SOAS University of London

Careers Service


Workshops on topics related to career planning, key skills and job applications run in the Careers Seminar Room, SL62 throughout the year. These workshops provide the opportunity for learning in a group environment and cover issues around planning careers both in an academic environment and beyond, making connections and applying successfully for jobs. Details of forthcoming workshops will be listed here.

Finding and Applying for Part Time Teaching Roles: Workshops for SOAS Doctoral Researchers

Session 1 Thursday 13th May 10.15am-11.45am 


After registering via the above link you will be given the Blackboard Collaborate link to access this session. If you have any difficulties booking the event please email                                                                                                                 
Learning Outcomes:        

  • Generate ways of finding part time teaching roles        
  • Develop your understanding of why building your teaching experience is important   
  • Consider ways to develop and extend your network and teaching portfolio       
  • Understand recruitment processes for typical GTA or similar role 

Session 2 Thursday 20th May 10.15am-11.45am


Learning Outcomes:

  • Develop strategies to better understand the priorities of both the supervisor/mentor and the institution when applying for teaching roles
  • Select evidence and develop your self-marketing
  • Identify potential development needs and sources of further help

Some pre session work is needed to help you make the most of the events. 
We are keen to make the most of the workshop time and would like you to do a small amount of pre course work. 

For the first session please familiarise yourself with relevant recruitment sites such as SOAS Jobs, SOAS CareersZONE, Job Vacancies on, University & Academic Jobs (THE) and Guardian Jobs (

For the second session please could you have a look at a couple of sample part time teaching jobs, think about your own experience and skills to date and consider how you could provide evidence to demonstrate your suitability. Are there some areas where you find it more difficult to think of relevant evidence? 

* Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA).  As you may be aware a number of universities supplement their teaching capacity through employing doctoral researchers typically, but not exclusively, these vacancies are called Graduate Teaching Assistants.  A specimen, generic, job description and person specification can be found here.   

* Associate Tutor. There may be opportunities to find part time teaching roles at other institutions. This generic person specification from the Open University is used for illustrative purposes only.


To book a place on an event, you will need to click on the event link that takes you to our careers management system, CareersZONE. If it is your first time, you will be redirected to the portal and once in the system you will be asked to update your profile. This will allow you to receive information and opportunities targeted to your current preferences. Please note: you will only need to do this once, and is separate to Careers Registration data that you were asked to complete at enrolment.