Part-time teaching opportunities

As part of its commitment to providing opportunities for research students to gain teaching experience during and immediately following their doctoral studies, the History of Art Department offers a number of Associate Lecturer and Teaching Assistant positions each year, in various subject areas covered by the Department at undergraduate level. These roles are designed to enable research students to contribute to teaching and marking/assessment activities within the Department, within a structure that also offers training and support. These roles are paid at Grade 6 within The Courtauld’s pay scale.

Teaching Assistant Hours

Teaching Assistant for BA1/Graduate Diploma Foundations (per term)

Core delivery:

a course taught over two terms. TAs typically teach on the course for one term, taking on two groups; in particular cases this may be varied, as illustrated in the pay framework. The TA is responsible for attending three 1-hour lectures per week  (delivered by a team of faculty members) and running one 1.5-hour discussion class per week for ten weeks of term. TAs may be asked to help with exam marking in the summer term, which is paid separately.

Hourly breakdown (per term):

Core delivery: a course taught over two terms. TAs typically teach on the course for one term, taking on two groups; in particular cases this may be varied, as illustrated in the pay framework. The TA is responsible for attending three 1-hour lectures per week  (delivered by a team of faculty members) and running one 1.5-hour discussion class per week for ten weeks of term. TAs may be asked to help with exam marking in the summer term, which is paid separately.

1 group 2 groups 3 groups Details
Lecture attendance 30 Attending 3 x 1 hour lectures per week for 10 weeks.
Discussion group attendance 15 15 15 Conducting 1 x 1.5 hour discussion class per week for 10 weeks.
Discussion group preparation 30 2 hours per contact hour, for class preparation, based on lecture and set readings.
Essay marking 22.5 22.5 22.5 Marking 2 formative 1,500-word essays per BA student OR 1 summative 2,500-word essay per GD student up to a max of 15 students per group (calculated as 30 essays total per group). 45 minutes per essay.
Training 14 Two-day teacher training provided by The Courtauld
Induction and other meetings 3 Pre-course and term-time meetings relating to course delivery
Total hours (per term) 114.5 152 189.5

 
 

Teaching Assistant for BA2 Frameworks (autumn and spring term)

Core delivery:

a course taught over two terms. TAs teach across both terms; the pay framework is based on this assumption. TAs attend two one-hour lectures per fortnight (delivered by faculty) and deliver one two-hour seminar per fortnight for ten weeks of term.

Hourly breakdown (for both terms):

1 group 2 groups 3 groups Details
Lecture attendance 20 10 x 2 hour lectures across 2 terms
Discussion group attendance 20 20 20 10 x 2 hour seminars across 2 terms
Discussion group preparation 40 2 hours per contact hour, for class preparation, based on lecture and set readings.
Formative assessment marking 33.75 33.75 33.75 3 x 2000 word essays per student up to a max 15 students (45 essays total). 45 mins per essay.
Training 14 Two-day teacher training provided by The Courtauld
Induction and other meetings 3 Pre-course and term-time meetings relating to course delivery
Total hours per year 130.75 184.5 238.25

 

Associate Lecturer Hours

Associate Lecturer delivering a BA1 Topic course

Core delivery:

teaching an existing course for one term (either Autumn or Spring), comprising one two-hour seminar per week (for ten weeks).

Hourly breakdown (for one term):

Hours Details
Contact hours 20 Conducting 1 x 2 hour seminar per week.
Class preparation 40 2 hours per contact hour, for class preparation.
Assessment marking 15 Marking 2 formally-assessed essays per student up to a max of 10 students (20 essays total). 45 minutes per essay.
Feedback to students 10 Writing, giving end-of-term reports
Training 14 Two-day teacher training provided by The Courtauld
Induction and other meetings 3 Pre-course and term-time meetings relating to course delivery
Set-up time 7 Updating the VLE, producing powerpoints etc.
Total hours 109

 

Associate Lecturer delivering a BA2/Graduate Diploma Constellations Seminar course

Core delivery:

a term-long course (either Autumn or Spring) comprising one two-hour seminar per week (for ten weeks). ALs typically teach two groups; in particular cases this may be varied, as illustrated in the pay framework. Attendance at the related BA2 Constellations lecture course (delivered by a faculty member) is included.

Hourly breakdown (for one term):

1 group 2 groups 4 groups Details
Lecture attendance 27 Attending 2 x 1.5 hour lectures per week for 9 weeks.
Lecture delivery 7 Delivering one 1.5 hour lecture (one-off), and preparation
Contact hours (seminars) 18 18 36 Conducting 1 x 2 hour seminar per week for 9 weeks.
Class preparation 36 2 hours per contact hour, for class preparation.
Exam preparation 10 Exam setting; attending pre- and post-exam boards.
Exam marking 5 5 10 Marking 10 scripts per group; 30 mins per script.
Essay marking 15 15 30 Marking 20 essays per group (2 per student); 45 mins per essay.
Feedback to students 5 Writing, giving end-of-term reports
Training 14 Two-day teacher training provided by The Courtauld
Induction and other meetings 3 Pre-course and term-time meetings relating to course delivery
Set-up time 7 Updating Moodle, producing powerpoints etc.
Total hours 147 185 261

 

Associate Lecturer for BA3 Lessons in Critical Interpretation (Autumn and Spring Term)

Core delivery:

a course taught over two terms. TAs teach across both terms; the pay framework is based on this assumption. TAs are responsible for attending  two one-hour lectures per fortnight (delivered by faculty) and delivering one two-hour seminar per fortnight for ten weeks of term. ALs may be asked to help with marking the final pieces of summative work in the summer term; this is paid separately.

Hourly breakdown (for both terms):

1 group 2 groups 3 groups Details
Lecture attendance 20 10 x 2 hour lectures across 2 terms
Discussion group attendance 20 20 20 10 x 2 hour seminars across 2 terms
Discussion group preparation 40 Preparing for class based on lecture/ readings.
Formative assessment marking 11.25 11.25 11.25 First presentation text. 2000 words. 15 students per group. 45 minutes per text.
Co-ordination of student feedback 10 10 10 Co-ordination of written feedback on in-class presentations into a document to be shared with the student. 2 hours per seminar-week.
Training 14 Two-day teacher training provided by The Courtauld
Induction and other meetings 3 Pre-course and term-time meetings relating to course delivery
Total hours per year 118.25 159.5 200.75

 

Associate Lecturer delivering a BA3 Special Option course

Core delivery:

teaching an existing course for one term (either Autumn or Spring), comprising two two-hour seminars per week (for ten weeks).

Hourly breakdown (for one term):

Hours Details
Seminar delivery 40 Conducting 2 x 2 hour seminar per week for 10 weeks.
Class preparation 80 2 hours per contact hour, for class preparation.
Study Trip 24
Exam preparation 10 Exam setting; attending pre- and post-exam boards.
Exam marking 10 Marking 20 scripts (2 per student); 30 mins per script.
Essay marking 15 Marking 20 scripts (2 per student); 45 mins per essay for marking.
Feedback to students 5
Training 14 Two-day teacher training provided by The Courtauld
Induction and other meetings 3
Set-up time 7 Updating Moodle, producing powerpoints, attendance etc.
Total hours 208

 

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