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Teaching opportunities

Current opportunities

Teaching opportunities are advertised throughout the year. Subject-specific GTA positions are advertised within your department. Find out more:

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Share some of your expertise with our undergraduate students by becoming a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA). You might help facilitate a seminar or problem-solving session in your discipline or help students in another faculty better understand their work.


  • develops your academic career;
  • improves your confidence;
  • enhances your ability to explain and engage people with your research;
  • allows you to reflect on the impact of your research and why it is important;
  • assimilates you into the faculty as a recognised expert in your field.

Training and development

We will help you develop the skills and confidence you need to support your students. Our training provision is extensive and flexible to your needs.

Introduction to Teaching and Learning

Before you can teach, you will need to complete our Introduction to Teaching and Learning course. This allows you to acquire the knowledge and skills to establish yourself as a confident, enthusiastic and effective teacher. 

In addition to self-study, there are three different workshops and you should choose the one most relevant to your teaching responsibilities.

Introduction to Teaching and Learning

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York Learning and Teaching Award (YLTA)

If you secure a teaching position, you can develop skills in teaching and supporting students with the York Learning and Teaching Award (YLTA), a nine-month, part-time Masters-level course. If you are considering an academic career, this accredited course offers bespoke training and support:

  • Develop your teaching skills
  • Be mentored by an experienced academic
  • Achieve Associate Fellowship Status from the Higher Education Academy

York Learning and Teaching Award (YLTA)