Teaching opportunities

Current vacancies

Widening Participation

The Learning Enhancement and Widening Participation teams are recruiting PhD students to become Academic Assignment Tutors on two Widening Participation programmes:

The Widening Participation team provides talented students a programme of activity to support their application to a research intensive university. PhD students from a variety of subject disciplines are invited to contribute to these exciting initiatives by providing tutorial support for up to three school or college students completing an academic assignment this summer.

For more information, download the role description:

The deadline for applications is 4pm, Thursday 2 May 2019.

Apply now

Language and Linguistic Science

There are currently no vacancies.

Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media

GTA positions available in the Department of Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media:
There are currently no vacancies.

Social Policy and Social Work

GTA positions available on the Department of Social Policy and Social Work:

The department of Social Policy and Social Work are currently recruiting GTAs for various modules offered in 2019-20. Details below:

The deadline for applications is Monday 15 July 2019 at 5pm.

Writing and Language Skills Centre

The Writing and Language Skills Centre (WLSC) is currently recruiting Graduate Teaching Assistants.  

We are looking for:

Writing Tutors 

To be a writing tutor, you should be a successful academic writer yourself with experience of working on academic work with peers or less experienced students. As a writing tutor, you will provide drop-in support and 30-minute appointments to undergraduate and postgraduate taught students who come to the centre to discuss their writing.  Advice could relate to all aspects of writing such as structure, argument, writing style, grammar and academic authorial voice. You will receive training and on-going mentor support from Writing and Language Skills Centre staff. You will be paid £13.71 per hour (a drop-in hour = 1 hour; an appointment hour = 1.5 hours due to prep time).  

Language requirement: IELTS 7.0/Grade B GCSE English

Language Tutors  

As a small group language session tutor, you will have a qualification in English Language Teaching (CertTESOL / CELTA) and English language teaching experience, preferably with some EAP experience. (If you do not have the qualification, please note the opportunity for training outlined below).

You will work with small groups to address such issues as grammar, academic vocabulary, linguistic precision and self-correction - in written and spoken engagement.  Students will send responses to a needs analysis questionnaire prior to their session and you will be responsible for preparing the session to respond to their needs. You will be paid £13.71 per timetabled hour plus 1.25 hours preparation time for each timetabled group session hour.  

Language requirement: IELTS 7.0/Grade B GCSE English

Please complete this APPLICATION FORM to express your interest in the above opportunities

Application deadline 1/8/2019


Interested in the CertTESOL?

The Writing and Language Skills Centre is offering the Trinity College CertTESOL training course between the 19th of August and the 20th of September 2019.  The course costs £1,300 per participant and involves full-time engagement, Mon to Friday: 09:00 17.30,  between those dates. 

The Trinity Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CertTESOL) is an intensive English language teaching course. It's designed to give you the skills and knowledge needed to take up your first post as an ESOL teacher.

The CertTESOL is accepted by the British Council as an initial TESOL or TEFL qualification.

APPLY to do the CertTESOL

Application deadline 15/7/2019

Departmental positions

Most GTAs secure work in their departments, in roles such as teaching seminars, lab demonstrations, assessment. Owing to the teaching planning schedule, we advise you to contact your GTA Coordinator as early as possible with an expression of interest, ideally by the start of the Spring term in the year prior to when you wish to to teach.

GTA Coordinators

Arts and Humanities

Social Sciences




Centre for Women's Studies

Ann Kaloski-Naylor



Andrew Pickering



Irena Kuzborska


Language and Linguistic Science

Dunstan Brown



Lisa Webster


Social Policy and Social Work

Lisa O'Malley



Nisha Kapoor


York Law School

Patrick Gallimore


York Management School

Kim Loader


University-wide opportunities

There is a rich range of roles for teaching and supporting student learning for PGRs across the University, including working with colleagues in professional departments. Occasionally departments also advertise GTA roles widely throughout the University. 

College Tutors

College Tutors are recruited annually in summer. Find out more.

Centre for Lifelong Learning

The Centre for Lifelong Learning provides a dynamic programme of adult evening and day classes which attract almost 3000 applications each year. Students come from a range of backgrounds, whether they are looking to gain University accreditation or learn on a non-accredited basis.

The Centre would welcome the opportunity to work with departments, in particular GTAs, to develop new course ideas. In return we offer remuneration for teaching. You will also become part of the Centre's peer support network and will be invited to staff development events. See the Centre for Lifelong Learning pages for further information on the type of courses offered by the Centre.

The Centre seeks suggestions for its programme each November. If you have any ideas and would like to work with the Centre please send your CV and course idea to lifelonglearning@york.ac.uk.

Maths and Stats Skills Centre

The Maths Skills Centre regularly recruits postgraduate research students to assist with our mathematics and statistics drop-in service.

We will be recruiting in summer 2019.

Arts and Humanities

Social Sciences

York Law School

There are currently no vacancies for GTAs in The York Law School. 
Previous posts to support undergraduate students in a range of problem classes, seminars, and round-table discussions have been advertised in September (See for example GTA Law opportunities (MS Word , 21kb)

Social Work and Social Policy

There are currently no GTA roles available in Social Work and Social Policy.
The department has previously advertised vacancies for gTAs and Demonstrators in early September (See for example Social Sciences (PDF , 174kb)



Computer Science

The Computer Science Department frequently recruits Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTA) demonstrating and assisting with marking on several modules in the  Autumn, Spring and Summer Terms.     
Many of these jobs, particularly for our first and second-year modules e.g. in maths or computing hardware or basic programming, may be suitable for Research Students with first degrees in cognate disciplines (e.g. Maths, Physics, Electronics).
Please visit the Computer Science website to see what roles are available, deadline and to apply online.
The current batch has a deadline for applications 14th December 2018 after which we will select from the applications and re-advertise any roles we still need to fill. Please bookmark the page as new vacancies may be advertised at various points throughout the year.
If you have any questions about these roles, please email the Module Leaders/Role Manager listed on each advert or the Department's GTA (Admin) Lead, Debra Lashua (cs-gta@york.ac.uk).

Health Sciences

There are currently no vacancies for GTAs in Health Science 

Health Sciences has occasional vacancies for GTAs, particularly to support statistical modules, which were last advertised in October (See for example Health Sciences (PDF , 870kb)