PhD Studentship: Graduate Teaching Assistant Studentship in Innovation & Technology and Operations Management (ZhangM_U18NBS)

University of East Anglia - Norwich Business School

Start Date: January 2018

Supervisor: Dr Min Zhang

Project description: Norwich Business School (NBS) has one opening for Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) position for Home and EU applicants that provide studentships for doctoral research studies along with offering teaching experience and other support to help fast-track academic careers while at the same time gaining a PhD. The latest HEFCE assessment of research excellence (REF2014) puts Norwich Business School 17th overall in the UK out of 101 institutions and in 9th place for the quality of its research publications (Times Higher Education).

The School is looking for a one GTA in the research and teaching area of Innovation & Technology and Operations Management (

Application and Recruitment process:

Applications should be made using the University’s standard system for PhD applications. For online applications, please go:

In the ‘funding information’ section of the application, you must state that you wish to be considered for the Norwich Business School Graduate Teaching Assistant 2017 funding.

The deadline for application is 27th October 2017.

For an informal discussion please contact: Postgraduate Research Director Min Zhang,

Person specification: Entry Requirements:

  • Upper second (2:1) undergraduate degree and a Master’s degree (merit). Applicants with a background outside social sciences are also welcome but may be required to undertake additional training during their PhD studies.
  • English Language:  If English is not your native language, you must fulfil the Language Requirements for research degrees (IELTS 7.0 at least 6.5 in each component)
  • These studentships are open to Home and EU students only.

Funding notes:

Studying in NBS will be a life changing experience, equipping you with the expertise, knowledge, skills and experience to fast track a successful academic career. The key components of the NBS GTA Scheme are as follows:

  • Full tuition fees (Home/EU level of fees)
  • A tax-free maintenance grant (currently £14,296 per year)
  • Conference and training fund £1000 per year
  • Developing Teaching Skills: 20 credit Masters’ module, which is a part of the Higher Education Practice  (MA HEP)
  • Develop teacher training relationships with teaching mentors in addition to your PhD supervisors
  • Be a member of NBS' vibrant and exceptional academic community.
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