Part Time Opportunities for Online Teaching Support

Would you like to learn about online teaching and development in a paid part-time position?

PGR Development have two opportunities for part time working to support our online programme. Both roles can be undertaken on a flexible basis.

  1. Assistant Tutor for Online Course (0.1 FTE)
    For somebody to help us deliver First Year Development  Online. This course is delivered over a ten week period and we require  a contribution of half a day per week to start the week of the 20th January. Within this role you would work with the course tutor to develop online discussions, monitor course  participation, help advise students to produce a research blog, which represents the primary activity within the course, and present a source for advice and feedback to the participants. Guidance and informal training will be provided and the role offers opportunities to  explore teaching ideas within an interactive online environment.
    For this role you should be a PhD student in at least your  second year. You do not need to be based on campus.
    Further details and application process  … (Requires CareerHub login)
    Interviews will be around the 15th-16th January.
  2. PGR Development Assistant (0.2 FTE)
    To help support Poster Day Online. We will need help for one day a week for 12 weeks, starting around the 10th Feb 2014, for 12 weeks.  In this role you will support administration of the event; to manage the registration process, answer email enquiries, maintain lists of attendance, help administer the judging process and to market the event within the University and externally.
    Further details and application process  … (Requires CareerHub login)

For both roles, experience of participation in an online environment and experience or knowledge of the difficulties faced by part-time or off-site students will be useful. Technical skills are not necessary for either post.

If you would like further information about either of the two courses, please contact Dr Shirley Cooper,

New Career events – from Networking to Interviews – booking open for all events

PGR Development are pleased to offer the following events on campus to PGRs to help prepare for their on-going career. These workshops support the different stages of career preparation from, an introduction to the essential skills in career management; networking for your career; making an impact at work; advice to help make effective academic applications and practicing your interview skills.  The sessions are given by two external consultants who have a wide experience in delivering events for personal  and career development.

The workshops supplement our provision for the online Career Development Portfolio, but are open to all PhD students at Liverpool.

The sessions and dates are as follows. Each event is repeated later in the year. Please follow the links below for further information.

Date Time Workshop
16th January 2014 9:15- 12:30 Career Management
31st January 2014 9:15- 12:30 Networking
13th February 2014 9:15- 12:30 Interview Skills
14th February 2014 9:15- 12:30 Making an Impact
6th March 2014 9:15- 12:30 Academic Applications

Use the above links to book your place. However,  places are restricted to 15 per workshop. Please, only book a place if you are sure that you can attend on that date.  If subscription is high we may need to limit attendance to a maximum of two workshops.

You may also want to consider our next Career Development Networking Event, which takes place on the 14th Feb, 13:30 Until 15:15 on campus. The event is aimed at those on the Career Development Portfolio, but is open to all PGRs at Liverpool. We are using a revised format for this workshop, with  guest speaker,  Dr Sarah Blackford, Head of Education & Public Affairs at the Society for Experimental Biology.

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