The Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies at Liverpool John Moores University is offering up to 10 full time Graduate Teaching / Research Assistant Studentships in a range of disciplines to start in October 2014.

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This studentship scheme offers a valuable opportunity to study for a PhD while teaching in subjects broadly related to your PhD research. The studentship covers full tuition fees and a bursary of £13,863 for three years, based on successful PhD progression. GTAs work with academic staff in a range of teaching, learning and assessment activities to support student learning for up to 180 hours in each academic year. These activities include supporting lectures, leading seminars, providing tutorial support, demonstrating in practical classes, marking student assessments and exam invigilation. GTAs will undertake a programme of teaching and learning skills development during the first year, and will be encouraged to attend a range of researcher development sessions in line with the Vitae Researcher Development Framework throughout their three years of study.

This studentship scheme offers a valuable opportunity to study for a PhD while carrying out research assistant duties in subjects broadly related to your PhD research. The studentship covers full tuition fees and a bursary of £13,863 for three years, based on successful PhD progression. GRAs work with academic staff for up to 180 hours in each academic year to support research activity across the school. These activities may include literature reviews, data collection, visiting archives, transcription, and data analysis. GRAs will be encouraged to attend a range of researcher development sessions in line with the Vitae Researcher Development Framework throughout their three years of study.

To apply you should send the following to Pat MacHenry (p.e.machenry@ljmu.ac.uk) by the deadline of 12 Noon, 22nd August 2014:

A covering letter outlining your area of research interest, and any relevant experience in the field. Please explain what makes you suitable for this position.

Your CV (maximum two pages) indicating the names of two academic referees.

PLEASE CLEARLY STATE THAT YOU ARE APPLYING FOR THE GTA/GRA STUDENTSHIP SCHEME IN THE SUBJECT HEADING AS WELL AS THE TEXT OF YOUR EMAIL

The scheme is available to Home/European Union students with a first degree at 2:1 or above in a relevant area. Applicants with Masters level qualifications are welcome. If you require further information please email Dr Rachel McLean (Associate Dean, Research at r.mclean@ljmu.ac.uk) with the subject heading GTA / GRA Scheme.

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