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CLCT MSt Vacancies
We are seeking to appoint two Graduate Teaching Assistants for the MSt in Comparative Literature and Critical Translation, one for MT 2020and one for HT 2021. The GTAs will support the work of the Programme Convenors by helping to lead discussion in the seminars which form part of the Core Course in MT and HT. The GTAs will gain experience of shared teaching in a seminar format, and of helping to provide formative assessment.
Each Graduate Teaching Assistant will be expected to work 4 hours per week during term time (Weeks 1-8),for either Michaelmas Term or Hilary Term. The position will start on 12October, 2020. The remuneration offered is £13.67per hour (current rate).
The MSt in Comparative Literature and Critical Translation is a nine-month, interdisciplinary course designed to provide students with critical, theoretical and research expertise in the intersecting fields of comparative and world literature and translation studies. The course is attached to the Oxford Comparative Criticism and Translation Research Centre (OCCT), and administered by the Humanities Division. Students may take options from the Faculties of Oriental Studies, English,and Medieval and Modern Languages;and they write a dissertation on a comparative or translational topic of their choosing. In Michaelmas and Hilary Terms, lectures and seminars for the Core Course in weeks 1-6 bring the students together as a cohort; and in Trinity Term there is a Seminar Day at which they will present their work on their dissertations.
The role of the Graduate Teaching Assistants is:
•to attend both lectures and seminars in the core course(during 2020-21 the lectures will be online);
•to assist the Convenors in leading discussion in the seminars, drawing on their own expertise as appropriate;
•to assist the Convenors in providing formative assessment to the students. The Graduate Teaching Assistants will gain experience in:
•shared teaching in a seminar format;
•the provision of formative assessment.
Please note that in MT formative assessment consists of feedback on seminar presentations; and in HT it consists of that and, in addition,feedback on a piece of written work.
How to Apply
Please write a letter of application outlining your suitability for the role, and send it, together with a CV, to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday 4 August2020. Please ask your DPhil supervisor to send a note of support to the same address by the same date.