Applications are invited for teaching assistant (TA) positions in the Department of Chemistry at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU). Candidates are expected to be fluent in English and at least have completed a BSc degree in Chemistry or related subject. A high sense of responsibility is essential for this post. The successful candidates will assist delivery of laboratory practicals session (including preparation) and possibly tutorials with maximum 10 hours per week. Applicants are required to provide their CVs and academic transcripts of previous studies. All applications will be considered by the recruiting panel which consists of two or more academic staffs in the Department.

Teaching assistant duties

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 Academic Enhancement Centre (AEC). 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 masters students, and graduate students (postgraduate research and masters) 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:

  • CHE106
  • CHE206
  • CHE309

Pay rate:

  • XJTLU doctoral students: RMB 60/hour
  • XJTLU masters students: RMB 50/hour
  • Graduate students from other universities: RMB 50/hour

How to apply

Applicants should submit their application to

The interviews are expected to be arranged accordingly and decisions will be made within two weeks after the interview.

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