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Find out more about GTA opportunities

Information about becoming a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) on a low fractional employment contract, access to job opportunities and case studies.

The recruitment and selection process

Find out more about how we recruit GTAs.

  • Departments identify and seek approval via the Staff Request Form to recruit one or more Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTA) on a low fractional employment contract
  • candidates can apply for available GTA roles either by visiting our Jobs website or via the links on this web page
  • applications are shortlisted by a recruitment panel against the selection criteria for the position
  • interview arrangements are submitted by the recruiting manager to the HR Recruitment Team
  • shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview by the HR Recruitment Team
  • interview decisions will be submitted online by the recruiting manager
  • successful applicants will then receive a formal offer in writing from the HR Recruitment Team
  • if the offer of employment is accepted, pre-employment checks will commence and an electronic contract will be issued
  • the recruiting manager will stay in touch with the appointed candidates and put first day working arrangements in place

Understand the benefits of an employment contract

Explore the differences between a low fractional employment contract and an hourly paid worker (casual worker).

Download our useful questions and answers guide which also provides an outline of the main differences between an employee and an hourly paid worker.

For any additional queries, please contact your Head of Department or the Recruitment Team at

Students share their experience

An opportunity to hear from several students on their personal teaching experience as a doctoral student and what they thought of the GTA employment contract and support available.

Key principles

We now offer a low fractional contract of employment in some instances for the role of Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA), demonstrating our commitment to enhancing teaching and providing a positive student learning experience.

A low fractional contract is a proper employment contract, where you as the employee have rights to sick pay, redundancy, paid holiday, just like a more standard employment arrangement. Any student can apply to work as a GTA provided they have completed the First Steps Into Teaching course run by the Doctoral College.

We believe that diversity of experience, perspectives and backgrounds is truly important in the role of a GTA and will lead to a better environment for our students and enhance the overall learning experience.

Discover how we are supporting inclusion and belonging for those wishing to explore and apply for a position as a GTA:

  • we recognise the importance of being able to practice your faith at Bath and can provide you with support and places to be able to do this
  • we are a disability confident leader and support students and staff with disabilities (both visible or otherwise; physical as well as neuro-diverse)
  • we encourage applications from under-represented groups such as Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME), LGBT and people with disabilities, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams
  • students here on a Tier 4 visa may be able to apply for this type of opportunity − you can contact for more information
  • we will never discriminate against people on the grounds of gender identity, intersex conditions or any process of gender reassignment. Our Statement on Trans Equality sets out in more detail how the University supports students and staff

View our questions and answers guide to find out more about how we support and encourage a diverse workforce.

Current GTA vacancies

Here you'll find a list of our available GTA vacancies as they become available.

There are no current vacancies.

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