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Department of Economics Graduate Teaching Assistantships at University of Leicester in UK, 2015

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April 30, 2015

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University of Leicester is inviting applications for four funded graduate teaching assistantships for October 2015 entry in the Department of Economics. Assistantships are available to undertake teaching and teaching-related duties within the Department while undertaking research leading to a PhD. Approximately 80% of their time will be spent on their doctoral research and 20% on their GTA responsibilities.

Assistantships are awarded in areas compatible with the research interests of our staff which cover economic theory broadly interpreted from applied theory: Public Economics, Labour Economics, Industrial Organisation, Behavioural Economics, Growth Theory and Macroeconomics to more pure theory areas: Game Theory, Contract Theory and Mechanism Design within the Department of Economics.

Assistantships are available to undertake teaching and teaching-related duties within the Department while undertaking research leading to a PhD.

UK/EU and international applicants can apply for these graduate teaching assistantships.

Eligibility:

-First class or upper second class undergraduate degree or an equivalent overseas qualification in a relevant subject
-A Masters degree in a relevant subject
-Applicants should be able to demonstrate some relevant research experience – for example, as part of a previous degree
-Teaching/demonstrating experience is desirable
-Standard English language requirements
-Available for full-time registration only
-Applicants must be able to start in October 2015 or show evidence of achieving this before the start of the PhD
-These posts are open to suitable UK/EU and International (i.e., outside the EU) applicants. Please note though that the awards cover tuition fees at the UK/EU rate only. International applicants (and those not eligible to pay UK/EU tuition fees) must demonstrate at the time of their application that they can fund the difference in tuition fee rates.
 
UK/EU and international applicants can apply for these graduate teaching assistantships.
 
The Department of Economics is pleased to offer four funded Graduate Teaching Assistantships for October 2015 entry to its Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme. The Department of Economics is pleased to offer four Graduate Teaching Assistantships for October 2015 entry to its Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme. These posts will pay full-time University UK/EU tuition fees for four years and include an annual maintenance grant. A Graduate Teaching Assistant is responsible to the Head of Department and is expected to undertake teaching and teaching-related duties within the Department – not normally exceeding eight contact hours per week – while undertaking research leading to a PhD. Approximately 80% of their time will be spent on their doctoral research and 20% on their GTA responsibilities.
 
Up to 4 graduate teaching assistantships are available.
 
Each of these four posts is for four years’ duration. The first year of the Assistantship involves shadowing teaching, assessment, and supervision processes within the Department – followed by teacher training at both Departmental and College level. Full teaching duties begin in second year.

These posts will pay full-time University UK/EU tuition fees for four years and include an annual maintenance grant.

-Draft a research proposal that tells us what you want to research, how you intend to do it, and why it is worth doing
-Prepare your supporting documents – with your application you need to include proof that you meet the academic and English language entry requirements.
-You must also provide contact details for two academic (not personal) referees who can comment on your suitability for the research degree programme.
-Submit your online application or apply by post
-Complete the additional GTA application form and email it to economicsphd-at-le.ac.uk.
-In the Fees and Financial Support section of the application, applicants must state that they wish to be considered for these October 2015 Graduate Teaching Assistantships in Economics (Ref. Open)
 
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