The School of Archaeology and Ancient History invites applications for a full-time Graduate Teaching Assistant position.
This position will be available from 9 January 2017 and will continue for four years, subject to satisfactory annual progress reviews.
The closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 26th September 2016 (at 23:59).
About Graduate Teaching Assistantships
Graduate Teaching Assistantships enable PhD/doctoral study to be combined with part-time teaching work at the University. The teaching will primarily comprise delivery of training in archaeological fieldwork within a five-week block in June/July each year as part of the undergraduate student training excavation at Bradgate Park, Leicestershire: http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/archaeology/research/projects/bradgate-...
The successful applicant will have
- a high Masters degree award in Archaeology;
- proven research skills;
- good organisational skills;
- good communication and interpersonal skills;
- a commitment to high-quality teaching in Archaeology;
- a proven track record of archaeological fieldwork;
- a commitment to participate in and contribute to the research community within the School of Archaeology and Ancient History.
This GTA position is subject to the condition that the person is registered, and continues to be registered, as a full-time PhD student at the University of Leicester.
This position is open to applicants who are not current PhD students at the University of Leicester. It is open to applicants irrespective of nationality or place of previous residence.
The award covers tuition fees at the UK/EU rate only. International applicants, who do not ordinarily pay UK/EU tuition fees, must be able to demonstrate that they can fund the difference in tuition fee rates.
- First class or upper second class undergraduate degree or an equivalent overseas qualification in Archaeology.
- A distinction or a high merit in a Masters degree in Archaeology or a related discipline is normally expected. Applications are welcome from those currently studying for a Masters degree, provided that it will be completed before the GTA position is taken up.
- Meeting the University’s English language requirements for research degrees.
Research areas and supervision
We welcome applications in any area of archaeological research within the research interests of our staff. It is advisable to identify one or more potential supervisors before making an application. Information concerning staff research interests may be found at http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/archaeology/people
Making an application
We strongly advise contacting relevant staff to your field of research and submitting a pre-application form to open a dialogue for securing a doctoral research topic – please use the School’s pre-application form at https://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/archaeology/pg/pgr/apply/pre-app/fg_ba...
Once approved, formal application should be made using the University’s online system for PhD applications: http://www2.le.ac.uk/research/degrees/how-to-apply/how.
In the ‘Fees and Financial Support’ section of the application, you must state that you wish to be considered for the 2016 GTA in Archaeology.
Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to the Dr Richard Thomas (rmt12 [at] le.ac.uk). In the first instance, please contact the School’s postgraduate administrator, Adam Thuraisingam, email: at250 [at] le.ac.uk, tel: 0116 252 2611.