Teaching Assistant in Engineering

University of Nottingham Department of Engineering

United Kingdom

Teaching Assistant (3 posts, fixed-term, part-time)

Reference :ENG083520
Closing Date :Thursday, 2nd April 2020
Job Type :Teaching
Department :Engineering
Salary :£27511 to £30046 per annum pro-rata depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

The Department of Mechanical Manufacturing and Materials of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Nottingham invites applications for 3 Teaching Assistants. The successful applicants will be expected to manage and administer the delivery and development of the Department’s innovative undergraduate and postgraduate courses. 

We are seeking applicants with strong organisational skills who can work as a team to manage the provision of postgraduate demonstrators that contribute to the teaching of UGT/PGT workshops, laboratories and classes, and who can contribute to on-going improvements and sharing of best practice across the department.

The successful applicants will be expected to work proactively and collaboratively within wider teams delivering a learning experience for students in line with defined learning objectives.


  • Recruit M3 postgraduate demonstrators and initiate Unitemps bookings for the employment of existing and new postgraduate demonstrators
  • Coordinate with module convenors (or appointed laboratory technicians) w.r.t. their requirements of M3 postgraduate demonstrators
  • Liaise with module convenors and/or other relevant staff members to finalise demonstration rota for M3 postgraduate demonstrators 
  • Monitor M3 postgraduate demonstrators hours throughout the year, check their claims and approve their weekly timesheet claims on Unitemps
  • Manage ad-hoc requests from module convenors and other urgent situation as they arise
  • Attend and assist the organisation of “Demonstrating and Assessing for M3” workshops 
  • Working collaboratively with the other Teaching Assistants, organise M3 postgraduate demonstrators and provide support and advice as needed 
  • Reflect on the organisation, provision and quality of M3 postgraduate demonstrators and take measures to improve them 


  • In the 'additional information' section please detail previous teaching experience. You should clearly state why you wish to be considered for these posts and include a short paragraph explaining how you would improve the role of the postgraduate demonstrators teaching within the department. 

These fixed-term posts are available for a period of 3 years and are all part-time (18.12 hours per week - 0.5FTE).

Informal enquiries about what the role involves can be made by contacting M3 PGR demonstrators coordinator Dr Sam Dakka at sam.dakka@nottingham.ac.uk Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, visit; https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/applyingfromoverseas/index2.aspx

In your application, please refer to Polytechnicpositions.com