Friday, March 21, 2014

University of Leicester Graduate Teaching Assistantships in Sociology

The Department of Sociology is pleased to offer three funded Graduate Teaching Assistantships for October 2014 entry to its Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme.

These Graduate Teaching Assistantships are available for full-time registration and are payable as a full UK/EU tuition fee waiver for four years subject to annual progress review. The successful applicants will also receive an annual stipend and salary (worth £13,726 each year) as well as an annual Training Grant (worth £750 each year) to support appropriate research and development expenses.

About Graduate Teaching Assistantships
Graduate Teaching Assistantships allow research students to fund their PhD through part-time teaching work with the University.

A Graduate Teaching Assistant is responsible to the Head of Department and is expected to undertake teaching-related duties within the Department - not normally exceeding eight contact hours per week - while undertaking research leading to a PhD.

Approximately 80% of their time will be spent on their doctoral research and 20% on their GTA responsibilities. Training is provided to help Graduate Teaching Assistants develop their teaching related skills and enhance their professional competencies.

Research Areas and Supervision
These Graduate Teaching Assistantships are open to applicants wishing to pursue doctoral research in any area of sociology that can be supervised by our academic staff - including:
  • Political Sociology, Social Movements, and Civil Society
  • Wellbeing and Health
  • Social Theory
  • Language and Interaction
  • Migration and Ethnicity
  • Gender, Sexuality, Consumption, and the Body
  • Advanced Research Methods (Conversation Analysis and Computer Simulation)
  • Racism and Social Theory
  • Human-Non Human Relations
  • Figurational Sociology
  • Problematised Consumption
  • Sport and Leisure

Entry Requirements
  • First class or upper second class undergraduate degree or an equivalent overseas qualification in a relevant subject*
  • It is expected that applicants will also hold a Masters degree in a relevant subject*
  • Standard English language requirements
  • Available to suitable UK/EU and International (i.e., outside the EU) applicants - please note though that the awards cover tuition fees at the UK/EU rate only; international applicants (and those not eligible to pay UK/EU tuition fees) must demonstrate at the time of their application that they can fund the difference in tuition fee rates
  • Available for full-time registration only
  • Applicants must be able to start in October 2014

Closing date for receipt of applications is 31 March 2014.

For more information and application please visit the University of Leicester Graduate Teaching Assistantships in Sociology page.

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