The University of the Highlands and Islands is the United Kingdom’s leading integrated university encompassing both further and higher education. Based in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, our distinctive partnership of 13 independent colleges and research institutions is locally based and rooted in communities, but with national and international reach, as part of a regional university structure.

To support our work we are recruiting to the following role:

Teaching Assistant

Salary range £25 per hour
Duration5 months
Working hoursPart Time Variable
LocationWorking from home
Closing DateWednesday 16 October 2019

The Centre for History, founded in 2005, is part of the Humanities and Gaelic Subject Network, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business, University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). The Centre has impressive support from university management, and is seen as of strategic importance to the work of the university. The centre has a strong team of research active scholars and this team has developed an innovative range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

The Centre seeks to employ a new Teaching Assistant for Semester Two of 2019-20 (January to May 2020). This will involve leading seminar-style discussions by video-conference with students, sessions to be taught from a UHI Academic Partner college or from home. You will prepare, administer and assess classes in modern Scottish, British, European and North American history, with the possibility of some early modern teaching too. You will be expected to have some previous experience of university-level teaching, to be at postdoctoral level, and will be paid at an hourly rate, this covering preparation, lecturing, marking and administration on the relevant modules.                                 

Candidate Requirements

The minimum requirements for selection are as follows:

  • PhD, preferably in History
  • a good knowledge of the field and experience in teaching
  • willingness to embrace and help develop a wide range of teaching and assessment methods

Interviews will be held Monday 18 November 2019.

If you have any queries about the application process please contact the Personnel Office at or on 01463 279239.