Graduate Teaching Studentship 2018 - PhD Studentship in Applied Social Studies 

The Department of Applied Social Studies is pleased to announce that a departmental PhD Teaching Studentship will be available for one student intending to commence PhD studies in October 2018.
Applications will be accepted up until 5.00pm on Monday 10 September 2018.
Full time postgraduate research degree students commencing a programme of study in October 2018 are eligible to apply. Students who have fees paid from external sources are not eligible to apply.
The studentship will entail:

  • Full annual tuition fees support (approximately €6200 per annum);
  • A fixed maintenance award of €9007 per annum;
  • Participation in departmental activities as a Graduate Teaching Assistant with a requirement to undertake teaching support duties for up to 25% of the notional study year. This will involve up to 455 hours of teaching support duties in the course of a year, with not more than 20 hours in any one week. These duties will be carried out under the direction of the Head of Department, or a member of staff nominated by the Head. 
  • The studentship will be awarded for the duration of the studies, subject to satisfactory annual review of progress in research, and performance in teaching support. PhD students may benefit from the studentship for not more than 5 years. 

The studentship will be awarded on the basis of (i) research potential in an area aligned with the research priorities of the Department of Applied Social Studies and (ii) potential and aptitude to provide high quality teaching support.
Application Procedure:  
Candidates should submit:
(a) a cover letter outlining their interest in and suitability for the position, highlighting their experience in teaching/tutoring and related activities and the relevance of their proposed research to the Department of Applied Social Studies;
(b) a Curriculum Vitae;
(c) an outline of their proposed PhD research (2500-3000 words). 

Applications should be submitted by email to (please put “Graduate Teaching Studentship” in subject line).
Deadline: 5.00pm on Monday 10 September 2018
Applications will be assessed by the Departmental Postgraduate Research Committee. Applicants may be shortlisted for interview.
Full terms and conditions are available here  Graduate Teaching Studentship