The University of Reading Call for Graduate Teaching Assistant 2016

Publish Date: Jul 15, 2016

Deadline: Aug 01, 2016

About program

Applications are invited for the post of Graduate Teaching Assistant. The appointed person will be registered for a Part-Time PhD, while holding a contract of employment from the University of Reading which encompasses both doctoral studies and teaching responsibilities with an associated salary.

This innovative participatory action research (PAR) project will explore how family relations and an ethics of care are sustained across space in the context of forced migration and seeking asylum in the UK.

Six PhD research projects are advertised, from which one post will be appointed:

  • Can woodlands reduce floods in lowland catchments? (Lead: Prof Anne Verhoef),
  • Reconstruction of palaeoclimate variability using isotope measurements and modelling (Lead: Prof Sandy Harrison),
  • Fire and shelter: absence of evidence or evidence of absence? (Lead: Dr Rob Hosfield),
  • Assessing the resilience of Brazil's iconic Araucaria forest to past and future climate change (Lead: Prof Frank Mayle),
  • Tracking the Tiger; a combined isotope and historical ecology approach (Lead: Dr Stuart Black),
  • Family relations and ethics of care across space: refugee children's and families' experiences in south-east England (Lead: Dr Ruth Evans).


  • A good (1st or 2.1) first degree in Archaeology, Geography, Environmental Science or a related discipline;
  • Strong research potential, and a good understanding of the main theoretical frameworks and practical approaches relevant to the chosen area of PhD research;
  • The ability to show initiative and take responsibility in professional activities associated with the GTA role;
  • The ability and desire to contribute to student learning, to undertake teaching activities and associated marking, and to provide appropriate guidance and feedback.


  • The post will commence on 19th September 2016, for a period of 4 years;
  • The appointed person will be expected to deliver seminars and tutorials to groups of 10-20 students on a regular basis, to undertake assessment marking and to undertake undergraduate dissertation supervision;
  • They will be expected to complete the required training and development activities as specified by the Department, achieving AFHEA status within the first two years of appointment;
  • Teaching duties will not exceed nine hours of teaching and learning work (of which no more than six will be contact hours) during term time.

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