PhD Studentship in Law 2019 (Graduate Teaching Studentship)

The Department of Law is pleased to announce that two (2) departmental PhD Studentships will be available for two students intending to commence PhD studies in Law in September 2019.
Applications will be accepted up to the closing date of 30th June 2019.

The applications will be evaluated by the PG Research Committee of the Law Department and results will be communicated to the applicants at the end of July 2019.
Full time postgraduate research degree students commencing a programme of study in September 2019 are eligible to apply for studentship support in the Department. Students who have fees paid from external sources are not eligible to apply.

The studentship will entail:

  • Full annual tuition fee 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 for the expected duration of the studies, subject to satisfactory annual review of progress in research, and performance in teaching support. Master’s degree students may benefit for not more than two years and PhD students for not more than 5 years, and this benefit is cumulative i.e. a maximum of 5 years is available where a student on a PhD-track progresses from Masters to PhD.

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 support.

Application and Selection Procedure  

Appointments will be made by the Head of Department based on a transparent  internal recruitment process that meets the needs of the Department.
Applicants for the studentship, who already have a conditional offer of acceptance onto the Law PhD programme, are asked to submit to by no later than the 30 June, 2019:

  • A CV detailing academic experience, and any prior teaching experience;
  • A cover letter outlining their motivation and suitability for the role. 
  • Applicants may be shortlisted for interview and, if so, will be contacted directly by the Department.

Closing date for applications: 30 June 2019

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