University College London (UCL), Mathematics

Position ID: 1002-PTAE [#14182]
Position Title: Postgraduate Teaching Assistant in Economics (Two Posts)
Position Location: London, London, City of, United Kingdom [map]
Application Deadline: 2019/08/04 (posted 2019/07/29, listed until 2020/01/29)
Position Description:    

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Department of Mathematics and Department of Statistical Science


Postgraduate Teaching Assistant in Economics (Two Posts)

Part Time : 9.975 (27.3%FTE)

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 5. The salary range will be £14.64 per hour, plus a market supplement of £12.54 per hour, inclusive of London Allowance.

The UCL Departments of Mathematics and Statistical Science invite applications from candidates for two part-time Postgraduate Teaching Assistants in Economics. One position is based in the Department of Mathematics, and the other is based in the Department of Statistical Science. The teaching assistants will carry out teaching and assessment of economics modules taken by students either jointly studying Mathematics with Economics or Statistics, and Economics degree programmes. The modules (Economics 1 – Combined Studies and Economics 2 – Combined Studies) contain elements of both microeconomics and macroeconomics taught at introductory and intermediate undergraduate levels.

The successful candidates will be employed part-time, for 390 hour hours over the period of the contract, from 1 October 2019 to 30 June 2020. The appointees will be expected to teach nine one-hour support classes (comprising approximately 20-25 students each) every other week during Terms 1 and 2 – a total of 90 hours of classes; to mark coursework assignments, hold regular office hours, and keep records of attendance and coursework marks. It is expected that the role will entail 390 hours in total for preparation, marking and teaching over the duration of the contract.

The successful candidates are expected to have a relevant undergraduate qualification in economics or a related subject, and the ability to teach and supervise undergraduate economics students. Excellent communication and organisational skills are required. Strong candidates will have a PhD (or be working towards a PhD) in Economics or a related subject, and have experience of HE level teaching and administration.

For further details about the vacancy and how to apply online please go to and search on Reference Number 1807837.

Informal enquiries regarding the vacancy may be addressed to Professor Afzal Siddiqui, email;, tel +44 (0) 20 7679 1871.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Adrianna Mickiewicz (

Closing Date: 4 August 2019

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

Interview Date: Late August

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

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

Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality.

This role does not meet the eligibility requirements for a tier 2 certificate of sponsorship under UK Visas and Immigration legislation. Therefore UCL will not be able to sponsor individuals who require right to work in the UK to carry out this role.

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