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Graduate Teaching Assistant Psychology

Heriot-Watt University

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £15,703
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 17th December 2021
Closes: 31st January 2022
Job Ref: 1571

The Department of Psychology wishes to appoint a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) to join the Psychology team. This GTA post is intended to support an early career scholar to work towards a PhD while contributing to teaching in the School. This is a Grade 6 position at 0.5FTE and for 48 months duration.

The Department of Psychology is part of the School of Social Sciences, which also includes the Department of Languages & Intercultural Studies and Edinburgh Business School. 

We have an established set of values that help us to nurture innovation and leadership, and show our commitment to continuous improvement and development in all our activities.

For full details on our University please view our Careers at Heriot-Watt http://www.hw.ac.uk/about/careers-at-heriot-watt.htm

Detailed description

This role is intended to provide teaching support in Psychology, including large and small group teaching, online delivery, tutorials and assessment activities. In addition, the role-holder will be expected to undertake a PhD programme on a part-time basis for the first two years of the appointment, switching to full-time status for the final two years of the appointment.

We invite applications from candidates who can address one of the following topic areas in their PhD, to be located in the Centre for Applied Behavioural Sciences:

Leadership and executive coaching: Empowering Women Leaders Using Psychology-based Coaching Interventions. The 21st century workplace challenges women in leadership roles to use their position not only to advance human and social capital, but also to achieve sustainable organizational goals. This project will investigate the impact of leadership coaching psychology-based interventions on women leaders, with the aim to promote and increase their resilience, sense of empowerment  and psychological capital.

How do traits of anxiety and/or autism affect deaf and hearing BSL signers' and non-signers' sensitivity to identity and emotions of faces? This interdisciplinary project will understand how sensitive people who use British Sign Language are to the identity and emotions of faces and how psychiatric and neurodiverse traits affect this sensitivity. Deaf people have an advantage in face processing over people with hearing

How are Academics Thought of by Society (HATS)?: An exploration of attitudes, perceptions and the relationship of academia to society in a post-truth era. This project seeks to understand implicit and explicit attitudes to academia and Higher Education by different groups in society. Psychological theories will be used to explore how these attitudes and perceptions vary, or may be stable, by groups defined by their protected characteristics.

Please see the Heriot-Watt career site for full details of the supervisory teams who can be contacted before submission of proposals.

For specific application details and full information please go to: 

https://enzj.fa.em3.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX/job/1571/?utm_medium=jobshare

This is a Grade 6 role for 48 months, salary £15,703 and 0.5FTE.

At Heriot-Watt University we understand that being diverse makes us better which is why we support a culture of respect and equal opportunity, and value diversity at the heart of what we do

Ref: 1571

Closing Date –31st January 2022

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