Graduate Teaching Assistant- Faculty of Social Sciences
Fixed term until 27th August 2021
Graduate Teaching Assistants – Making a real difference to student transition and learning experience.
“Since starting as a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) in September 2018, I have thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The GTA programme is innovative and clearly highly regarded by students and staff alike. As a result, I would highly recommend any students interested in teaching, or who enjoy working with people, apply for these positions – it’s highly competitive for a reason!” Daniel, GTA.
The University of Wolverhampton has recruited over 120 GTAs over 5 cohorts, all ex-students of this University; supporting its strategy to be the “University of Opportunity”. Could this be you?
The traineeship scheme is available to recent University of Wolverhampton undergraduates (completed between June 2018 and August 2019) and it will offer the opportunity to gain employment experience in an academic support role, for a two year fixed period.
The scheme will include a professional development programme leading to the award of PGCE(M) in Post Compulsory Education. GTAs will be trained to teach in Further Education and will also have the opportunity to contribute to teaching in our partner colleges and family schools. GTAs will have an outreach function supporting schools and colleges’ activities. As part of the PGCE programme you will be required to teach/have student contact and have assessed lesson observations.
The Graduate Teaching Assistant will assist academic staff in providing a high quality student experience, which adds value to all stages of the learning experience. The post will provide additional support for our current students, which will include teaching at level 3 and 4, face to face drop in sessions, on-line support and providing assistance to students with their writing, technical and study skills. GTAs will help to support students during the transition into Higher Education.
The post will provide inter-semester academic support for recruitment, UCAS clearing and outreach activities. The posts will build upon the University’s culture in which students are recognised as lifelong partners in the vibrant university community and education processes.
The scheme is seeking to recruit recent undergraduate who will be looking for a career pathway into the post compulsory education sector, enhancing links and helping to build on the University’s presence within our regional colleges and schools.
Applicants will have a University of Wolverhampton recent good honours degree, or equivalent, in a discipline relevant to the areas they will be working in, proven communication, presentation and organisation skills, an understanding and awareness of the UK Post Compulsory System, and of the issues that may arise in such an environment. Successful applicant would be required to complete the PGCE(M) in order to fulfil the role. We are looking for potential applicants that have enthusiasm and desire to become the ‘teachers’ of the future.
“What I loved most about the GTA role is that it urged me to think about teaching and learning in a very real way. I cannot emphasise enough how much I value those critical moments in the classroom that comes from sharing ideas and skills with students” Ameena, GTA Alumni, now Academic Coach.
We have 20 vacancies across all four of our faculties, specifically targeting the follow subject areas:
Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing
SENDIS and Education Studies
Public Health/Health Studies
Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Social Sciences
Criminology and Criminal Justice
Business Accounting/International Business/
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Applicants should submit their application using the reference number for the faculty they are interested in working in.
Informal queries can be directed to GTAenquiries@wlv.ac.uk
The University of Wolverhampton values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.