Graduate Teaching Assistantships in Chemistry at University of Leicester in UK, 2015

University of Leicester is offering two funded graduate teaching assistantships for October 2015 entry to its Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme. These Graduate Teaching Assistantships are available for full-time registration and are payable as a full UK/EU tuition fee waiver for four years subject to annual progress review. The successful applicants will also receive an annual stipend and salary package worth £13,863 each year. Approximately 80% of their time will be spent on their doctoral research and 20% on their GTA responsibilities. Training is provided to help Graduate Teaching Assistants develop their teaching related skills and enhance their professional competencies. The application deadline is 31 January 2015.. Graduate Teaching Assistantships allow research students to fund their PhD through part-time teaching work with the University. A Graduate Teaching Assistant is responsible to the Head of Department and is expected to undertake 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. Training is provided to help Graduate Teaching Assistants develop their teaching related skills and enhance their professional competencies.. Assistantships are available for pursuing Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme.
The research areas of this scholarship are: Assistantships are awarded in any area of chemistry.
Who can apply to this scholarship?
· First class or upper second class undergraduate degree or an equivalent overseas qualification in chemistry or a relevant subject*
· Teaching/demonstrating experience is desirable
· Standard English language requirements
· Available only to new applicants who are eligible to pay the UK/EU tuition fee – i.e., those who are permanently resident in the UK or another EU country
· Available for full
· time registration only
· Applicants must be able to start in October 2015 or show evidence of achieving this by October 2015
Benefits of the scholarship: The successful applicants will also receive an annual stipend and salary package worth £13,863 each year.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: Assistantships are awarded for four years. Approximately 80% of their time will be spent on their doctoral research and 20% on their GTA responsibilities.
Number of scholarships: There are two funded Graduate Teaching Assistantships available.

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