Senior Post Graduate Teaching Assistant in Public Policy x8

Political Science

UCL, Gower Street, London, UK


  • Posted on: 25th Nov 2021
  • Salary: £15.66 - £18.32 per hour
  • REF: 1880894
  • Closes: 07th December 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time, Part Time

Duties and Responsibilities

The Department of Political Science wishes to make an appointment for a Senior Postgraduate Teaching Assistant in Public Policy for the 2021/22 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 in January 2022.

The appointment will be available from 1st January 2022 until 30th June 2022 in the first instance.

Key Requirements

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 Public Policy or related disciplines. 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. Basic knowledge of public sector economics e.g. public goods, externalities, etc. is also essential.

Further Details

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 Now button below.

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:

UCL Taking Action for Equality

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Closing Date

7 Dec 2021

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