Teaching Assistants

The Graduate Institute employs around 50 Teaching Assistant positions every year spread over 5 disciplinary departments and 2 interdisciplinary programmes.

We offer

  • An attractive position combining autonomy and responsibility in an international working environment
  • An opportunity to professional fulfilment in a dynamic setting

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE POSITION / MAIN TASKS

 

PROFILE / EDUCATION


Profile

  • Excellent command of oral and written English
  • Intermediate level (at least) in both oral and written French
  • Keen interest for developing pedagogical skills
  • Ability to advise students, particularly in terms of academic writing
  • Excellent organizational skills and proactive outlook
  • Good time management skills
  • Analytical mind and ability to synthesize information
  • Multitasking approach and flexibility
  • Team spirit
  • Good knowledge of computer tools (MS-Office, Internet)

Education

  • PhD student at the Graduate Institute, Geneva (years 1-4)

 

TRAINING FOR TEACHING ASSISTANTS

 

CONTRACT

Period of contract

  • Annual contract: 01.09 – 31.08
  • Semester contract: Fall 01.09 – 28.02/ Spring 01.02 – 31.07

Remuneration

Remuneration is combined between an excellence scholarship and a salary.

Activity rate

The TA position is a full-time appointment (100%), 37.5% for the TA activity and 62.5% for the thesis.

Full time contracts at the Institute are based on 40 hours per week for 12 months with 4 weeks holidays. TAs are not allowed to accept another work contract during their employment as a Teaching Assistant.

 

JOB OPENINGS

There are approximately 50 Teaching Assistant positions open every year.

Job announcement

How to apply

  • Applications should be submitted between 4th April – 15th May. Replies to applications are sent end of May.
  • Application form

Please provide the following documents when submitting an application:

When applying for the first time:

1. Letter of motivation
2. Current Curriculum Vitae
3. One recommendation letter by a faculty member
4. Grade transcripts

When renewing a contract:

1. Motivation letter
2. Current Curriculum Vitae
3. Performance Appraisals