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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.

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 etc, just like a more standard employment arrangement. Any student can apply to work as a GTA provided they have completed the PGTips 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 disabled students and staff (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 disabled people, 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 student immigration 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 will support students and staff.

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

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.

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

The Recruitment and Selection Process

How to apply for GTA roles

  • Departments will identify and seek approval via the Staff Request Form to recruit one or more Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTA) on a low fractional employment contract;
  • you can apply for available GTA roles either by visiting or via this web page using the links below;
  • if you wish to be considered for a GTA role you will be required to submit an online application form via the vacancy record;
  • your application will be shortlisted by a recruitment panel against the selection criteria for the position;
  • if your application is shortlisted you will be notified by a member of the HR Recruitment Team that you have been invited for an interview. This is an excellent opportunity for you to learn more about the role and ask any questions you may have;
  • if you are successful following your interview then you will receive a formal offer from a member of the HR Recruitment Team;
  • if you accept an offer of employment, the HR Recruitment team will commence pre-employment checks and you will be issued with an electronic contract to your online applicant account;
  • your line manager will then be in touch to make first day working arrangements.

Current GTA vacancies

You can find available GTA vacancies listed below

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