PhD Studentship in Education

Friday, July 5, 2019 - 08:30

PhD Studentship in Education (Graduate Teaching Studentship)
The Department of Education is pleased to announce that a Graduate Teaching Studentship will be available for a student intending to commence PhD studies in September 2019. Full time PhD degree students commencing study in September 2019, and who have a relevant first class or 2.1 honours in their primary degree, or have a relevant Master’s degree, are eligible to apply for studentship support in the Department. Students who are in receipt of a university scholarship or who have fees paid from external sources are not generally eligible.
The studentship will entail:

  • Full annual tuition fees support (approximately €6200 per annum)
  • A fixed stipend of €9007 per annum;
  • The successful candidate will undertake teaching duties for up to 25% of the notional study year. This will entail 455 hours of teaching duties in the course of a year, with not more than 20 hours in any one week (not more than 12 contact hours weekly). These duties will be carried out under the direction of the Head of Department, or a member of staff nominated by the Head. Prospective applicants should note that teaching on our Professional Masters of Education programme takes place generally in the mornings. 
  • The studentship will be awarded for 5 years, which is the expected duration of the studies, subject to satisfactory annual review of progress in research, and performance in teaching duties. 

Selection and Appointment 
Appointments will be made by the Head of Department based on a transparent internal recruitment process that meets the needs of the Department. The studentship will be awarded by the Department on the basis of (i) research potential in an area aligned with the Department’s research priorities and (ii) potential and aptitude to provide high-quality teaching. Applicants may be shortlisted for interview and, if so, will be contacted directly by the Department.
Application Procedure:
Applicants for the studentship are asked to submit the following by email attachment to  by no later than 1st August 2019

  • A CV detailing academic experience and any prior teaching experience;
  • A cover letter outlining their motivation and suitability for the role;
  • A research proposal