School of History, Classics & Archaeology

Teaching support

The School of History, Classics & Archaeology is able to offer a wide range of part-time tutoring, demonstrating, marking and related jobs to research postgraduate students who are currently studying at the University of Edinburgh.

Teaching support

These Teaching Support posts mean we can commit to providing faster feedback to students, whilst ensuring that tutor groups can be kept to a minimum size. 

We also hope that you will benefit from this exposure to the teaching environment.  Previous employees have reported that this type of work provides a valuable insight for those considering a career in academia and useful transferable skills for those of you whose future lies elsewhere.  Work on a particular course might also improve your knowledge of a subject area, or open up new research opportunities.

Tutoring work will be offered to existing Teaching Support staff in the first instance, ensuring that contracted Guaranteed Hours staff receive an early offer of work that covers the minimum number of contracted hours.  Where there are still remaining tutoring positions to fill, the School HR team will contact eligible PGR students in their Prescribed Period of Study who don’t already have an employment contract, prioritising those who have already completed an Applicant Information Form.


Information for existing Teaching Support Staff

Information for Teaching Support Staff who already have a Guaranteed Hours contract of employment in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology.

How to apply

For those without a current contract, information on how to apply for tutoring and demonstrating work in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology.

Payment and additional Guaranteed Hours information

Information about contracts, getting paid and resigning from your Teaching Support post.

Common questions

Some of the most commonly-asked questions about tutoring opportunities.

Useful information for tutors (secured)

Once you have joined us as a tutor, you'll find lots of helpful information about the training offered and a copy of the tutor handbook.