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Graduate Teaching Assistant - Social Scientific Research Methods

Heriot-Watt University - Edinburgh Business School - Doctoral Centre

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Edinburgh
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: £15,703
Hours: Part Time
Placed On: 17th December 2021
Closes: 21st February 2022
Reference: 1737

The School of Social Sciences at Heriot-Watt University wishes to appoint a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) to join the School’s Doctoral Centre.  This GTA post is intended to support an early career scholar to work towards a PhD while contributing to teaching in the School.  The anticipated start date for the successful candidate will be aligned with either the May or September 2022 PhD intake.

About the Doctoral Centre

The Doctoral Centre consists of academic and professional services colleagues who oversee the School’s doctoral programmes, and are responsible for all aspects of the PGR student experience.  Our academic team members also lead a number of courses at all levels on social research methods.  Drawn from each of the core disciplinary areas of the School, the academic members of our team have an eclectic range of research interests but are united by their shared expertise in social research methodology.

Detailed description

This role is intended to provide teaching support in the area of social research methods, and will include large and small group teaching, online delivery, tutorials and assessment activities.  In addition, the role-holder will be expected to undertake a 4-year PhD programme, for which a fee waiver will be provided.

We invite applications from candidates who can address one of the following topic areas in their PhD:

The ‘Leaky Pipeline’ in postgraduate business education. The leaky pipeline metaphor is often used to explore the processes resulting in women (and sometimes other groupings, e.g., race/ethnicity) becoming unrepresented at senior levels in organisations. Even where roughly equal proportions of men and women enter a similar career, research continues to show women ‘leaking’ from career advancement ‘pipelines’ at a higher rate than men, due to a variety of socio-cultural and economic reasons.

Radically open science:  Using discursive and rhetorical psychology to explore experimentation in action. The last decade has seen the rapid rise of the open science movement in psychology, featuring initiatives such as data sharing, pre-registration, and a number of measures aimed at enhancing the status of replication studies in the field.  However, little research has thus far sought to explore the details of what actually happens in psychological experiments, most notably how experiments are accomplished through the moment-by-moment unfolding of interaction. 

How to apply

For full role information, please go to:

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Applications can be submitted up to midnight (UK time) on Monday 21st February 2022. This is a Grade 6 role, 0.5 FTE for 48 months, salary £15,703.

When applying for this role, please submit a single pdf that includes a cover letter that identifies how your skills and experience are a good match for this position, a copy of your PhD research proposal (max. 1500 words), a copy of your CV, and the names and contact details for two referees.  Your covering letter should also confirm your right to work in the UK.

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