6 x Graduate Teaching Assistantships in Economics
|Title||6 x Full-Time Graduate Teaching Assistantships|
|School/Department||Department of Economics|
|Supervisor(s)||Agreed Subject to Research Topic|
|Start Date||October 2013|
|Entry Requirements||UK/EU and International Applicants|
|Closing Date for Applications||30 April 2013 - APPLY NOW|
The Department of Economics is pleased to offer six Graduate Teaching Assistantships for October 2013 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.
Research Areas and Supervision
We welcome applications from those looking to work 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
to more pure theory areas:
- Game Theory
- Contract Theory
- Mechanism Design
However, research proposals in others areas will be considered if they are compatible with the research interests of our staff.
Search our staff supervision interests.
About Graduate Teaching Assistantships
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.
Each of these six 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.
Applicants must have a first-class or high upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in a relevant discipline and meet the University’s standard English language entry requirements. It is expected that applicants will have a relevant Masters degree or be able to show evidence that they will achieve this before October 2013.
It is desirable that applicants should have teaching experience.
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.
These posts are for full-time study only and applicants must be able to commence their studies in October 2013.
Informal enquiries are welcomed - please contact Sebastian O'Halloran, Department Manager:
- +44 (0)116 252 2886
To apply, simply follow our four-point checklist:
- 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
- Submit your online application or apply by post
- Complete our additional GTA application form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for applications is 30 April 2013. Applications that do not include a full research proposal and the required supporting documents will not be considered.
IMPORTANT - In the Fees and Financial Support section of the application, you must state that you wish to be considered for these "October 2013 GTAs Economics"
Postgraduate Research at the University of Leicester
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