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Graduate Teaching Associate (PhD studentship track)

Royal Holloway, University of London - Department of Psychology

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Egham
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: £29,645 per annum pro rata inclusive of London Allowance
Hours: Part Time
Placed On: 23rd September 2021
Closes: 31st October 2021
Reference: 0321-083-R

Fixed-Term, Part Time, 0.4 FTE

(This post comprises a 40% Teaching Associate role and a 60% PhD student role for four years)

The yearly stipend for the PhD studentship is £6500.

Starting Salary is £29,645 per annum pro rata inclusive of London Allowance 1*

*This is the expected starting salary for this post however appointment at a higher point may be made for candidates who demonstrate exceptional skills and experience relevant to the role.

Applications are invited for a newly developed post of Graduate Teaching Studentships in the Department of Psychology, School of Life Sciences and the Environment. Teaching duties run from mid-September to end-May on a 0.48 FTE basis (up to 20 hours per week, but with an average of 17.5). This equates to a 0.40 FTE contract across the year and will be salaried on that pro-rata basis, using the Royal Holloway Grade 6 scale. In addition to this, successful applicants will be awarded a studentship to support their part-time PhD studies; this will include a part-time fee waiver and a stipend of £6,500. This post is initially for four years, but the contract may be extended, if required, to support PhD completion.

The post holder will work as part of our academic team in a dynamic and supportive environment that is known internationally for its outstanding research and teaching, and will join an active and expanding postgraduate research community. There is a strong research environment, with the Department being ranked 6th in the UK in the 2014 REF for our world-leading and internationally excellent research. There is a strong culture of support for teaching within the Department, with regular training provided. Further information on our teaching and research environment can be found here.

The PhD/research element of this role involves being enrolled as a part-time PhD student. For information on applying for the PhD programme, we have advertised a number of strategic projects on our website and the College application process is also outlined. You must apply having completed your project proposal with a named project supervisor.

Applicants should ideally hold, or be predicted to achieve, a first class undergraduate degree or equivalent in Psychology or related disciplines (minimum requirement: 2.1). Applicants must be able to demonstrate Psychology subject-matter knowledge relevant to typical undergraduate curriculum.  Some experience of teaching at undergraduate or MSc level is desirable.

For an informal discussion about the teaching elements of this post, please contact Professor Victoria Bourne, Director of Teaching and Learning by email: For an informal discussion about the PhD/research elements of this post, please contact Professor Dawn Watling, Psychology PGR Lead by email:

Please quote the reference: 0321-083-R

Closing Date:  Midnight, 31 October 2021  

Interview Date: TBC

Please note that it will not be possible for the College to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as the pro-rata salary will not meet the minimum threshold set by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with the College, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

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