Job opportunity - TA for the course Fundamentals of People-Oriented Computing (HS 2024)

The Department of Informatics at UZH offers the course Fundamentals of People-Oriented Computing for master students specializing in People-Oriented Computing. This course is revised in HS 2024 and will be taught by Dr. Chat Wacharamanotham. The course aims to equip students with fundamental knowledge and skills to work with research literature, people, and data.

We are looking for two Teaching Assistants to join the team!

About the role

You will assess and give feedback on assignments, hold 1–2 in-class tutorials, monitor the forum on OLAT, and help with grading the exams. The workload will be around 90 hours and spread from September 2024 to January 2025.

The workplace is Binzmühlestrasse 14, 8050 Zurich

About you

You are a master’s student at UZH. The following skills and experience are required:

  • Experience in reading and discussing research articles in your field of study
  • Ability to analyze arguments and evaluate their validity, soundness, and cogency
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English

Desirable characteristics, but not required:

  • Having taken this course or any seminar-style courses at the master level before
  • Knowledge in cognitive psychology
  • Experience in using inferential statistics (e.g., t-test, ANOVA)
  • Prior experience as Tutor or TA at UZH
  • Prior experience with OLAT as Tutor or TA (e.g., organizing course elements or setup assignments)

Not required:

  • Knowledge in computing
  • Programming skill
  • Being a student at the Department of Informatics

We offer

Either:

  • 1200 CHF (paid out at the end of the semester) or
  • 3 ECTS credited to your Master’s program

For the ECTS option:

  • You can use these ECTS in the “INF electives” or “free electives” category, if you are a student at the Department of Informatics. For other UZH students, please check with your program if they can use the ECTS credit.
  • In addition, if you don’t have any experience in the TA/Tutor role before, you will be required to take a Tutor/TA qualification “Start! Academic Teaching: Basics”. This course is an online course plus one workshop. They are totaled to ~30 hours workload—which is separated from your TA work. Upon completing this course, you will receive an additional 1 ECTS.

To apply

Prepare the following materials in one PDF file:

  • Write about yourself and argue why you are the right person for this job (around half page)
  • Your CV (if available)
  • The transcript of your masters’ study showing courses you took and grades you received
  • Any other materials that you think are relevant for the decision

Email it to chat@ifi.uzh.ch with the subject line “FPOC TA application”.

After receiving your application, we will contact you within 1–2 working days.