Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Graduate Teaching Assistant

United Kingdom

Closing in 17 days

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Salary range

£36,374 rising to £41,348 per annum (pro rata)

Contract type

Fixed term


Part time



Business Unit

Department of Computer Science & Information Systems

Closing date for applicants


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This is a part-time, fixed term appointment for 36 months (0.5 FTE).

Birkbeck, University of London are seeking talented, passionate candidates to undertake PhD research in Computer Science and provide assistance to Academic Staff in a part-time Graduate Teaching Assistant role.

You will be registered as a Research (PhD) student within the Department for the period of employment with registration fees waived

As a Graduate Teaching Assistant, you will:

  • Pursue research study towards a PhD thesis.
  • Provide assistance to staff involved in teaching, including supporting classes and leading seminar discussions in person or online.
  • Support students in developing their research projects, and teach students how to approach research.
  • Supervise Masters dissertation projects and participate in the assessment and examination of students.
  • Undertake administration related to the above to ensure the effecting running of programmes.
  • Ideally, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the potential to conduct high-quality research in computer science
  • Support teaching effectively at the undergraduate and postgraduate level both in person and online
  • Demonstrate good organisational and administrative skills
  • Moreover, you will:

  • Have obtained a good first degree or masters in a discipline relevant to computer science
  • Be eligible for acceptance to the MPhil/PhD in the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems
  • Submitted an application to the department's MPhil/PhD including an original research proposal
  • As a part of the Graduate Teaching Assistant process, applicants must submit a research proposal alongside their application. Applicants who do not provide a research proposal as a part of their application may not be considered.

    For further details regarding admission to our Research Study Programme, please consult the detailed guide available online.


    Grade 6 of the College's London Pay Scale which is £36,374 rising to £41,348 per annum.

    The salary quoted will be pro-rata for this part time post and is on the College's London Pay Scale which includes a consolidated Weighting/Allowance which applies only to staff whose normal contractual place of work is in the London area.


    If you would like to know more about the role please click on apply below or contact Professor George Roussos, Assistant Dean, via [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, , operating Disability Confident & Mindful Employer schemes.

    Job details


    Graduate Teaching Assistant


    Birkbeck, University of London


    United Kingdom


    May 25, 2023

    Application deadline

    June 28, 2023

    Job type



    Computer Science,Engineering

    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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