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Postgraduate Teaching Assistant in Economics

Loughborough University - School of Business and Economics

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Loughborough
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students
Funding amount: £24,771 to £29,515 per annum. Subject to annual pay award.
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 14th June 2019
Closes: 18th July 2019
Reference: REQ190505
 

Fixed-term for 5-years, or until PhD completion, whichever is sooner.

This vacancy is only available to applicants who are eligible to work and study in the UK as the role does not meet the requirements for Visa sponsorship under UK immigration regulations.

Combining a teaching role with postgraduate research, this PGTA position is an exciting opportunity to complete a PhD under the supervision of Loughborough University's expert staff while gaining invaluable experience in the delivery of learning and teaching.

This PGTA position sits within the School of Business and Economics at Loughborough University and will support the teaching of a range of undergraduate modules in economics and quantitative methods Teaching roles will include:

  • Demonstrating/Seminars/Tutorials- to undertake support teaching activities during seminar, tutorial and practical sessions
  • Supervision- providing support to academic staff, supervising UG projects.
  • Mentoring/Tutoring- providing students with guidance and technical support for module queries, study skills and referring them to appropriate pastoral support.
  • Highly moderated marking.

Candidates should have a strong, relevant, educational background, excellent communication skills and experience of undertaking a research project.

The PhD topic must fall within the Economics Discipline Group's research themes: Applied econometrics, Financial economics and banking, Industrial economics, International economics and trade, monetary economics and development.  

Further details about the research activities and interest of the Economics group's staff can be found here: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/sbe/discipline-groups/economics/                                                                                         

Studentship tuition fees will be paid by the University but no additional studentship stipend will be paid as this position will attract a full-time 'Specialist & Supporting Academic' Grade 5 salary (GBP 24,771 - GBP 29,515 per annum). Progression opportunities exist within the post as there is the potential to progress to SSA Grade 6 on gaining Associate Fellow status of the Higher Education Academy (or other such body), and meeting additional criteria after two years of employment. 

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Two online application forms must be completed for this post: candidates should submit both an application for employment, and an application for PhD studentship. See Postgraduate Research Degree web-page for more details: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/research-applications/

Informal enquiries should be made to Professor Paul Turner, Deputy Head of the Economics Discipline Group, by email at P.M.Turner@lboro.ac.uk. Applicants are encouraged to contact the proposed PhD supervisor directly with any questions about the project.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 18th July 2019. Interviews will take place on 5th August 2019. Previous applicants need not apply.

   
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