School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

PhD opportunities

Postgraduate Teaching Assistant (Psychology), School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Job grade: Specialist and Supporting Academic (SSA) Grade 5

Fixed Term for 5 years, or until completion of a PhD, whichever is sooner.

Combining a teaching role with postgraduate research, PGTA positions are an exciting opportunity to complete a PhD under the supervision of Loughborough University's expert staff while gaining invaluable experience in the delivery of learning and teaching.

The School is currently recruiting for PGTAs to support discipline led teaching in Psychology.

Teaching roles will include supporting:

  • Demonstrating/Seminars/Tutorials
  • Supervision
  • Mentoring/tutoring
  • Highly moderated marking 
  • Answering student enquiries on behalf of the module leader, and escalating these to the module leader, where necessary.

Applicants will have a strong academic background in Psychology combined with experience of undertaking a research project and the ability to pursue a substantial independent research project over a sustained period.

Studentship tuition fees will be paid by the University but as the post will attract a full-time SSA Grade 5 salary (£25,217 - £30,046). No additional studentship stipend will be paid. Progression opportunities exist within the post as there is the potential to progress to SSA Grade 6 on gaining Associate Fellow status of the Higher Education Academy (or other such body) plus meeting additional criteria after two years of employment.

Only individuals with existing rights to work and study in the UK can be considered as the role does not meet the requirements for visa sponsorship under UK immigration regulations.

Please note that there are two application forms to complete for the post:

Application closing date: 10 November 2019

Interviews will be held on Monday 2 December 2019

As part of the statement on the employment application, applicants are asked to indicate a maximum of three projects in order of preference as part of their employment application. 

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