We’re looking for Graduate Teaching Assistants for 2019

The Faculty of Arts is the home of the humanities, social sciences, languages, Māori studies and Pacific studies at the University of Auckland. We are internationally recognised as New Zealand's leading arts faculty in the QS World University Rankings by Faculty in 2018, which placed us 28th in the world for arts and humanities and 33rd for social sciences.

We are currently seeking expressions of interest for Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) for 2019. The role of the GTA is to provide assistance in the delivery of courses to undergraduate students. In this role, you will run tutorials or language streams, supervise field or lab work, assist with marking and may also present the occasional lecture.

The GTA position offers a fantastic opportunity to work in an academic environment while pursuing postgraduate study.

To be eligible for a GTA position, you must:

  • Be enrolled in a postgraduate programme at the University of Auckland (or transitioning/awaiting final marks with the intention to enrol in further study)
  • Be eligible to work up to 20 hours per week
  • Have capacity to tutor without impeding your own studies

A few things to note:

  • Your duties may include teaching/facilitating tutorials or delivering a language stream, and/or delivery of a limited number of lectures and/or seminars and the associated preparation; assignment and/or examination marking; lecture attendance; regular student consultation hours, course administration including working with CANVAS and attending meetings.
  • Paid training is provided as part of the employment agreement.
  • If you have a scholarship you must comply with the relevant scholarship regulations. If you get a scholarship while working as a GTA you must inform the Head of School and Scholarships Office of any change in status.
  • We recommend that you apply for your postgraduate programme before submitting your Expression of Interest to work as a GTA to increase your chances of being considered for employment.
  • We usually employ masters and doctoral students as GTAs, but will sometimes consider honours and postgraduate diploma students.

Complete an Expression of Interest to work as a GTA

Although EOIs remain open for all 2019 classes, early GTA selections for Summer School and first year courses across 2019 (Semesters 1 and 2) have been made. If you have not already done so, you are still able to submit an EOI for positions where the disciplines may have a further need for GTAs. The selection dates are:

  • Sunday 13 January 2019 for Semester 1 positions
  • Sunday 12 May 2019 for Semester 2 positions

We have all EOIs on file, so please do not resubmit if you have already done so.

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment. For further information on services for Māori, Pacific, women, LGBTI, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues visit www.equity.auckland.ac.nz

Queries may be directed to the appropriate school/s:

School of Cultures, Languages and Linguistics: cll@auckland.ac.nz
School of Humanities: humanities@auckland.ac.nz
School of Social Sciences: socialsciences@auckland.ac.nz
Te Wananga o Waipapa: wananga@auckland.ac.nz