Minority Ethnic PhD Graduate Teaching Assistants Scheme (GTA)
Open to UK candidates who self-identify as Minority Ethnic (*see full criteria in the Eligibility section below.)
The University of Leicester’s College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities is committed to enhancing the opportunities for Minority Ethnic applicants in its research postgraduate cohorts, supporting Minority Ethnic students to progress into academia as a career and thereby increasing the representation of Minority Ethnic staff within the College, leading to an increase in the ethnic diversity of our workforce.
The College is therefore seeking applications for our Minority Ethnic GTA studentship scheme.
The College has a wide variety of subject areas and disciplines and will consider applications across this broad spectrum including Law; Criminology; Management; Economics; Education; Museum Studies; History; Politics and International Relations; Media Communications; Sociology; Modern Languages; History of Art and Film; English; and Archaeology and Ancient History.
Applicants are asked to submit a detailed research proposal by downloading and completing our Research proposal form and submitting it with their online application – please refer to the How to Apply section for further application advice and guidance .
Successful applicants will be engaged as Graduate Teaching Assistants who hold a unique position in the University; they will be both registered students in receipt of a scholarship and employees of the University. As such they hold two mutually dependent agreements with the University of Leicester and are required to abide by the terms and conditions of both agreements, as well as having the opportunity to enjoy the privileges of each scheme. Job summary (Word, 451kb). Terms and conditions will be provided on appointment.
The 4 GTA studentships will be funded for 4 years after which there will be a competitive process for a Teaching Fellowship position for an initial fixed period of 1 year.
Grade 7 Teaching Fellowship
There will be a one year Grade 7 Teaching Fellowship position that the successful Minority Ethnic GTA students can apply for in the 4th year of their study. Details of this competitive process will be communicated at the start of the 4th Year. Expected salary would be Grade 7, spine point 31.