Teaching Assistant One or More Par /564 at Chalmers University of Technology

Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden has an opening PhD position in computer science. This position is closed on May 24, 2020.

The department is a fully integrated department with the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology as principals. The department offers courses in a broad range of subjects. During the autumn semester the department offers around ninety courses on BSc- and MSc-level. Teaching assistants’ are an important role in this work. The department is now looking for teaching assistants for the autumn semester of 2020 to work with courses within the field of Interaction Design.

As a teaching assistant, you will work with helping and supporting teachers with practical elements in the different courses. This could for example be lab and exercise tutoring and/or help with lab and exam grading. You will have regular contact with the teachers about which elements and practical moments you can be of help within.

The courses we are looking for teacher assistants during the autumn 2020 are (the courses are given at campus Lindholmen and given in English, if nothing else is specified):

In addition to above courses, we are also looking for a teaching assistant who can help as Studio Manager. As Studio Manager you are responsible for practical issues regarding the IxD Studio that the division for Interaction Design have. The primary tasks include being the contact person to the students, identifying issues that need to be handled, and work together with the teacher from Interaction Design that has responsibilities for the studios. Of special importance is the task of instructing new students about the safety regulations regarding the two workshops that are part of the studios. The position is equivalent to approximately 10 hours per week, 1st August 2020 – 20 June 2021.

To be qualified for the position you are a current student at bachelor or master (fully funded master scholarships) level, preferably studying in one of the institution's BSc or MSc level programmes at the University of Gothenburg or Chalmers University of Technology. You should have completed relevant education at university level which is pertinent for the task. In order to be qualified for the position you should have good knowledge in the language used in the courses you apply for, that is, English and/or Swedish, both spoken and written. To be qualified as teaching assistant for a course you should have passed either the same or a similar course. It is a merit to have completed related continuation courses. It is also a merit if you have experience of teaching and are skilled in instructing and helping people in a pedagogical way. It is a particularly strong merit if you have recently worked as a teaching assistant in the courses you want to assist, or similar courses.

To be eligible to apply as a student assistant – Studio Manager you need to have been a student at the Interaction Design & Technology Master for a year and have gone through the safety regulations regarding the workshops in the studios.

This is an intermittent employment where you as a teaching assistant are paid for the hours you work. The remuneration level is according to our regulations and will be paid per hour in arrears. The number of working hours is individually set in a dialogue with the responsible teacher and director of studies. Since the Department of Computer Science (latest Computer Science scholarship positions) and Engineering is a joint department the employment can be placed at the University of Gothenburg or the Chalmers University of Technology. We only accept applications in the manner described in the advertisement. We are aware that the course schedule for autumn is not yet published at the time of this advertisement and that it may therefore be difficult to determine if you can work as a teaching assistant in a specific course without causing your own studies to suffer due to conflicting schedules. Please note, we will see your application as a notification of interest, and you will always be able to decline a potential job offer.


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