The School of Management, University of Leicester , UK offers five funded Graduate Teaching Assistantships for prospective candidates for the october 2014 entry to its Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme. The University of Leicester is one of the UK’s leading universities, committed to international excellence through the creation of world changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching.
Their PhD programme is distinctive because it is firmly located within a broadly defined critical social science tradition. Students draw on any of the different fields of management as well as on anthropology, cultural studies, economics, geography, physics and mathematics, science and technology studies, sociology, politics, philosophy and psychology, amongst other disciplines in undertaking their research. Supervisors will be agreed subject to the research project to be undertaken.

  • 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 School and is expected to undertake teaching-related duties within the School – 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.

Worth of Award

  • 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.

Research Areas and Supervision

  • These Graduate Teaching Assistantships are open to applicants wishing to pursue doctoral research in any area of management that can be supervised by their academic staff.
  • They welcome applications from those interested in the critical and innovative rethinking of any of the following fields:
  • employment and global work
  • finance and accounting
  • industrial relations and trade unionism
  • labour markets and the labour process
  • management and business
  • management of science, technology, and information
  • marketing and consumption
  • organisations and organising
  • training and development

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
  • * or show evidence of achieving this by October 2014

How to Apply

  • Draft a research proposal that tells us what you want to research, how you intend to do it, and why it is worth doing
  • Draft a personal statement (up to 750 words) that gives equal attention to the following three aspects:
    • why the award would enable you to do a PhD in financial terms – i.e., explain why other funding is not available to you
    • how the award would contribute to your professional academic development – i.e., how the Graduate Teaching Assistantship will assist in you moving towards undertaking the full range of teaching duties, assessment, and supervision expected of a university lecturer
    • how your proposed research constitutes a critical rethinking of the field of your study (as part of management and organisation studies)
  • Prepare your supporting documents – including a full Curriculum Vitae
  • Submit your postal application – unfortunately we are unable to accept electronic applications
  • Applications that do not include a full research proposal, personal statement, and the required supporting documents will not be considered
  • In the Fees and Financial Support section of the application, applicants must state that they wish to be considered for these October 2014 Graduate Teaching Assistantships in Management
  • For other enquiries, please contact Mrs Teresa Bowdrey (PhD Administrator): +44 (0)116 252 5632 Email [email protected]

Deadline: Closing date for receipt of applications is  March 06
Click here for more details and to apply online