School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

PhD opportunities

Postgraduate Teaching Assistant, 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 across our undergraduate degree programmes.

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 a relevant discipline 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 (£24,771 - £29,515).  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.

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