Teaching Assistants 2017: applications now open

17 Sep 2016 - 10:15

The UCT Law Faculty hopes to appoint a number of LLB graduates to act as teaching assistants during 2017.

As a teaching assistant you will be expected to tutor LLB students, carry out a certain amount of marking, and assist the students in your classes. In the Commercial Law Department you will also be involved in the courses that the department offers to non-law students. In addition you will be expected to fulfil a number of administrative responsibilities, including the invigilation of exams and tests (outside ordinary work hours). Although this is a full-time position, you will be given substantial time in which to pursue your own research interests. We strongly encourage TAs to register for graduate research degrees; candidates who plan to do so will be given preference in the selection process. TAs qualify for the staff fee rebate.*

Each TA is allocated to one of the three Departments in the Law Faculty: Private Law, Public Law and Commercial Law. Please clearly indicate your preference as between these departments in your application.

These are twelve-month contract posts, running from 1 February 2017 to 31 January 2018. However, provided your performance is satisfactory it may be possible to extend your contract for a further twelve months. Remuneration for a teaching assistant in their first year is currently R11600 per month.

Please email your CV, a transcript reflecting your university results, and a copy of your best piece of written work or a part of it (no longer than 8 000 words) to: Nikki Campbell, Administrative Officer in the Department of Private Law at UCT by 10 October 2016.

The applications will be considered by a selection committee comprising the three heads of department in the Faculty. Successful candidates will be contacted by 31 October 2016.


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* As per UCT's staff rebate policy read with the s13(3) of the Immigration Act, which limits study permit holders to a maximum of 20 hours' employment during term time.