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 Courtauld51ݶ pay scale.

From 2022-23, The Courtauld is introducing a new, semesterised structure to its BA History of Art programme. The new structure is being phased in, starting with the 2022-23 BA1 cohort. The hours listed below reflect these changes.

Teaching Assistant Hours

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

Core delivery:

a course taught over two semesters. TAs typically teach on the course for one semester, taking on two groups; in particular cases this may be varied, as illustrated in the pay framework. The TA is responsible for attending two 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. TAs mark students’ essays during the semester and exams in the relevant assessment period (January for Semester 1 and May/June for Semester 2).

Hourly breakdown (per semester):

1 group 2 groups 3 groups Details
Lecture attendance 20 Attending 2 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 Preparing for class based on the lecture and readings.
Summative assessment marking 30 30 30 Marking 2 formally-assessed essays and one exam paper per student up to a max of 15 students per group: 45 minutes per essay; 30 minutes per exam.
Training 14 Teacher training (provide on-site).
Induction and other meetings 3 Pre-course and term-time meetings relating to course delivery
Total hours (per term) 112 157 202

 

Teaching Assistant for BA2 Physical Histories (semester 1) and Exhibiting Art (semester 2)

Core delivery:

each course is taught over one semester. TAs attend one one-hour lectures per week (delivered by faculty) and deliver one one-hour seminar per fortnight for ten weeks of the semester.

Hourly breakdown (per semester):

1 group 2 groups 3 groups Details
Lecture attendance 10 10 x 1-hour lectures (1 per week)
Discussion group attendance 10 10 10 10 x 1-hour seminars (1 per week)
Discussion group preparation 20 2 hours per contact hour, for class preparation, based on lecture and set readings.
Formative assessment marking 11.25 11.25 11.25 1 x 3000-word portfolio per student up to a max 15 students: 45 mins per essay.
Training 14 Teacher training (provided on-site)
Induction and other meetings 3 Pre-course and term-time meetings relating to course delivery
Total hours per year 68.25 89.5 110.75

 

Associate Lecturer Hours

Associate Lecturer delivering a BA1 Topic course

Core delivery:

teaching an existing course for one semester, comprising one two-hour seminar per week (for nine weeks).

Hourly breakdown (for one semester):

Hours Details
Contact hours 18 Conducting 1 x 2-hour seminar per week for 9 weeks
Class preparation 36 4 hours preparation per seminar.
Assessment marking 9 Marking 1 formally-assessed assignment per student up to a maximum of 12 students. 45 minutes per assignment.
Feedback to students 12 Holding one scheduled tutorial per student to support the summative assignment; writing end-of-module progress reports (1 hour total per student).
Training 14 Teacher training (provided on-site).
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 99

 

Associate Lecturer delivering a BA2 Histories course

Core delivery:

ALs are responsible for attending one 1-hour lecture per week (delivered by a faculty member) and running one 1-hour seminar per week. ALs will usually deliver one of the lectures per semester.

Hourly breakdown (for one semester):

1 group 2 groups 4 groups Details
Lecture attendance 10 Attending 1 x 1-hour lecture per week for 10 weeks.
Lecture delivery 7 Delivering one lecture per semester
Contact hours (seminars) 9 9 18 Conducting 1 x 1-hour seminar per week for 9 weeks.
Class preparation 18 2 hours preparation per seminar.
Summative essay marking 11.25 11.25 22.5 1x 3,000-word essay per student; 45 mins per essay x 15 students.
Feedback to students 15 15 30 Writing and giving end-of-term reports; tutorials in week 8 (1 hour total per student)
Training 14 Teacher training (provided on-site)
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 94.25 129.5 200

 

Associate Lecturer delivering a BA2 Approaches course

Core delivery:

a semester-long course comprising one two-hour seminar per week (for nine weeks).

Hourly breakdown (for one semester):

1 group 2 groups Details
Contact hours (seminars) 18 18 Condcuting 1 x 2-hour seminar per week for 9 weeks.
Class preparation 36 4 hours preparation per seminar.
Exam marking 11.25 11.25 Marking 1 exam paper per student up to a max of 15 students. 45 minutes per paper.
Feedback and support to students 15 15 Holding one scheduled tutorial per student to feed back on formative contributions; writing end-of-module progress reports (1 hour total per student)
Training 14 Teacher training (provided on-site)
Induction and other meetings 3 Pre-course and term-time meetings relating to course delivery
Set-up time 32 7 Designing the course for the first time; creating and updating the VLE, etc.
Total hours 129.25 216.5

 

Associate Lecturer for BA3 Lessons in Critical Interpretation (both semesters)

Core delivery:

a course taught over two semesters. TAs teach across both semesters; 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 the semester. ALs provide feedback to students on work undertaken during the semester, and also mark the final pieces of summative work during the summer assessment period.

Hourly breakdown (for both semesters):

1 group 2 groups 3 groups Details
Lecture attendance 34 17 x 2 hour lectures across 2 semesters (including intro)
Discussion group attendance 22 22 22 11 x 2 hour seminars across 2 semesters, including 1 session of group tutorials
Discussion group preparation 44 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 Teacher training (provided on-site).
Induction and other meetings 3 Pre-course and term-time meetings relating to course delivery
Summative assessment marking 15 15 15 Marking 15x presentation texts, 1 hour per student
Total hours per year 153.25 211.5 269.75

 

Associate Lecturer delivering a BA3 Special Option course

Core delivery:

teaching an existing course for one semester, comprising two two-hour seminars per week (for ten weeks).

Hourly breakdown (for one semester):

Hours Details
Contact hours 42 Teaching 2 seminars per week for 10 weeks (1 or 2 of these may be replaced by tutorials) plus 1x 2-hour revision class
Class preparation 84 Readings, powerpoints, etc.
Study Trip 15 If undertaken, this replaces 2 seminars. The additional hours are included to account for travel and administration time.
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 10 Oral or e-mail feedback between or after classes; writing end-of-module progress reports (1 hour total per student)
Training 14 Teacher training (provided on-site)
Induction and other meetings 3
Set-up time 7 Updating Moodle, producing powerpoints, attendance etc.
Total hours 210

 

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