Teaching assistant - Internet of Things

Teaching assistant - Internet of Things

Applications are invited for teaching assistant (TA) positions in the School of Internet of Things (IoT) at XJTLU Entrepreneur College (Taicang). The TA positions are open for all qualified interested graduate students (Masters and PhD students) on campus of XJTLU or other graduates in Suzhou. All applications will be considered by the recruiting panel which consists of two or more academic staffs in the Department.

TA duties include:

XJTLU Master’s students, XJTLU PhD students, and postgraduate (Master’s and PhD) students from other universities

  • Laboratory demonstration and support for practical work in the classroom
  • Attendance on and support with field courses
  • Group tutoring
  • Scheduled office hours for one-to-one tutoring
  • Invigilation of formal examinations and/or class tests
  • Marking of formative assignments with appropriate training
  • Other appropriate activities as determined by academic units

At the discretion of relevant academic units, XJTLU PhD students may be permitted to undertake the following additional responsibilities with appropriate training and guidance:

  • Delivery of occasional formal lectures and/or seminars 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 academic units, or the Education Development Unit (EDU). Relevant health and safety issues should be covered in this training.
  • Assistance in marking of summative assessments with appropriate training and under the supervision of the module leader, subject to prior approval from the Head of the academic unit delivering the module. However, they must never act as the sole examiner on any summative assessment. All assessment tasks marked by XJTLU PhD students must be moderated, and they are not permitted to act as moderators.

Modules include

  • IOT001 Fundamentals of Internet of Things (Location: SIP)
    Credits: 2.5
    Number of TA needed:3
    Requirements: Wireless communications, electrical and electronic, and computer science engineering related backgrounds. Basic skills on python, Matlab, etc.
  • IOT103TC Computer Architecture and Operating Systems (Location: Taicang)
    Credits: 5
    Number of TA needed:2
    Requirements: Wireless communications, electrical and electronic, and Computer science engineering related backgrounds.
  • IOT201TC Control Technology of IoT (Location: Taicang)
    Credits: 5
    Number of TA needed:1
    Requirements: Basic skills on Matlab, Simulink, Programming microcontroller (Arduino).
  • IOT209TC Introduction to Networking (Location: Taicang)
    Credits: 5
    Number of TA needed:1
    Requirements: TA should be familiar with computer networking area for lab, tutorial, and Q&A, and also have abilities to deliver practical sessions based on Linux system. TA will manage lab and tutorial session in Taicang campus.
  • IOT302TC Wireless Sensor Networks (Location: Taicang)
    Credits: 5
    Number of TA needed:1
    Requirements: Basic skills on Matlab, Arduino IDE.
  • IOT307TC Big Data Analytics (Location: Taicang)
    Credits: 5
    Number of TA needed:1
    – Preferably looking for TA’s with good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Python/R for data analytics, Jupyter Notebook and KNIME.
    – Overseeing lab time, including mentoring and tutoring students on individual and group projects.
    – Providing student feedback & support on labs & exercises.
    – Troubleshoot technical issues students face.
    – Providing real-world examples and context for lessons.
    – Building a supportive classroom environment.

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 Academic Year 2023-24

  • 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 iot@xjtlu.edu.cn by 27th Aug, 2023. Applicants are required to provide their CVs and academic transcripts of previous studies.
For XJTLU students, please apply for TA positions through the Teaching Assistant Management System(TAMS) https://ta.xjtlu.edu.cn directly.
The interview is expected to be arranged later with decisions made within 2 weeks after the interview.