Teaching assistants provide teaching and assessment support to academic staff. These are predominantly teaching-only roles. The Mining Engineering jobs profile looks into this further and provides an insight into this career choice.
Mining Engineering jobs -Teaching Assistant duties:
- Supervision of individual and group student projects
- Supporting teaching and learning within the department or school
- Preparing and marking assessments
- Carrying out administrative duties
- Contributing to curriculum and module design
- Providing support to research activities and projects
What qualifications and experience do you need?
A PhD in mining engineering or related discipline would be an advantage for a teaching assistant job.
However, these types of jobs may appeal to someone moving into academia from industry (such as mining or materials manufacturing industries) or a research assistant or postdoctoral researcher with an appropriate technical background wishing to gain experience in teaching and learning.
An MSc/MEng level qualification in mining engineering or related discipline would normally be essential criteria for any higher education teaching job.
What’s the pay?
Salaries for HE teaching support roles vary widely according to discipline. As a general rule, a HE teaching assistant can expect a starting salary in the range of £28,762 to £32,358 p.a., depending on qualifications and experience.
What can it lead to?
If you have already completed a PhD in a relevant area (or nearing completion), teaching assistant jobs can be an excellent springboard for a lecturing or teaching associate position.
- Teaching Associate – Materials Engineering
- Research Assistant – Metallurgy and Materials science
Where can I find jobs?
Teaching assistant and associate roles have a high application rate. Competition for these roles can be fierce as they provide a good starting point for doctoral students looking for their first university teaching job.
Mining engineering teaching jobs are advertised across engineering and materials science schools and faculties. The busiest time for recruitment to these roles is in June and July.
Find teaching assistant jobs in engineering here.
- Academic jobs in Metallurgy and Minerals Technology
- Research jobs in Metallurgy and Minerals Technology
- Senior-level academic jobs in Metallurgy and Minerals Technology