Job Details

Graduate Teaching Assistant (0.5 FTE)

Reference Number
Gilmorehill Campus / Main Building
College / Service
Job Family
Research And Teaching
Position Type
Part Time
Salary Range

Job Purpose

The School of Law invites applications for this post from individuals who are registered or accepted for a PhD in the School of Law at the date of appointment. The role will combine part-time study for a funded PhD (over 5 years) with a 0.5 FTE appointment as a Graduate Teaching Assistant. Alongside delivery of teaching in Intellectual Property a key part of the role will be to collaborate with the Research Group in Intellectual Property in activities related to research income generation, publications, events and impact. 

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. To deliver a range of teaching and assessment activities, including tutorials directed towards the delivery of subjects at undergraduate level.
2. To contribute to the development of appropriate teaching materials to ensure content and methods of delivery meet learning objectives.

3. To participate in the assessment process, using a variety of methods and techniques and provide effective, timely and appropriate feedback to students to support their learning.

4. To participate in the supervision of practical work, advising on skills, methods and techniques to assist the transfer of knowledge.

5. To engage in professional development as appropriate and regularly update subject related knowledge base.

6. To undertake limited administrative duties as requested by the Head of Subject or Head of School.

7. To be familiar with subject-based pedagogy.

8. To engage in professional development to remain current and ensure application of recent advances in knowledge to teaching.

9. To provide academic support to a specified Research Group within the School of Law as directed by the Head of School so as to develop funded research projects, conferences and other research initiatives in line with the School’s research strategy. 

Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience



A1 Good Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 10 (Honours Degree) in subject or related area.
A2 Registered or accepted for a PhD in the School of Law as a Home/EU student at the date of appointment.



C1 Excellent communication skills, both orally and written.
C2 Excellent interpersonal skills and presentation skills.
C3 Time management skills.
C4 Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
C5 Ability to work with little supervision.
C6 Self-motivation.
C7 Ability to accept collegiate responsibilities and act accordingly.



F1 Teaching experience.
F2 Course administration experience.
F3 Research experience in related subject. 

Job Features

a) Deliver teaching for as allocated by the Head of School.
b) Develop and maintain involvement in teaching plans with respect to teaching developments on an ongoing basis throughout year.

Planning & Organising
a) Effective organisation skills to manage time and prioritise as appropriate teaching and administrative duties.
b) Responding to daily queries from subject staff/ students.
c) Plan and organise administrative duties on an ongoing basis.

a) Take decisions as appropriate in accordance with assessment processes, course content and committee advice.
b) Prioritise own work load.

Internal/External Relationships

a) Head of Subject/School for exchanging information and learning and teaching strategy.
b) Staff/ students to advise and motivate.
c) Students for teaching and learning support.
d) Academic support/ administrative services for appropriate advice and for exchanging information.
e) Student support services, to exchange information, refer/ support students.

f) Interaction with academic colleagues in other Universities, to exchange ideas and information about teaching practice
g) Research networks linked to the allocated Research Group

Problem Solving
Deal with problems/enquiries from students in subject area 

Standard Terms & Conditions

Terms and Conditions 
Salary will be on the University’s Research and Teaching Grade, level 6, £28,098 - £31,604 pro rata, per annum.
You must have registered or accepted for a PhD in the School of Law as a Home/EU student at the date of appointment - the role will combine part-time study for a funded PhD (over 5 years) with a 0.5 FTE appointment as a Graduate Teaching Assistant. 

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.
It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.
Vacancy reference: 019645, closing date: 5 March 2018. 
It is anticipated that interviews will be held on 20 March 2018.