Graduate Teaching Assistant in Sociology, UK

The Department of Sociology of the University of Leicester is offering a Graduate Teaching Assistant post allowing those applying for entry to our PhD programme to finance their studies through part-time teaching work within the University.

Deadline: 30/04/2010

The new Graduate Teaching Assistant’s interest will refelect the agenda of the newly established Civil Society Research Unit with a research topic located in the areas of:

  • Sport
  • Sociology of Health
  • Civil Society as a Theoretical Issue


Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) and Graduate Research Assistants (GRAs) are full-time postgraduate students registered for a PhD at the University of Leicester. They are contracted for a four-year period (subject to annual review) to undertake departmental duties averaging no more than one day per week over the full calendar year.

The total package will cover tuition fees (at the UK/EU rate only) with an annual stipend worth up to £13,620 each year over four years. The successful candidate will also receive a Research Training Support Grant worth £750 each year.

This post is only available to candidates who are eligible to pay the Home/EU tuition fee – i.e., those who are permanently resident in the UK or another EU country. The post is for full-time study only.


Applicants are encouraged to contact the Department and discuss their thesis proposal before submitting a formal application. Please note that the application process is in two parts – you must apply as a student and for the Graduate Teaching Assistant Post. Both applications must be submitted by the closing date.

Applying as a Student
Advice on how to apply as a postgraduate student is available here.

Applying for the Graduate Teaching Assistant Post
Applications can be submitted online through the University’s Job Vacancies site, enter SSC00064 in the Reference field, and select “Search and Apply”.

The closing date for applications is 30 April 2010.

Further Particulars for this post are available here. For informal enquires, please contact:

Professor Carlo Ruzza – email

Further information can be found on the official page.

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