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Joint PhD Studentship & Graduate Teaching Fellow Posts - SSPC (2022/23)

University of Liverpool - School of Law and Social Justice

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Liverpool
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: The School of Law and Social Justice will pay all part-time and full-time University fees at the home / EU level (£4,596 FT in 2022/23), plus a full maintenance grant per annum fixed at the UKRI level (expected to be £16,062)
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Placed On: 13th May 2022
Closes: 31st May 2022

The Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology invites applications for two Graduate Teaching Fellow (GTF) positions commencing September/October 2022.

We are keen to hear from applicants with a first degree and a Masters in Sociology, Criminology or cognate discipline (including Social Research Methods), and whose proposed research aligns with the broader interests of our Department and/or within either of our existing research clusters, which include: Publics & Practices and International Criminological Research Unit (https://www.liv.ac.uk/sociology-social-policy-and-criminology/research/).   

Our Department has a vibrant, creative, and critically engaged research culture that was established over 100 years ago. The history and culture of the Department are grounded in issues of social justice, this is reflected in our contemporary teaching and research interests of which our PhD cohort is a significant part. Details of our Department’s teaching and research activities can be found on our website which applicants are encouraged to review and be aware of prior to applying (http://www.liv.ac.uk/sociology-social-policy-and-criminology).

Person specification

Candidates must have a good first degree in Sociology, Criminology or related discipline and preferably should have completed (or be near to completing) a postgraduate degree at Masters or an equivalent level. The successful applicant will be required to undertake small-group teaching and assessment marking in one or more core undergraduate modules. In preparing an application to the post, applicants are advised to review the core modules available on our programmes and give consideration as to where their research interests and strengths might meaningfully contribute to teaching delivery during the course of the fellowship (https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/sociology-social-policy-and-criminology/study/undergraduate/modules/). Previous teaching experience, while desirable, is not essential as some in-house training and mentoring will be provided.

Details of the post

The fellowship is funded over a four-year period: two years of part-time PhD registration combined with teaching and research skills training; then (depending on successful progression), two years of full-time PhD registration, during which the post-holder will continue to teach in Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology.  Over this period, the School of Law and Social Justice will pay all part-time and full-time University fees at the home / EU level (£4,596 FT in 2022/23), plus a full maintenance grant per annum fixed at the UKRI level (expected to be £16,062).

International students are welcome to apply for this GTF post. However, to comply with UK Immigration regulations, the GTF scheme must be structured differently for non-Home/EU candidates. Full-time PhD registration will commence from September / October 2022. In addition, international students are required to cover the shortfall in University PhD tuition fees – these are paid only at home student level and only for the duration of the fellowship.

Application process

Applications for the fellowship should be sent by email to Ms Jayne Bryson ((slsjpgr@liverpool.ac.uk).

All applications must include the following: a CV; a one-page covering letter outlining the applicant’s suitability for the post; a PhD research proposal of between 500-1000 words; two up-to-date references. Before applying, potential applicants are strongly advised to contact a prospective supervisor in the Department, to discuss their proposal and potential for taking on their project for supervision. Staff academic profiles are available to view on the School’s website: (https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/sociology-social-policy-and-criminology/staff/).

For queries or further information, please contact the Department's Director of Postgraduate Research, Dr Terence Heng (T.Heng@liverpool.ac.uk).

The deadline for applications is 11.30pm on 31st May 2022.

We will look to invite shortlisted candidates for a virtual interview, via Zoom or Microsoft Teams, in the week commencing 20th June 2022.

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