Teaching assistants at the Department of Computer Science, block 1 og 2 in 2020/2021 (readvertisement)

The Department of Computer Science is looking for TAs for courses in the bachelor programme and master programme in computer science from 1 September 2020 – 1. February 2021, block 1 & 2.

The employment is time limited for a period of 5 years from, but you must always be enrolled as a student if you wish to be a TA.

There are TA positions on the following courses:

Computer Science:

Read more about the job assignments in each course here. Furthermore the course descriptions are published at kurser.ku.dk. For more information please contact the course organiser who you find in the course description at kurser.ku.dk.

Work assignments

The TA's assignments vary from course to course but usually include:

Regarding the course:

  1. Preparation and conduction of weekly exercises.
  2. Preparation of the course before the course starts and possibly assistance during exam/re-exam.
  3. Weekly TA meetings, including continuous communication with the course responsible and the other TA’s about work assignments.
  4. Arithmetic test and preparation of assignments.
  5. Correction and approval of assignments.
  6. Guiding and answering questions from students about the course outside of exercise classes (e.g. in Absalon).

Outside the course:

1. Participation in TA workshop at IND, if you have not participated before. In the course you will get the didactic tools you will need to be a TA. (only in Danish).

2. Answering e-mails from the department regarding the work assignments above and keeping deadlines and appointments.

It is a requirement that you have completed two years of studies at bachelor level; other students may be employed if the assessment committee finds them qualified for the positions.

The TA positions are to be filled mainly with applicants who within the recent years have passed their bachelor programme in Computer Science. Students who have passed the bachelor programme (or are currently enrolled in the master programme) in Mathematics, Cognition & IT, Communication & IT or Health Informatics can also be considered as far as their competences are relevant for the course.

You must be enrolled as a student if you wish to be a TA. In order be a TA on BSc-courses we expect you to primarily communicate in Danish, and as a TA in an MSc-course, you are expected to be proficient in English.

Salary and conditions of employment
The positions are available for 5 years from 1 October 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. It is a requirement that you are enrolled as a student at an institution of higher education; employment will end without further notice if your enrolment as a student ends.

The employment is made in accordance with the Collective Agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the National Union for Student Teachers (SUL)/the Union of Danish Medical Students (FADL) for Student Teachers at the Danish universities and the annexed protocol on Student Teachers. Read more here (only in Danish): Cirkulærer for overenskomst af Studenterundervisere ved universiteter mv.

The specific number of hours per course is allocated each semester. The salary is 222.80 DKK per hour.  As a general rule, the workload is 130 hours for the 7.5ECTS courses and 260 for the 15 ECTS courses.


Send the application with a CV & transcript of your Examination Register by clicking the link ‘Apply now’ below - no later than 10 August 2020. If you apply for more than one TA position then please prioritize your wishes in your application.

Please state it in the top of your application if you are already employed as a TA at DIKU.

We want to reflect the surrounding society and encourage that everyone regardless of personal background applies for the position.

Job interview

In some cases you will to be invited for a job interview with the course organiser. Your e-mail address and phone number must be stated in the application.

More information about the positions

If you need further information about assignments etc. you can contact the course organiser. You can find the specific course organiser in the course description at kurser.ku.dk.



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Application deadline: 10-08-2020
Employment start: 01-10-2020
Department/Location: Department of Computer Science

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