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Teaching Assistant Opportunities

The LSE-PKU Summer School will take place from 7-18 August 2017. This programme aims to build on, and deepen, LSE’s partnership with PKU, as well as provide opportunities for LSE’s faculty and students to study contemporary China / Asia from within the exciting city of Beijing.  

All courses are taught in English and LSE faculty lead and teach about half of the courses on the LSE-PKU Summer School, each of which has a China / Asia focus. The Summer School is taught intensively over two weeks with students attending one course throughout the whole fortnight. Courses normally comprise 36 hours of lectures and 12 hours of classes, assessed through a written essay and closed-book exam. In 2016, the LSE-PKU Summer School recruited 264 students and attracted participants from 38 countries, around a quarter of whom were graduate professionals working in a wide variety of fields.

We are now recruiting Teaching Assistants (TAs) for the LSE-PKU Summer School. TAs attend and provide support in the morning lectures and then lead the afternoon classes, as well as contribute to marking and assessment. TAs have additional responsibilities for student support and planning, and further information can be found in the TA job description. In addition to the salary of around £1,500, flights and accommodation for the duration of the programme are included, and we are happy to assist TAs in gaining access to faculty, PhD students or other resources at PKU which may assist in their research and career development.

We now invite expressions of interest from current LSE PhD students who wish to be Teaching Assistants on the following courses.

To apply, please send a copy of your updated CV and a cover letter explaining why you believe you would be a good candidate for your chosen course, to lse-pku.programme@lse.ac.uk by Friday 16th June. Please note that we will begin to review applications as and when they are received, so early application is advised. Potentially suitable candidates will then be invited to a telephone or face-to-face interview with relevant Course Leaders before final decisions are made.