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Graduate Teaching Assistant for the MSc Urban Development Planning

The Graduate Teaching Assistant provides support to the Course Directors of the MSc Urban Development Planning (UDP) course for academic administration, and basic academic inputs into the programme. Candidates need to be educated to Masters level in a subject related to the work of the Development Planning Unit. They need to demonstrate good interpersonal skills and excellent administrative and organisational skills, in particular a good knowledge of computer software. The Graduate Teaching Assistant will also help to manage IT systems involved in the web-based elements of the course.

Full job description and application process available here

Sierra Leone Urban Research Centre Vacancies

The Sierra Leone Urban Research Centre (SLURC) based in Freetown is a globally connected urban research centre. It was created through a partnership between Njala University and University College London. The centre aims at building the research and analysis capacity of urban stakeholders in Sierra Leone; making urban knowledge available and accessible to those who need it, prioritizing the residents of informal settlements and their organisations; and delivering world leading research in order to influence the country’s urban policy and practice. SLURC is now recruiting.

There are currently two vacancies at SLURC. Further details are available here. The full job descriptions are available through the links below:

HOW TO APPLY: Download the full Job Description and Person Specification from following link and read them carefully. www.slurc.org/jobs-advert.html. Please submit: (1) a covering letter (max 2 pages) explaining which position you are applying for, your motivations to apply for the post and how your experience and skills fulfil the person specifications, (2) a CV, and (3) contact details for two referees (we will not contact them without your permission). Applications need to be submitted by email to Dr Ibrahim Bun Kamara, email: email: i.kamara@ucl.ac.uk with in copy Dr Joseph Macarthy, email: jm72macarthy@yahoo.com by 30th November. The subject of the email should indicate: SLURC application and the position for which you are applying.

The candidate will need to be available for interviews in Freetown in the week starting on Monday 5th December 2016. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Bartlett Postgraduate Teaching Assistants

The Bartlett is committed to offering teaching assistant experience through a postgraduate teaching assistant (PGTA) programme. For the 2015–16 academic session there were 35 posts, with 6 in the DPU.

Candidates should be in at least their second year of a postgraduate research degree at UCL (PhD/EngD) and should have successfully completed the upgrade process.

Download the Job Description and Person Specification.

Reporting to

Director of School for the allocated programme.


£12.14 per hour (including London Allowance).

If a PGTA reapplies in subsequent years, and is successful, they’ll progress incrementally year on year, until the top of the grade is reached.

Period of appointment

These appointments are on an ‘as-and-when’ basis up to a maximum of 70 hours per post.

Applicants must reapply to the scheme in future academic years.

Number of hours per week

This is up to each school and programme coordinator, up to a maximum of 70 hours total over the length of a contract. 3 hours of mandatory Arena 1 training is included.

If applicable, and included in the 70 hours total, PGTAs will be paid for preparation time, attending lectures or field trips, office hours and marking.

All applicants will need to show evidence of their right to work, such as their passport or visa. Students on a Tier 4 visa must work within the guidelines specified by The Home Office.

How to apply

Please send a 2-page CV and a statement of interest (in a combined PDF file). It should clearly make reference to the person specification.

Applications should be emailed to the Faculty Manager, Helen Fisher, by 17:00 on Friday 7 August 2015