Graduate Teaching Assistant for the MSc Urban Economic Development programme

University College London - UCL Development Planning Unit

The Development Planning Unit (DPU) is an international centre specialising in academic teaching, practical training, research and consultancy in the field of urban and regional development and planning. It is concerned with promoting sustainable forms of development, understanding rapid urbanisation and encouraging innovation in the policy, planning and management responses to the economic, social and environmental development of cities and regions, especially in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

The Development Planning Unit attracts a range of staff members with both academic and professional backgrounds in the field of international development. Teaching, research and advisory work at the DPU includes a significant degree of engagement with practice and field experience, including an international field trip.

The Graduate Teaching Assistant provides support to the Course Directors of the MSc Urban Economic Development (UED) course for academic administration, and basic academic inputs into the programme. The Graduate Teaching Assistant will also help to manage IT systems involved in the web-based elements of the course.

The appointment will be made from September 2017 (or nearest possible date). The successful applicant will be subject to the usual UCL probationary procedures. Please note that the appointment will normally be made at grade 6 point 21.

Candidates need to be educated, at least to Masters level in a subject related to urban economic development planning studies; and possess strong analytical skills. They need to demonstrate good interpersonal skills and excellent administrative and organisational skills, in particular a good knowledge of computer software. The successful candidate should demonstrate the awareness and experiences in necessary to work in a multi-cultural setting involving sensitive and crucial group dynamics and be self-motivated and demonstrate competency in the fulfilment of administrative task.

UCL vacancy reference: 1662574

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

Informal enquiries about the post can be made to the MSc UED Course Co-Directors, Dr Le-Yin Zhang and Dr Naji Makarem respectively.

For enquiries about the application process and the Development Planning Unit may be addressed to Ms Nkenji Okpara, Departmental Manager ( or tel: 020 7679 1117).

Closing Date: 24 August 2017

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

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