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Senior PGTA in Quantitative Research Methods (multiple posts)

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UCL’s Department of Political Science & School of Public Policy offers you a uniquely stimulating environment for the study of all fields of politics, including international relations, political theory, human rights, public policy-making and administration. The Department is recognized for its world-class research and policy impact, ranking second in the UK in the latest Guardian rankings on research excellence in politics.

Over 150 people make up the Department of Political Science including academic, teaching, and research staff, professional services, and MPhil/PhD students (for an overview of our research, see

About the role

The Department of Political Science wishes to appoint multiple Senior Postgraduate Teaching Assistants in Quantitative Research Methods for the 2023/24 academic year. Module descriptions are available here:­ undergraduate-modules.

The purpose of this job is to support teaching and learning in our modules, working with the academic module leads through the delivery of small group face-to-face teaching for students taking modules in the Political Science Department.

Main duties of the post include being the in-person seminar leader for seminar/s each week. Expect to generate weekly workshops, provide demonstrations, facilitate discussion, and answer questions for material presented in lectures.

The number of hours to be worked each week will be agreed with the Senior PGTA according to their availability, but up to a maximum of 180 hours in total for the academic year if a current full-time student.

Payment will be on UCL Grade 6, £18.76 – £19.73 per hour

Please find modules below that we are looking for Senior PGTAs in:

Term 1 only appointments will run from 1 September 2023 until 28 February 2024, term 2 only appointments will run from 1 December 2023 until 30 June 2024.

If you teach in both terms your appointment will run from 1 September 2023 until 30 June 2024.

To apply to this post please attach your CV and a cover letter which includes your research and teaching interests. Please also specify the module/s that you are interested in teaching.

For informal enquiries about the post and application process, please email: polsci.staffing(at)

Closing date for applications is 9 July 2023.

About you

The applicant must be a current PhD student in a relevant discipline.

Excellent working knowledge of R and RStudio is essential.

A Masters degree in the relevant field of the module being taught and previous experience teaching a similar module at a University would be desirable.

What we offer

Please see following link for the benefits that UCL offers:

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

As London’s Global University, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation, and we want our community to represent the diversity of the world’s talent. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where we all belong.

We encourage applications from those who are underrepresented in the sector and at UCL including but, not exclusive, to disabled, D/deaf and neurodiverse people, LGBT+ people, people from black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds, especially women.

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