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Post Graduate Teaching Assistant

Loughborough University - School of Business and Economics

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Loughborough
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students
Funding amount: £25,217 to £30,046 per annum. Subject to annual pay award.
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 17th September 2019
Closes: 27th October 2019
Reference: REQ190844

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 Accounting and Finance. 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 Accounting and Finance Discipline Group's research themes: Corporate Finance, Financial Markets, Financial and Management Accounting, and Corporate Governance and Sustainability. Further details about the research activities and interest of the Accounting and Finance group's staff can be found here:

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 25,217 - GBP 30,046 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. 


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:

Informal enquiries should be made to Professor Huainan Zhao, Head of the Accounting and Finance Discipline Group, by email at

Applicants are encouraged to contact the proposed PhD supervisor directly with any questions about the project.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 27th October 2019. Interviews will take place on 12th November 2019. Previous applicants need not apply.

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