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Graduate Teaching Assistant – PhD Studentship Scheme - UEA Norwich Business School

  • Funded PhD Programme (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Programme (European/UK Students Only)

Profile Description

Norwich Business School (NBS) is investing in three-year PhD Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) studentships. These studentships are open to Home and EU students only.

The School is looking for three GTAs for the following research areas. Applicants are invited to apply for ONE of the areas listed below and prepare their potential research proposals accordingly. (Please refer to for details of projects and contact persons).

• Using Big Data and machine learning to improve policy evaluation
• Counter-urbanisation and entrepreneurial emergence in rural areas.
• Regional Cluster Formation and Development
• Good quality work and where to find it
• Developing creative, meaningful and ethical workplaces for wellbeing.
• Connecting management comments to sustainability in annual reports
• Research in Financial Technology and Analytics
• Building the Circular Economy
• Sustainable entrepreneurial ventures: how strategic decisions are made in a green/clean tech venture.
• Uses of Big Data for performance measurement in service organisations
• Understanding the circular economy: from sharing digital platforms to consumer perspectives
• Corporate Sustainability Reporting and the UN Sustainable Development Goals
• Meeting environmental sustainability goals through organisational transformation

Studying for a PhD under an NBS GTA studentship will be a life changing experience, equipping you with the expertise, knowledge, skills and experience to fast-track a successful academic career. GTAs are registered as PhD students, rather than as staff members, but participate as valuable members of the NBS academic team delivering its taught degree programmes and other activities while pursuing their own research studies under supervision.
Your doctoral research is your primary objective, but you will be given the opportunity to develop a set of other skills and experiences that are also necessary. This will include participating in the delivery of NBS undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, including seminars, tutorials and marking.

Entry Requirements

• Upper second (2:1) undergraduate degree and a good merit Master's degree (65%). Applicants with a background outside social sciences are also welcome but may be required to undertake additional training during their PhD studies.

• English Language: If English is not your native language, you must fulfil the Language Requirements for research degrees (IELTS 7.0 at least 6.5 in each component)

Deadline for all applications is 23 March 2020, start date is October 2020.

Funding Notes

• Full tuition fees (home/EU level of fees)
• A tax-free maintenance grant (currently £14,533 per year)
• Conference and training fund £1000 per year
• Teaching Skills: 20 credit Masters’ module, which is a part of the Higher Education Practice (MA HEP)
• Develop teacher training relationships with teaching mentors in addition to your PhD supervisors
• Be a member of NBS's vibrant and exceptional academic community
• Be provided with a workspace, computing facilities, access to extensive resources (including staff common rooms in the TPSC), inclusion in regular research seminars and a web profile/homepage as an NBS GTA

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