Work as a Graduate Teaching Assistant

You can apply to work as a GTA during your time as a postgraduate student in Arts.

We are seeking expressions of interest for Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) for 2020.

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.

This is a valuable opportunity to gain professional teaching experience.

Eligibility to work as a GTA

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)
  • Have capacity to tutor without impeding your own studies
  • Have the right to work in New Zealand

Points to note before you apply

  • You will need to be available to attend compulsory training on Tuesday, 25 February 2020.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 as well.

Important dates

While you can indicate your interest to be a GTA at any time, these are the cut-off dates for the selection process for 2020:

Sunday 15 September 2019 Early offers for all semesters
Sunday 12 January 2020 Remaining Semester One classes
Sunday 17 May 2020 Remaining Semester Two classes