|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students, International Students|
|Funding amount:||£17,668 plus a fee waiver and will have access to student support funds in line with the wider doctoral training provision at ULMS.|
|Placed On:||9th March 2023|
|Closes:||28th April 2023|
The University of Liverpool Management School (ULMS) is inviting applications from prospective Management PhD candidates with an outstanding academic achievement and research potential for a number of 4-year GTF Studentships (Graduate Teaching Fellowships) starting in the 2023/24 academic year.
These studentships provide an excellent opportunity to pursue your PhD studies at one of UK’s leading research institutions with international recognition and receive substantial financial support as well as intense research and teaching training in preparation for launching your academic career.
The University of Liverpool Management School
The University of Liverpool Management School is part of the UK’s Russel Group of leading research universities and one of an elite group of institutions worldwide to hold the gold standard triple-accreditation from AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. The UK Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 ranked ULMS 12th in the sector for its high-quality research output and 9th in terms of Research Power.
The School is currently divided into six subject groups: Marketing; Operations and Supply Chain Management; Strategy, International Business & Entrepreneurship; Work, Organisation & Management; Accounting & Finance; and Economics. ULMS has approximately 216 academic and research staff. ULMS staff have an international background. Examples of countries represented by ULMS include: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Russia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Turkey, UK and USA.
ULMS is also well linked with other lead universities in the UK providing further opportunities for networking, knowledge exchange and research training. We are part of NARTI, a network of research-led universities in the north of England, providing specialist advanced training through the facilitation of events, retreats and conferences. ULMS also forms part of the ESRC's North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (NWSSDTP).
4-year Graduate Teaching Fellowships (GTFs) in Management
The Graduate Teaching Fellowships provide an opportunity for applicants with a Master’s degree (preferably a Distinction grade) in a relevant subject and a strong commitment to research, to combine acquisition of teaching experience with studying for a PhD in the following subject areas: (1) Marketing, (2) Operations and Supply Chain Management, (3) Strategy, International Business & Entrepreneurship, (4) Work, Organisation & Management.
Participating in the Scheme will enable GTFs to attain funding for their doctoral research whilst receiving training and mentoring to become rounded academics. In addition to conducting their research, they will have the opportunity to contribute to ULMS’s research culture and to the delivery of an outstanding learning experience for students in the School.
In year one of the programme, fellows are required to demonstrate progress in developing their research skills, typically by completing relevant PhD training on Research Modules covering aspects of research philosophy and research methods. Further research training opportunities are provided via our partner Universities in the North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership. Year one also requires completion of a teacher training programme offered by the University of Liverpool primarily through shadowing and mentored classroom involvement. Successful candidates will be required to teach during their programme, alongside the doctoral research thesis.
GTFs will receive an annual stipend of approx. £17,668* plus a fee waiver and will have access to student support funds in line with the wider doctoral training provision at ULMS. These fellowships are open to all nationalities. Overseas students will receive a fee waiver at the Home rate and a top up payment to cover fees at the International rate may be available subject to budget. The maintenance grant for Overseas and Home students is the same amount.
Research themes within each Subject Group
Interested applicants are encouraged to check out the subject group and staff profiles in each group to identify fit with the topics they plan to study as well as nominating potential supervisors. It is encouraged that candidates contact potential ULMS supervisors before the deadline to explore whether collaboration can be initiated.
Please find specific information regarding projects in each of the Management School’s six Subject Groups by following the links below:
How to Apply
Applicants must complete all sections of the University Postgraduate Study Application Form. Applications are to be made via the University of Liverpool Apply Online, system, selecting as programme of study Management Studies.
In the Finance section select funding source Sponsor and insert ‘PHD-GTF-ULMS-2023 studentship’ in the box below. Also include this as the first line of your Personal Statement.
Alongside the completed application form and Personal Statement, applicants should submit the following supporting documents:
All applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language (IELTS 7.0 average overall and a minimum of 6.5 in each component), and, where relevant, are required to provide evidence of this. Qualifications accepted by the University include GCSE English; GCE O level English; AS Level English; A Level English Language; IELTS; Cambridge Proficiency etc. Please refer to the full list here. If you are unsure if your English qualification meets requirements for this Studentship as above then please check with the Research team before applying.
Please give details of your PhD proposal around 2000 words. References/bibliography should be included within this word limit. The assessment panel will closely assess submitted proposal against these key criteria:
The proposal should explain why you would like to undertake this research and your thoughts on the distinct challenges and opportunities it might bring. You can find information on how to write a PhD research proposal here.
Incomplete and/or late applications will not be considered. Please ensure you submit all of the above documents with your application.
Closing Date for Applications: Friday 28th April 2023, 5pm UK time
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview
If you would like to discuss the studentships further, please contact the Director of Studies PhD in Management Dr Carola Wolf (email@example.com)
Informal enquiries can also be directed to the ULMS Research Support Team (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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