TA duties

All PhD students registered with the Section of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering are required to teach 580h spread over 3 years.

Detailed information can be found below and on the Guidelines for PhD teaching assistants at SCGC.

Contact: Mrs Séverine Roque

PhD students are not expected to teach in the first and last six months of their PhD, but are of course allowed to if it is their wish.

How much does it mean concretely: roughly one day/week teaching during term-time.

Courses and exercises sessions: in principle, the hours giving at SCGC are effective working hours (+1h for every hour of exercise sessions).

Project supervisions: bundle of 56 teaching credits for every student supervised.

Outreach events: to be validated by the Section first. Hours worked during the weekend are doubled.

PhD from outside will receive extra 3 teaching credits per day spent in Lausanne.

Train tickets are to be arranged with the lab’s secretaries.

Up to 50 h of teaching will be credited for French courses for non-French speaking PhD students (upon presentation of justification).

Each year, 10 teaching excellence awards including a diploma and a cash prize will be attributed to outstanding PhD teaching assistants. Nominations are made exclusively by the teachers.