Graduate Teaching Assistant (808)

Graduate Teaching Assistant

We seek talented, passionate candidates to undertake PhD research in computer science and provide assistance to academic staff in a part-time Graduate Teaching Assistant role. The post holder will be registered as a research (PhD) student within the Department for the period of employment with registration fees waived.

Salary range
33,836 rising to 38,594 per annum pro rata
Contract type
Fixed term
Mode
Part time
Grade
6
Business Unit (dept)
Department of Computer Science & Information Systems
Closing Date
02/05/2021
Ref No
808
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We seek talented, passionate candidates to undertake PhD research in computer science and provide assistance to academic staff in a part-time Graduate Teaching Assistant role. The post holder will be registered as a research (PhD) student within the Department for the period of employment with registration fees waived.

As a Graduate Teaching Assistant, you will:

  • Pursue research study towards a PhD thesis.
  • Provide assistance to staff involved in teaching, including supporting classes and leading seminar discussions in person or online.
  • Support students in developing their research projects, and teach students how to approach research.
  • Supervise Masters dissertation projects and participate in the assessment and examination of students.
  • Undertake administration related to the above to ensure the effective running of programmes.

To be successful in this role, you will be able to:

  • demonstrate the potential to conduct high-quality research in computer science
  • support teaching effectively at the undergraduate and postgraduate level both in person and online
  • demonstrate good organisational and administrative skills

Moreover, you will:

  • Have obtained a good first degree or masters in a discipline relevant to computer science
  • Be eligible for acceptance to the MPhil/PhD in the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems
  • Submitted an application to the department’s MPhil/PhD including an original research proposal

For further details regarding admission to our research study programme including details on how to develop a research proposal, please consult the detailed guide available online via the link below
https://www.dcs.bbk.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-research/mphil-phd-in-computer-science-and-information-systems/

Birkbeck is a world-class research and teaching institution, a vibrant centre of academic engagement and excellence and London's only specialist provider of evening higher education. We are based in the heart of Bloomsbury and London's Knowledge Quarter in close proximity to the British Library, British Museum and other University of London colleges. The Department of Computer Science and Information Systems (CSIS) is a world-class centre of expertise in algorithms, data analytics, data management, experimental data science, knowledge representation, and program verification. We engage in a broad spectrum of both fundamental and applied research, host two research centres, the Birkbeck Institute of Data Analytics (www.bida.bbk.ac.uk) and the Birkbeck Knowledge Lab (http://klab.bbk.ac.uk), and are a core partner in the recently founded national Institute of Coding (www.dcs.bbk.ac.uk/about/institute-of-coding).

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.

Enquiries:

If you would like to know more about the role please click on apply below or contact Professor George Roussos, Assistant Dean (Computer Science and Information Systems), via G.Roussos@bbk.ac.uk.

If you have technical issues or difficulties using the recruitment portal please contact jobs@bbk.ac.uk, providing your name and the job reference number of the position.

While we are happy to respond to all informal enquiries, only formal applications through the online system will be considered.

Birkbeck offers a competitive salary and pension scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements and some of the most generous benefits in the HE sector, all while being located right in the heart of Central London.

We welcome applicants from all sections of the community. The College is committed to improving the gender and cultural diversity of its workforce, holding an Athena SWAN award, membership of WISE, operating Disability Confident & Mindful Employer schemes.