Category: Graduate Teaching Opportunities

GTA Opportunity – Teaching Assistant for undergraduate student

We are currently recruiting graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) to act as a teaching assistant for a Year 1 BSc Medical Biosciences student who is visually impaired.

About the role:  We are looking for an experienced, considerate, committed GTA that will act as a Teaching Assistant for a visually impaired student during the Spring term (now until 19th March 2024) of their Year 1 BSc Medical Biosciences (BMB) course. The main requirements of the role will be to assist with content formatting of session materials for the Integrative Body Systems (INTS) module, under the student’s direction. Currently the student undertakes all note-taking responsibilities themself, however there may be a need for formatting and updating these into an appropriate study guide/resource.

Job description – main duties and responsibilities

Duties will vary but might commonly include:

  • Providing one-to-one assistance to a student with a visual impairment, to help them access their module information
  • Inverting all E module Integrative Body Systems (INTS) content to a high contrast view – black background with white writing and uploading all inverted content to a pre-defined location for the student to access.
  • Inverting all E module Integrative Body Systems (INTS) images / diagrams to a high contrast view – black background with white writing and uploading all inverted content to a pre-defined location for the student to access.
  • Reporting to the Integrative Body Systems (INTS) module leads / Teaching fellows if any issues or concerns arise.

 

Assistant Person Specification

  • Punctual, well organised and reliable.
  • Good working knowledge of Integrative Body Systems (INTS)
  • Comply with all the requirements for a GTA at BMB
  • Excellent communication skills to liaise with both the student and academics on Integrative Body Systems (INTS) module
  • Ability to work collaboratively with the Integrative Body Systems (INTS) module teaching fellow(s)?
  • Ability to remain flexible and adapt to meet student needs.
  • Good IT skills and access to a computer (sometimes resources will need to be scanned, reformatted, and emailed).
  • Have a positive attitude towards diversity, equality and accessibility.
  • A willingness to attend training relevant to the role as required.

 

Schedule and time commitment

  • Term 2 (Spring Term) with immediate start date through to 19th March 2024
  • Time commitment of up to five hours per week to undertake content adaption ahead of the student’s preparation for timetabled teaching.
  • Additional weekly one-hour meeting, ideally on Wednesdays/Thursdays (remote/in-person), to discuss weekly schedule and detail what course content requires adaption with the student.

 

Ideally this would be fulfilled by one person as this allows the student to work seamlessly with one individual. However, a split responsibility post could also be discussed. The successful candidate(s) must have availability to attend shift(s) on the dates and times stated below.

Shift times:

  • Wednesday or Thursday one hour slot (time to be pre-defined between student and post holder)
  • Up to five (5) hours per week of formatting and uploading content (can be undertaken in evening) but must be completed in advance of the student’s timetabled teaching and preparation time.

Enquiries

If you have any questions about this position, please contact Student Services Manager – Fran Bertolini (f.bertolini@imperial.ac.uk) for an informal conversation.

GTA opportunity – ReCoDE learning resource project (closing date: 29 Feb 2024)

We are looking for GTAs who are interested in sharing their experience with research computing and data science. 

The Research Computing and Data Science (RCDS) team from the Graduate School would like to invite you to work on the ReCoDE project funded by the Imperial Excellence Fund for Learning and Teaching innovation.

ReCoDE (Research Computing and Data Science Exemplars) aims to gather exemplars of introductory high-quality end to end research computing and data science projects from all disciplines. ReCoDE will be used by new postgraduate students to develop research computing skills that underpin the majority of our research projectsYour involvement will consist of designing and developing one exemplar project. You will regularly discuss your work with learning and software development experts – a great learning opportunity for you as well.

Conditions:

  • higher GTA pay rate
  • approximately 45 hours engagement from early March to early June
  • regular meeting with the RCDS staff and research software engineers
  • work consists of developing the exemplar code and preparing inventive documentation and annotation
  • flexible hours (as long as they are evenly spread)
  • it is possible to adapt an existing project

All details and a registration form are at https://imperialcollegelondon.github.io/ReCoDE-home/contribute/.

Do not wait to pitch an idea, the next round of development will consists of four exemplars and will start in early March 2024 – closing date for consideration is February 29.

Your colleague who has worked with us said about the experience:

“Participating in the ReCoDE project has been an enriching experience in my PhD journey. It allowed me to systematically structure and apply the knowledge I’ve gained, significantly deepening my understanding in those areas. More importantly, it gave me the invaluable opportunity to plan and execute a project within a fixed timeline. This experience has enhanced my technical and organizational skills and prepared me for the demands of academic research, making it an integral part of my doctoral training.” (Antoni, PhD student, Computing)

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Best wishes,

Katerina for the RCDS team