Applications are invited for teaching assistant (TA) positions in the Department of Media and Communication at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU). The TA positions in Department of Media and Communication are open for all qualified interested graduate students (Masters and doctoral students) on campus of XJTLU or other graduates in Suzhou. Applicants are required to provide their CVs and academic transcripts of previous studies. A high sense of responsibility is essential for this post. All applications will be considered by the recruiting panel which consists of two or more academic staffs in the Department.

TA duties includes

XJTLU postgraduate research (PGR) students

  • Laboratory demonstration and support for practical work in the classroom
  • Attendance on and support with field courses
  • One-to-one or group tutoring
  • Language teaching
  • Delivery of occasional formal lectures within their area of expertise after having received appropriate training and initial supervision from their supervisor or the respective Module Leader. Such training might be provided by individual departments, the relevant cluster or the Institute of Leadership and Education Advanced Development (ILEAD). Relevant health and safety issues should be covered in this training.
  • Marking of formative assignments with appropriate training
  • Marking of summative assessments with appropriate training. PGR students must never act as the sole examiner on any summative assessment; any work that has been marked by a PGR student MUST be included in the sample provided for internal and external moderation.

XJTLU master's students and graduate students (postgraduate research and master's) from other universities

  • Tutoring or lab demonstration
  • Scheduled office hours for one-to-one tutoring
  • Assistance in marking of formative assignments, reports, quizzes, etc. with appropriate training and guidance. For marking of any assessment that contributes to the final module mark, the Teaching Assistant may only perform mechanical marking tasks as supervised by the Module Examiner, not marking tasks that involve academic judgment.

Modules include:

  • Modules in Department of Media and Communication

Skills and Knowledge

  • Proficient spoken and written English
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent presentations skills, and skillful in Microsoft Office Software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Be adaptable and open to change
  • Previous TA working experience preferred

The pay rate for AY 2020-21

  • XJTLU PhD students: RMB 60/hour (before tax)
  • XJTLU Master’s students: RMB 50/hour (before tax)
  • PhD and Master’s students from other universities: RMB 50/hour (before tax)

How to apply

Applicants should submit their application to Yingying.xu@xjtlu.edu.cn

Interviews will be arranged accordingly.