The Faculty of Law provides a Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA) programme in areas of need specified by the Faculty’s subject convenors. These positions are competitive and applications are normally invited in Trinity Term for the following year. A Right to Work check will be undertaken by the Faculty at the time of appointment.
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 a retainer by the Faculty and are expected to provide up to 48 hours of undergraduate tutorial teaching or teaching support over the course of the academic year. They may work up to the weekly limit on paid work specified by the Faculty (8 hours per week, or a common sense average across the year), and this includes preparation and marking time. The teaching itself will be paid for by colleges at the Senior Tutors' Committee rates (from approximately £27 per tutorial hour).
If required by the Convenor, the GTA role may also include tasks not directly connected to the GTA's own teaching, such as: answering queries from students on behalf of the Convenor, organising tutorials for other tutors, or updating the core reading list. Such work will be agreed at the time of appointment and payment will be made upon the submission of approved timesheets. It will be remunerated by the Faculty at our standard RA rate (currently £15.10 per hour).
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 Faculty.
Enquiries about the scheme may be addressed to the Graduate Studies Officer, Geraldine Malloy.
Updated 2 August 2019