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PhD/Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) – Geography

PhD/Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) – Geography

Location: Ormskirk
Salary: £9,000 per annum plus benefits package
Fixed Term for 3 years
Post Type: Full Time
Reference: EHGT193-1218

A fantastic opportunity to study for a fully funded doctorate whilst gaining valuable teaching experience

About You

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:

  • Successfully undertake an initial programme of accredited research training.
  • Undertake a PhD programme of research under the supervision of an appointed supervisory team.
  • Enhance the research culture of the Department in which they are located, the Research Institute to which they are attached, and the University by participating in events, conferences and training.
  • Successfully complete a programme of teacher training.
  • Undertake up to six hours teaching a week as directed by the Head of Department.

Rewards/Benefits

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. We offer a range of specialist development sessions or courses and an award-winning staff health & wellbeing programme. This means as well as being enrolled on our PGCTHE to support your professional development, you are able to have a lunchtime stroll across our beautiful campus, 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.

Payment for teaching hours will be in the region of £9,000 per annum and each GTA will receive a ‘package’ which includes a combined salary (for teaching/support to teaching as appropriate) and full waiver of postgraduate tuition fees as well as a scholarship of £5,500 per annum or free single room postgraduate student accommodation on campus (subject to availability).

About Us

“A great success story… an institution that improves and impresses year after year” – Times Higher Education.

Based on an award-winning campus in West Lancashire, voted Best University Workplace 2015, judged Best UK Employer (European Business Awards 2016) and highly commended in Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2017 for Workplace of the Year, Edge Hill University offers a stimulating and empowering environment for ambitious and high performing researchers.

Research interests in the Department of Geography span a wide range of geographical and geological subjects. Research is aided by high quality laboratories and specialist ICT facilities. Staff have developed an extensive network of research links with environmental organizations and other universities in the UK and overseas.Applications are invited in the following areas:

  • Palaeoenvironmental reconstruction
  • Environmental and climatechange
  • Peatland carbon cycling
  • Fluvial geomorphology and flooding
  • Evolution of sandy coastlines with rising sea levels and climate change
  • Meso-scale beach-dune morphodynamics
  • Assessing and mapping coastal vulnerability
  • Particulate pollution in the airport environment
  • Volcanology and geochemistry
  • Environmental remote sensing
  • Cultural and heritage geographies

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Paul Aplin.

How to apply

Applicants must complete the online application form via www.edgehill.ac.uk/jobs, attaching one document containing:

  • A ‘Research Proposal’ which should not exceed 2,000 words (see Project Information)
  • A full academic curriculum vitae

To apply please click here.

Closing Date: Thursday 31 January 2019

Interviews will be held between Monday 4 March and Friday 29 March 2019.


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