Teaching assistants are sought for Electricity and Magnetism 2020-2021

We are looking for teaching assistants for the course “Electricity and Magnetism” (WPPH16001, https://www.rug.nl/ocasys/fwn/vak/show?code=WBPH033-10), to be taught for the first year students in Blocks II of the 2020-21 season. The course will be read by Profs. Steven Hoekstra (Block IIa, the course coordinator) and Maxim Pchenitchnikov (Block IIb). The teaching assistants are supposed to lead tutorials on problem solving two times a week, and assist the lecturers in setting up, supervising and grading the exams (6 exams in total plus a reexam on July 8th 2020). For the bachelor/master students, a financial compensation will be provided..

The requirements for the successful candidates are the following:

  1. Excellent knowledge of Electricity and Magnetism (the textbook: Introduction to Electrodynamics by Griffiths, 4th edition) as evident from the grade of 7.5 or higher earned for this or a similar course
  2. Ability to solve (after preparations) and explain to the students Problems from Griffiths (Chapters 1-12)
  3. Pedagogical skills as to be enthusiastic and dedicated teacher
  4. Fluent English
  5. Ability to teach in and deal with international classes
  6. Availability for 90% of the tutorials and exams as the least (except exceptional circumstances such as illness etc – vacations do not count!)

Interested should contact the course coordinator Prof. Steven Hoekstra (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with a short motivation letter explaining why they should get the job. The search will be closed as soon as the positions are filled so that early applications are advantageous.