The Faculty of Arts and Humanities, at the University of Plymouth, invites applications for a number of Doctoral Teaching Assistantship positions.
The Faculty is advertising for a number of Doctoral Teaching Assistantships to join its postgraduate research community of over 400 researchers who work across a variety of disciplines recognised as world-leading in the arts, humanities, social science, and Business disciplines. The Faculty has long been a national leader in fostering civic engagement focusing on creative industries and economies, art and design practices, and social action research into the changing global societies of challenging real-world issues.
The positions are spread across three Schools. Both teaching and PhD activities are undertaken concurrently. The Schools welcome high quality research proposals for PhD study (which must be submitted with all applications) in areas indicated below:
Plymouth Business School is offering funded Doctoral Teaching Assistantships. These positions consist of (i) a part time (0.5 FTE - actual salary £15,703 per annum) teaching contract at Grade 6; and (ii) a part-time PhD (0.5 FTE) offered for a 5 year period (covering 4 years of doctoral study plus 1 year writing up). Specific subjects include: Business and Management; Logistics and Supply Chain Management; Tourism and Events Management; and Finance and Economics.
The School of Art, Design and Architecture is offering funded Doctoral Teaching Assistantships. These positions consist of (i) a part time (0.2 FTE – actual salary £6,281.20 per annum) teaching contract at Grade 6; and (ii) a full-time PhD offered for a 4 year period (covering 3 years of doctoral study plus 1 year writing up). Specific subjects include: Architecture, Digital Art and Technology or Built Environment.
The School of Society and Culture is offering funded Doctoral Teaching Assistantships. These positions consist of (i) a part time (0.2 FTE – actual salary £6,281.20 per annum) teaching contract at Grade 6; and (ii) a full-time PhD offered for a 4 year period (covering 3 years of doctoral study plus 1 year writing up). Specific subjects include: English and Creative Writing, History, Art History, Music (including Computer Music and Brain-Computer Music Interfacing), Performing Arts, Criminology, Law, Sociology, International Relations, Politics.
In addition to the PhD Fee Scholarship, you will be trained to undertake teaching within a relevant subject area alongside our Undergraduate Programme team as well as participating in our research activities. You will undertake both your PhD and teaching in the same School. You will not be expected to teach more than the hours indicated as part of the fractional post you are applying for (factoring for 8 weeks holiday entitlement). This will be paid at Grade 6 on the University's pay spine. Research training will be supported through the University's Doctoral College, the Faculty and the Schools’ Research Training programmes, where you will be required to attend various 'research skills' modules.
You will pursue a PhD degree supported by world class research teams and gain professional teaching experience within one of the areas indicated by each of the Schools.
You are required to have a good honours degree (1st Class or an Upper 2:1) and likely a Masters degree in a relevant subject (completed with Distinction or a High Merit), and a strong wish to pursue a PhD with an original research project. You will also be interested in a career in the Higher Education Sector, specifically in teaching and research, and thus need to possess excellent communication and team working skills. You are highly encouraged to identify possible PhD supervisors in the areas of your research, and are invited to contact them in advance of making applications. Please see our Postgraduate Research page for PhD programmes, research areas and staff expertise.
If you have any question regarding the process of application then please contact the relevant Postgraduate Research Coordinator for the School you wish to apply for: Dr Jane Grant (School of Art, Design and Architecture) email@example.com, Dr Péter Bokody (School of Society and Culture) firstname.lastname@example.org, or Dr Lijun Tang (Plymouth Business School) email@example.com.
Unfortunately we cannot provide sponsorship for these posts, candidates must therefore hold the right to work and study in the UK.
Please use the Apply Online button at the bottom of this page to submit an application along with a completed Cover Sheet (see below).
Interviews for these posts are expected to take place week commencing 20th June 2022 and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted or not.
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