Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Demonstrator in Computing & Mathematical Sciences

United Kingdom

Closing in 3 days

Demonstrator in Computing & Mathematical Sciences

We are excited to announce an opening for a Demonstrator in Computing at Birkbeck, a renowned institution in the heart of Central London.

Salary range

£23.39 per hour

Contract type

Fixed term


Part time



Business Unit

School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences

Closing date for applicants


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We are excited to announce an opening for a Demonstrator in Computing & Mathematical Sciences at Birkbeck, a renowned institution in the heart of Central London. As part of the Faculty of Science, School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, this role offers an excellent opportunity to support the teaching team on the BSc and MSc Psychology programmes.

As a Demonstrator, you will:

  • Assist in the delivery of specific modules at the undergraduate or postgraduate level.
  • Engage in scholarship to ensure good practice in teaching and apply appropriate levels of knowledge in the subject areas to be taught.
  • Assist students in completing lab and practice worksheets, carrying out use cases, and debugging or further developing their code in a variety of programming languages.
  • Undertake other duties as required, including marking coursework and/or exams and administrative tasks.
  • The ideal Demonstrator candidate should have:

  • A first degree in Computing/Maths or an equivalent relevant qualification.
  • Advanced experience in using a range of statistical techniques and report writing suitable for quantitative psychological science research.
  • Confident presentation skills and the ability to clearly and effectively pass on specialist subject area knowledge.
  • Experience of marking coursework and/or exams.
  • Commitment to working with diversity and engaging the interest and enthusiasm of students.
  • Moreover:

  • Individuals undertaking this role will be employed as part of their general academic development to obtain practical teaching experience, and will undertake this work independently but in parallel with postgraduate studies.
  • We are looking for a number of Demonstrators to support various modules including; programming in python and Java, data science and analytics, machine learning, software development and engineering and information systems. Please specify in your application which area/s you would like to be considered for.


    Payment is based on an hourly rate depending on length of continuous service with the College (starting rate £23.39 per hour inclusive of pro-rata London Allowance and holiday pay) for contact hours worked. This hourly rate is based on the starting point of Grade 6. Marking is paid separately for these roles.

    Terms and Conditions

    Fixed-term contract (3 hours a week teaching) for 1/2 terms. Closing date: 2 June 2024, interview date w/c 10 June 2024.


    If you would like to know more about the role please click on apply below or contact Joe Alkins at [email protected]

    If you have technical issues or difficulties using the recruitment portal please contact [email protected], providing your name and the job reference number of the position.

    While we are happy to respond to all informal enquiries, only formal applications through the online system will be considered.

    Birkbeck offers a competitive salary and pension scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements and some of the most generous benefits in the HE sector, all while being located right in the heart of Central London.

    We welcome applicants from all sections of the community. The College is committed to improving the gender and cultural diversity of its workforce, holding an Athena SWAN award, membership of WISE, operating Disability Confident & Mindful Employer schemes.

    Job details


    Demonstrator in Computing & Mathematical Sciences


    Birkbeck, University of London


    United Kingdom


    May 03, 2024

    Application deadline

    June 02, 2024

    Job type



    Computer Science,Engineering,Mathematics

    About the employer

    Established in 1823, the Birkbeck University of London is an open research university that was founded by George Birkbeck. It is associated with the Commonwealth Universities, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, European University Association, and the University of London. Earlier, the university was known as the London Mechanic's Institute. In 1830, it started admitting female students which resulted in an increase in the number of enrolments.

    In 1858, the university began to offer undergraduate degrees to its students. In 1866, the university's name was changed to Birkbeck Literary and Scientific Institution. Later on, it was shortened to Birkbeck College and then it was given the status of the university and it became the Birkbeck University of London. In 1904, the Student Union was developed where a council was elected to manage the organization. The student union of Birkbeck is the first to be a Founding Member of the National Union of Students.

    The campus of the university comprises of a number of teaching hospitals, scientific institutes, and laboratories. The School of Arts and the Department of Humanities and English is also located within the premises. Moreover, it houses residence halls for students, provides all the facilities required by them. Some of the renowned residence halls are Vanessa Bell, Lydia Lopokova, and John Maynard Keynes. In addition, the campus features a Birkbeck cinema hall and Peltz Gallery. It is known to be nearby cafes, restaurants, departmental stores, and shops for the convenience of students. Considering the growing number of students, the university decided to expand its faculties and the campus. In 2013, a new campus in East London was opened. And, many of the institutes were constructed at this campus.

    The university offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs. The school of humanities was built in 2004, which is known to be a well-known faculty of the university. Also, the university collaborated with the London Knowledge Lab for research studies. The academic structure of the university includes a variety of subjects that are categorized into 19 departments. Some of the notable departments are the Department of Criminology, Department of Planetary Sciences, Department of Media, Film & Cultural Studies, Department of History, Department of Mathematics, Department of Applied Linguistics and Communication, and the Department of Computer Science & Information Systems. Not just this, faculty members of the university are known to be well-experienced and co-operative.

    The Birkbeck University of London has a list of notable alumni that includes Bear Grylls (Television presenter), Ramsay MacDonald (First labor Prime Minister of the United Kingdom), Aaron Klug (Nobel Prize in Chemistry), Eric Hobsbawm (Famous historian), and Daisy Ridley (Renowned Actress).

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