Graduate Teaching Assistant, Graphic Communication Design

Vacancy ID: 8487
Main Location: CSM - King's Cross, London UK
Hours: Various
Contract: Fixed Term
Salary: £42.22 (enhanced) / £18.76 (basic) hourly rate
Closing date: August 30, 2022 10:55 pm

The role

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Graphic Communication Design Programme

The Graphic Communication Design Programme at Central Saint Martins is inviting recent BA and MA graduates with a passion for teaching and learning who are interested in contributing further to the GCD community to apply for the role of Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) on BA (Honours) Graphic Communication Design and/or MA Graphic Communication Design.

The role may include:

  • Mentoring current students by sharing their experiences of understanding briefs, developing creative processes and demonstrating how their work meets assessment requirements and learning outcomes.
  • Assisting lecturers with running classroom sessions and workshops.
  • Facilitating students as part of other kinds of course and programme activities.

GTAs play an important role in helping students see how parts of the courses connect together, including helping build a sense of continuity between lectures, briefs, work-in-progress feedback from tutors and peers and final crits.

Why choose us?

University of the Arts London is the world’s second University for Art and Design in the QS World University Rankings® 2021. Our diverse and talented community comprises over 5,000 academic, professional, and technical staff. Together we are committed to social purpose. This includes creating a better a more sustainable world and championing race equality.

We offer highly creative working environments that inspire staff across all areas to fulfil their potential and continuous training to further develop their skills and expertise. We also offer hybrid and flexible working practices, and excellent staff benefits to improve your work life balance.

Your Profile

This role is open to candidates who have recently completed their BA or MA (2021 or later) in Graphic Communication Design, or the equivalent. Interested candidates should upload a CV and cover letter by clicking “Apply” below. The CV should list your recent educational and professional experience (including dates and institutions/organisations). In your cover letter, please provide a paragraph or two explaining why you are interested in the role and how it relates to your skills, experience and interests. 


Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed and, if considered to be appointable, added to a pool of potential GTAs that may then be called upon at various points during the 2022-23 academic year for short hourly-paid engagements.


The closing date for applications is August 30 at 23:55 (London time). Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview in mid-September (provisionally September 15).

In return, University of the Arts London offers an attractive pension and a commitment to your continuing personal development and training in an environment that encourages excellence, creativity and diversity. 

If you have any queries about this role please email the CSM Resourcing Team on: 0207 514 7885 or email:

UAL is committed to creating diverse and inclusive environments for all staff and students to work and learn – a university where we can be ourselves and reach our full potential. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.

Candidates are advised to submit applications early.

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