We are looking for talented and motivated students who want to combine their studies with a job during spring 2023. The application deadline is November 15th.
As a teaching assistant (TA) you can contribute to fellow students' learning experiences in many and important ways, especially by communicating the subject matter from a student perspective. As a student, you can communicate subject matter from a different angle than an experienced lecturer can. The general feedback from students is that the TA contribution is important for learning.
Tasks for a TA can include meetings with students, arranging seminars and group work, arranging lab exercises, giving feedback on assignments, registering attendance at compulsory activities. All work is in collaboration with and under the guidance of the teacher.
Why become a teaching assistant?
Here are five good reasons!
Employers do not just look at education and grades when recruiting. How do you stand out from other graduates with the same education? A job as a TA gives you relevant work experience even before you have graduated. By combining work and studies, you also show that you are structured and that you have good work capacity.
It is a part-time job that can be combined with full-time studies. Being a TA signals some important competencies: You are skilled, committed and motivated. The fact that you have been a TA signals that you are willing to take on a challenge and are not afraid to throw yourself into something new.
There is hardly a better way to learn than to teach. By explaining the subject matter to fellow students, you yourself develop a deeper understanding of the subject. It also stimulates your creativity and communication skills, because you have to deal with students with different backgrounds and skills.
The vast majority are uncomfortable presenting in front of an audience. But - this is about training! The farther you dare to go beyond your comfort zone, the bigger it gets. You will also experience the joy of seeing how fellow students, because of your help, understand a difficult theory that you yourself recently struggled with – and finally understood.
As a TA you get the opportunity to build important social and professional networks as you work closely with the teachers at HH. Good collaboration skills are highly valued in working life.
Students with TA experience are preferred over others when we are recruiting. This is because they have relevant experience and have shown commitment during their studies.
Master in Business Administration
MSB204 Information, Management and Digitalization
MSB416 Business Development and Innovation, The Firm Perspective
MSB335 Business Development and Innovation, The Policy Perspective
MSB106 Developing and Marketing Innovations
MSB104 Research Methods
MSB202 Advanced Marketing Analytics
MSB203 Leadership and Organizational Change
Bachelor in Business Administration
BØK225 Organisasjon, ressurser og ledelse
BØK365 Statistikk og samfunnsvitenskapelig metode
BØK255 Makroøkonomi BØK301 Driftsregnskap og økonomistyring
Bachelor in Law
BRV120 Juridisk metode I
BRV130 Familie og arverett
How much a TA works depends on the teacher in collaboration with the TA. It can range from a few hours a single week to 10 hours per week. Working hours always include contact time with students and time for preparation (eg preparation for seminars and review of assignments). Working hours are agreed upon between the TA and the teacher, and approved by the dean/program manager. As a full-time student, the work should in any case not exceed 10 hours per week.
TAs are paid on an hourly basis in accordance with current government pay regulations. Today, this corresponds to an hourly wage of NOK 189,– for master students and NOK 171,- for bachelor students.
You must have obtained at least grade B on the course in which you are to be a TA. Teachers choose their TA based on academic results and personal suitability. If you have an education from another institution, you must send your diploma with documentation on the grades in the subjects you want to be a TA in. Mark in your diploma which subjects that is. Students who don't send this documentation will not be considered. You have to be a 2nd-year master student to be a TA on the masterclasses.
All TAs will receive a certificate of employment.