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GGS-Teaching Assistantship Programme

Foto: iStockThe GGS Teaching Assistantship Programme offers international doctoral candidates the chance to gather teaching experience and develop their skills

APPLY NOW for 2020!*

*Application phase extended! APPLY latest by Febuary 5th, 11.59 pm!

What is the GGS Teaching Assistantship Programme about?

For international doctoral candidates it is often difficult to gather teaching experience at JLU Giessen as lectures on Bachelor`s and Master`s level are mainly held in German. Therefore, the GGS is happy to announce the 6th round of the GGS Teaching Assistantship Programme. The aim of the GGS Teaching Assistantship Programme is to offer international doctoral candidates the chance to gather teaching experience which is a key skill if you intend to pursue an academic career.

We have sparked your interest and you would like to know more? Have a look at the Teaching Assistantship Programmes of the previous few years.


What do I get out of participating in the GGS Teaching Assistantship Programme?

If you are an international doctoral candidate please feel invited to share your ideas for paid teaching assistantships (14,70 € per hour including preparation and lecture time). Please note that the programme is designed exclusively for GGS members who are not German citizens and who have obtained their BA degree (or equivalent) outside of Germany. Please note that the TAs are not scholarships.

Which kind of courses will be offered within the TA programme depends entirely on your ideas! Do you have skills, talents and expertise that you would like to share with your fellow PhD colleagues? Would you like to offer an academic writing training for students, doctoral candidates and even postdocs? Are you experienced in research fieldwork or an methodexpert that other GGS members might benefit from? Would like to offer a language course in your mother tongue? Or would you like to present your research project? Tell us all about your ideas!

How can I apply?

APPLY NOW for 2020!*

*Application phase extended! APPLY latest by Febuary 5th, 11.59 pm!

Are there any selection criteria?

The Programme is created exclusively for doctoral candidates and post-doctoral researchers in the Faculties of Law, Economics and Business Studies, and Social Sciences and Cultural Studies at JLU Giessen as well as for doctoral candidates and post-doctoral researchers from other JLU Faculties whose research interests are in line with the GGS research profile.

  • innovativeness of the project idea
  • clear and consistent description of the project idea
  • quality of the didactic concept
  • practicability of the course plan/ time schedule
  • attractiveness of the course for doctoral candidates of the GGS

What happens then?

Please make sure that the Teaching Assistantship Programme include a kick-off meeting and a two-day preparatory workshop. Please note that your participation in this event is mandatory as well as the attendance in the lectures and workshops of your fellow colleagues (!).

Kick-Off Meeting March 2020 (tba), 2 hours In the kick-off meeting you will get to know your fellow colleagues and receive all relevant information on the structure of the programme as well as on important changes
Preparatory Workshop

March to April 2020 (tba),

2 days

Develop, discuss and present your course content and train your didactical skills with an exclusiv trainer in a 2-day Preparatory Workshop. Learn how to present your content or how motivate your future target group.
Final Get-Together July 2020 (tba), 2 hours Final get-together for the distribution of certificates of participation in the TAP, the evaluation of the programme and the completion of last documents necessary for your payment.