate students for Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) positions in 2016.

Working as a GTA is an enjoyable and rewarding part of postgraduate study in the Faculty and is invaluable if you are looking to develop an academic career. You will usually run the tutorials associated with an undergraduate course, provide regular office hours to support your students, and mark assignments and examinations. In order to assist you in these activities you will receive valuable teacher training which will help to develop your longer term career ambitions.

You can find the undergraduate courses available for 2016 in our programmes and courses database.

If you are interested in a GTA role for Summer School, please ensure you submit your Expression of Interest as soon as possible.

Our programmes and courses database contains prescriptions of all approved courses however please check the department websites for individual course availability.      

The following guidelines apply

  • Enrolments are not finalised for 2016, so we are unable to guarantee employment.
  • GTAs supplement the teaching of permanent lecturers. They are expected to be a graduate and will normally be enrolled for a postgraduate qualification at the University, or will have finished their degree and be working for the remainder of the semester.
  • Positions are fixed-term and part-time. The priority is usually given to current graduate students. Exceptions require the approval of the Dean.
  • The number of tutorial groups offered in any given course depends on enrolment numbers.
  • Duties may include: teaching, marking, preparation, setting examinations or essays, delivery of a limited number of lectures and/or seminars and the associated preparation, attendance at training seminars, office hours, meetings and hours for administration and consultation.
  • Students in receipt of a scholarship must comply with the relevant scholarship regulations. In the event of a scholarship being awarded after the appointment date, the appointee must inform the Head of Disciplinary Area and the Scholarships Office.
  • PhD and Research MA students must consult their supervisor(s) about their interest in tutoring in 2016.

Resources provided for GTAs

  • Space for teaching preparation and marking and for consultation with students. This space may be shared with other tutors.
  • Access to a computer and access to the University staff email and mail system.
  • Access to a telephone within the School.
  • Access to stationery for job-related duties as required.
  • Access to office equipment as required.
  • Access to the Library as a staff member.
  • Teacher training development workshops with certification.

Apply now

If this sounds like something you would be interested in, please complete the Expression of Interest form found here.

If you have applied already for 2016 you don’t need to apply again.