The Faculty of Law provides a Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA) programme in areas of need specified by the Faculty’s subject convenors.
Teaching Group Convenors are approached in Trinity Term each year to bid for a GTA in their area. Once approved, these opportunities are advertised to all research students, and appointments are made to commence in the Michaelmas Term of that year. To be eligible to be appointed as a GTA, students need to have attended the Preparation for Teaching and Learning at Oxford course provided by the Faculty each Trinity Term.
In terms of remuneration, GTAs are awarded £1,000 by the Faculty and are expected to provide up to 48 hours of undergraduate tutorial teaching over the course of the academic year. They may teach up to the weekly limit on paid work specified by the University, which includes preparation and marking time. The teaching itself will be paid for by colleges at senior tutors' rates (approximately £20 per hour of tutorial time). These positions are competitive and applications are due in Trinity Term.
GTAs may, in exceptional circumstances, and with the permission of the Graduate Studies Committee, hold GTA positions in tandem with other posts as long as the total teaching hours per week is within the limit specified by the University.
Enquiries about the scheme may be addressed to the Graduate Studies Officer, Geraldine Malloy.