Graduate teaching opportunities in the School of Public Health

We are seeking well-motivated Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) to assist in the development, production and assessment of our new online Global Masters in Public Health (GMPH) at Imperial College.

What is the GMPH?

The GMPH is a part-time fully online course within the School of Public Health and is being delivered via our platform partner Coursera.

The programme aims to provide a comprehensive grounding in public health for students who wish to pursue or advance careers in public health practice, management and/or research at local, national and/or international levels. The programme will build knowledge and skills based on the principles and methods of public health, with a special focus on the development of quantitative analytical skills for public health, epidemiology and health services research.

The programme consists of both core and elective modules, called specialisations, which are in different stages of design, development and delivery. The specialisations are as follows:

Year 1 coreYear 2 coreYear 3 core
Statistics for public health Global health challenges and governance Global health innovations
Epidemiology for public health Research portfolio 2: The study question Infectious disease modelling
Foundations of public health practice Health economics Quality improvement in healthcare
Global diseases masterclass Research portfolio 3: Core research skills Advanced statistics and health data science
Health systems development Research portfolio 4: Research in practice Participatory methods in public health
Research portfolio 1: The research question   Social epidemiology for public health
Population health improvement   Digital health
    Life course public health
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What are we looking for?

  • The GTA role will involve working in a growing team to assist in the development of course content and post-production.
  • It is ideally suited to PhD or postdoc level; MPH or MSc current or previous students, or public health practitioners who are interested in innovative teaching approaches.

Whether you are just starting a career in public health or continuing or have finished your studies, this opportunity will provide you with a range of skills in both teaching, digital learning, and allow you to showcase and build your public health skills.

What does the role involve?

  • The GTA Role Descriptor (Doc) outlines the potential tasks and responsibilities as part of the role, but this will depend on your experience and background.
  • Ideally, we are looking for someone who can support the development for at least 2 days per week (approx. 10-15 hours) with the option of flexible working and starting as soon as possible.
  • There is a possibility of longer-term contact options both part and full time, depending on interest and skill. Do not be discouraged to apply if you will not be available straight away, as there are multiple opportunities, and more coming in the future.

If recruited as a casual worker the rate of pay depends on the type of work carried out, which would be either:

  • Rate 1: (processing and responding to specific tasks already designed and developed, including marking): basic rate of £20.54 p.h
  • Rate 2 (more detailed academic content design and development): basic rate of £26.03 p.h

You must have the right to work in the UK for this position.

If you are interested and would like to apply, please do the following:

  • Send an email with your CV;
  • A short expression of interest including your experience in public health and potential specialisations that you might like to work on;
  • Your availability and potential commitment in terms of hours per week.

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