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Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) PhD Studentships - Health, Social Care and Medicine

Edge Hill University

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Ormskirk
Funding for: UK Students, International Students
Funding amount: Please refer to advert
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 10th December 2021
Closes: 17th January 2022
Reference: EHGT258-1121
 

A fantastic opportunity to study for a fully funded doctorate whilst gaining valuable teaching experience.

About You

You will have a 2.1 or above undergraduate degree in a relevant subject, whilst a Masters degree would also be an advantage. You should have a passion for pursuing original research in your subject area along with the desire to develop your teaching ability by supporting an experienced and dynamic undergraduate programme team.

Highly motivated, resilient and with the determination to succeed, you will be committed to undertaking a PhD and will possess strong written and oral communication skills along with excellent organisational skills.

About the Role

Graduate Teaching Assistants hold a unique position in the University, being both registered postgraduate researchers (PGRs) and carrying out teaching/teaching support duties.

PGRs will be expected to:

Complete a programme of researcher development sessions.

Undertake tailored continuing researcher development.

Complete a programme of training in teaching in Higher Education.

Complete a PhD programme of research under the guidance of an appointed supervisory team.

Undertake up to six hours teaching a week as directed by the Head of Department.

Undertake up to nine hours per week of marking and preparation.

Enhance the research culture of the department in which they are located, and of the University as a whole, by participating in development activities including publication and presenting at conferences.

Rewards/Benefits

We want you to feel happy when you come to work and proud when you go home. From the moment you join us you have the opportunity to enhance your skills. In addition to having the opportunity to enrol on our Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (PGCTHE) to support your professional development, we offer a range of specialist development sessions and courses.

Each GTA studentship includes a ‘package’ with a total value in excess of £20,000 for UK applicants and £30,000 for International applicants per annum.

This includes:

A stipend of £9,552 per annum
Full waiver of research degree tuition fees worth approximately £4,700 per annum for UK PGRs and £14,000 per annum for international PGRs
£5,500 per annum to contribute to the cost of accommodation
Full waiver of the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education tuition fee (worth approximately £1740)

Research Degree information session – GTA focus

The Graduate School will be holding an online Research Degree Information session on Monday 13 December 2021 at 17:00 (GMT). This session will go through the GTA role and it is strongly advised that interested applicants attend this session prior to applying. To register for this session, please email graduateschooladmissions@edgehill.ac.uk. Registration will close on Friday 10 December at 16:00 (GMT).

At Edge Hill University we value the benefits a rich and diverse workforce brings to our community and therefore welcome applications from all sections of society.

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