Graduate Teaching Assistants

The School of Education is looking to recruit GTAs to support the delivery of teaching and assessment throughout the academic year and across several PGT areas, including:

• Languages, Literature
• Teacher Education, Generic Educational Theory and Practices, Inclusive Education
• Community Learning, Museum Learning, Social Justice
• Educational Leadership, Educational Policy
• Psychological Studies

The School’s GTA opportunities are open to all current doctoral students within School of Education subject to approval by their Supervisor and the School of Education Director of PGR. Applications will also be accepted from University of Glasgow doctoral students outside of Education if they can demonstrate relevant knowledge, skills, and experience. Applicants must be keen and committed to supporting learning and teaching regardless of whether they have ever undertaken such work before. Applicants should actively consider their disciplinary and methodological knowledge, skills, and expertise, and how they align and support the opportunities that are available, which are issues that are considered during the selection process.

GTAs make a vital contribution to the School’s learning and teaching experience by supporting lecturers in their development of teaching materials and participating in the supervision of tutor led practical or lab-based work, advising on skills, methods, and techniques to assist with the transfer of knowledge. In fulfilling these core duties, GTAs interact closely with students and work in partnership with academic and administrative colleagues on many aspects of course delivery.

The School is seeking to recruit GTAs for the forthcoming 2021-2022 academic year. The GTA recruitment process will take place in 2 stages:

• Stage 1 - successful applicants will be selected based on their CV, covering letter and informal discussions with Programme Leaders. Contracts of employment will be offered that outline an initial minimum of 14 hours of employment to cover training and induction.
• Stage 2 - additional hours may be offered depending on the final student numbers for 2021-2022. Any additional hours offered will be confirmed in writing however we cannot guarantee that applicants will receive any additional hours at this stage.


To be considered for a GTA position within the School, applicants must submit the following:
• CV
• Covering letter explaining why the applicant feels they are suitable for the role and demonstrating point by point how they meet all of the essential requirements of the job as defined in the Job Description. Applicants should also indicate which PGT subject areas they are particularly interested in supporting.
• PGR Supervisor/PGR Director Approval Form

Applications should be sent to:

CLOSING DATE: Friday 30th July 2021
Once all the recruitment stages have been completed, successful applicants will receive a contract from Human Resources. However, contracts can only be sent out once all Right to Work checks have been completed. It is therefore ESSENTIAL that, if successful at Stage 1, applicants provide their Right to Work documentation. Contracts must be signed and returned to Human Resources promptly to ensure that successful appointees can start as planned and attend required induction and training activities.
A School GTA Induction event will be held during at a date to be confirmed. GTAs will be required to attend this event, at which they will be briefed on their working/employment arrangements, what the contract means for them, and what is expected of them in the GTA role.

Should you require any further information about this, please send your enquiry(s) to
For further information on the structure and nature of the courses, please consult the
University’s course catalogue (

First published: 7 July 2021

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