Senior Post Graduate Teaching Assistant in Human Rights – Political Theory

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Part time/ Full time: Part time – The number of hours to be worked each week will be agreed with the PGTA according to their availability, but up to a maximum of 180 hours in total for the academic year if a current full-time student

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 6.

The Department of Political Science wishes to make an appointment for a Senior Postgraduate Teaching Assistant in Human Rights Political Theory for the 2022/23 academic year. Module descriptions are available here:  The purpose of this job is to support teaching and learning in our modules, working with the academic modules leads through the delivery of small group face-to-face teaching for students taking modules in the Political Science Department. Main duties of the post include being the in-person seminar leader for seminar/s each week. Expect to generate weekly workshops, provide demonstrations, facilitate discussion, and answer questions for material presented in lecture. Please note teaching hours will be confirmed once an offer of employment has been made. Please also note the lecture and seminars will be held on Thursdays. The appointment will be available from 1st September 2022 until 28th February 2023 in the first instance.

Candidates must be educated to the Master degree level in the relevant field of the module being taught. The applicant must be a current PhD student in Human Rights. The ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing, with students, academic and administrative staff at all levels, excellent organisational and time management skills and the ability to explain course material clearly to students is essential.

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page. To apply for the vacancy please click on the ‘Apply’ button above. When applying please submit a cover letter and your CV and include your availability and preferred number of seminars per week. Further information on the Department of Political Science, including research clusters and teaching programmes, is available on our website ( For informal enquiries and queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact (email: The UCL Ways of Working for professional services supports colleagues to be successful and happy at UCL through sharing expectations around how we work – please see to find out more.

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC

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