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PhD in Human Sciences with Graduate Teaching Assistant position

PhD in Human Sciences with Graduate Teaching Assistant position

Due to the launch of the new MBBS Gateway programme at Hull York Medical School, an exciting opportunity for a successful candidate to take the post of Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) while simultaneously studying for a PhD. The teaching position is based at the University of Hull campus. The PhD will be based within the Health Professions Education Unit (HPEU) - study hours can be based in Hull or York, at the preference of the candidate.

Project details

The supervisory team are open to receiving proposals on any topic within medical education. There are also a number of projects proposed that can be viewed on the HPEU webpage.

Supervisory Team

Principal supervisor: Professor Gabrielle Finn.

Role description

This is a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) position and, in addition to research, you will be expected to contribute up to 250 hours per annum of teaching support. The successful candidate will contribute to the development and delivery of biomedical teaching on the MBBS Gateway programme.

PhD in Human Sciences with Graduate Teaching Assistant position

What is the Gateway programme?

The MB BS Medicine with a Gateway Year is a six-year programme designed for Widening Access.

Teaching duties

This will include delivery of the Human Biology I and II modules on the Gateway programme including facilitation of human biology lectures and seminars, the supervision of laboratory classes, day-to-day support for students in relation to the module, and contributions to assessment and module organisation as required. . As part of this position, there will also be the opportunity to gain a teaching qualification. Additional teaching opportunities will be available in all aspects of the MBBS curriculum in line with the successful candidates experience and interests. Contact Professor Gabrielle Finn ([email protected]) to discuss this position prior to submitting your application.

PhD in Human Sciences with Graduate Teaching Assistant position


A stipend at the Research Council UK rate (£14,777 for 2018-19) and a fee waiver at the Home/EU rate will be provided.

This competition is open to UK and EU graduates or graduates from overseas. If a successful candidate is not eligible to pay Home/EU fees, they will be offered a waiver to fund the difference in tuition fees between the prevailing Home/EU and Overseas fees.

Start Date

1st July 2019.

Qualifications and Skills Required

You will be expected to:

  • Hold a 1st class honours degree or 2.1 in a relevant subject area. (Biomedical subjects preferred)
  • Master’s degree preferred (relevant topic)
  • Applications from those who are qualified as a health professional welcome

As part of your application you will need to submit:

  • CV
  • Personal statement outlining your career to date, career intentions as well as detailing your experience, skills and knowledge relevant to this position (up to 1000 words).


  • Some experience of teaching preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills,
  • Ability to work independently
  • Highly motivated
PhD in Human Sciences with Graduate Teaching Assistant position

How to Apply

Applications MUST BE submitted to HYMS Postgraduate Centre via the online application method:

Please select ‘PhD in Human Sciences’ with a start date of 1st July 2019.

The deadline for applications is Monday 29th April 2019 at 23h59.

Please quote “HYMS -Gateway GTA” when applying. Research proposals and personal statements will be used in selecting applicants for interview. If you have any queries on how to apply please email [email protected]

Interview Date

Shortlisted applicants will be sent details of the date, time and venue via email within a week of the deadline.

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