Funded Human Geography PhD scholarship/Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) position, deadline 29 April 2021.
Role description: The School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol has a Postgraduate Teaching Assistant position in Human Geography to fill for 2021/22 entry, with an anticipated start date of 01 September 2021. The successful applicant will propose a research topic for their PhD in Human Geography, in consultation with staff at the School of Geographical Sciences. The proposal will be considered as part of their application.
The GTA scholarship awards will be for 4 years. For most of this time, the GTA Scholar will spend 85% of their time carrying out research as a PhD student and 15% of their time supporting undergraduate (or exceptionally taught PG) teaching. GTAs are paid a studentship with a separate payment for teaching hours. This teaching is typically in tutorial, seminar, field, or laboratory classes and under the direction of the member of academic staff responsible for the taught unit. The overall teaching load will be up to 250 hours for a full year’s teaching. These teaching hours will include reasonable allowance for all teaching activities – preparation, marking, communication with students, meetings, training, outreach.
Under the University GTA scheme, the final six months of the four-year scheme are free of teaching to enable the GTA to focus on completing their PhD write-up, although Geography PGTAs typically will not be allocated any teaching load in their final year and can therefore expect to have ~12 months of research only time for their PhDs. The studentship element will be increased in the final year of the scheme to balance the reduced teaching payment.
For further details, see: https://www.bristol.ac.uk/geography/courses/postgraduate/scholarships.html