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Doctoral Tutors, The Four Pillars Framework (4 posts) (Psychology)

  • Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)

Profile Description

Location: Ormskirk
Salary: £8,300 per annum plus benefits package
Fixed Term for 36 months
Post Type: Full Time
Reference: EHDT007-0718
Number of Positions: 4

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
Doctoral Tutors 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 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.

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 enjoy a lunchtime stroll across our beautiful campus, book to get a trim from our onsite hairdresser, your car valeted, or get together with colleagues over free food and drink to watch the latest film on one of our Film Nights 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 £8,300 per annum. Each DT will receive a ‘package' which includes a combined salary (for teaching or support to teaching as appropriate) and full waiver of postgraduate tuition (Home/EU/Overseas) fees.

Based on an award-winning campus in West Lancashire, voted Best University Workplace 2015 and highly commended as THEMLAS 2017 Workplace of the Year, Edge Hill University offers a stimulating and empowering environment for ambitious and high performing researchers.

How to apply
Applicants must complete the application form and submit:

A ‘Research Proposal' in which you identify which Pillars (see Job Description) you think would suit your ‘motives, strengths and passions' and provide an outline research programme you could undertake while supporting the research. This proposal should not exceed 2,000 words in length

A full academic curriculum vitae

Two independent academic references using the form provided

Potential applicants wishing to discuss the opportunity are encouraged to email the Head of Department at

To apply please visit:

Closing Date: Wednesday 18 July 2018

Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. Applications for this programme are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full programme details for further information.

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