Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) PhD Studentships - History
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 students and carrying out teaching/teaching support duties.
Students 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.
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. In addition to the wide range of development opportunities available, the University has a strong focus on the wellbeing of its staff. You will have access to an award-winning staff health & wellbeing programme, benefit from discounted membership to our state of the art sport and leisure facilities and so much more. This is just a taste of what we are able to offer you at Edge Hill University.
Each GTA studentship includes a ‘package’ with a total value in excess of £20,000 for UK students and £30,000 for International students per annum. This includes:
· A stipend of £9,180 per annum
· Full waiver of research degree tuition fees worth approximately £4,650 per annum for UK students and £14,050 per annum for international students
· £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 )
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