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Psychology Graduate Teaching Associate- PhD studentship

Psychology Graduate Teaching Associate- PhD studentship

Applications are invited for two newly developed posts of Graduate Teaching Studentships in the Department of Psychology, School of Life Sciences and the Environment. Please see below on how to apply. Teaching duties run from mid-September to end-May on a 0.48 FTE basis (up to 20 hours per week, but with an average of 17.5). This equates to a 0.40 FTE contract across the year and will be salaried on that pro-rata basis, using the Royal Holloway Grade 6 scale. In addition to this, successful applicants will be awarded a studentship to support their part-time PhD studies; this will include a part-time fee waiver and a stipend of £6,500. This post is for four years.

The post holder will work as part of our academic team in a dynamic and supportive environment that is known internationally for its outstanding research and teaching, and will join an active and expanding postgraduate research community. There is a strong research environment, with the Department being ranked 3rd in the UK in the 2021 REF for our world-leading and internationally excellent research. Research in the department spans a breadth of topics across psychological sciences and neuroscience. We are supported by excellent facilities including a research-designated functional neuroimaging unit (fMRI), EEG, TMS, tDCS and eye-tracking; as well as labs dedicated to sleep, vestibular-multisensory integration, psychophysiology, psycholinguistics and infant cognition. We consistently achieve high levels of student satisfaction in the NSS, with overall satisfaction levels typically over 90% (93% in 2019). There is a strong culture of support for teaching within the Department, with regular training provided. Further information on our teaching and research environment can be found here

The teaching element of this role involves supporting teaching on the Department’s undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes. Teaching duties will primarily involve working within a small team to deliver our Research Methods and Statistics courses under the direction of our lecturing staff, as well as assessing students’ submitted work. Other activities could include delivering seminars and workshops, supporting the administration of teaching in the Department, and taking part in initiatives designed to enhance the experience of our students.

The PhD/research element of this role involves being enrolled as a part-time PhD student. For information on applying for the PhD programme please see below, we have advertised a number of strategic projects here on our website and the College application process is also outlined here. You must apply having completed your project proposal with a named project supervisor. 

Applicants should ideally hold, or be predicted to achieve, a first-class undergraduate degree or equivalent in Psychology or related disciplines (minimum requirement: 2.1). An MSc in a psychology- or neuroscience-related subject is desirable, but not essential. Applicants must be able to demonstrate Psychology subject-matter knowledge relevant to the typical undergraduate curriculum. Some experience of teaching at the undergraduate or MSc level is desirable. Applicants must have applied for the PhD programme (studying part-time) within the Psychology Department by the date of the deadline for this post.

The post is NOT available for 2024 entry. 

Please note that it will not be possible for the College to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as the pro-rata salary will not meet the minimum threshold set by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with the College, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

For information on the job description and person specification please visit the site job reference: 0622-235. 


Interested in applying for this post? You will want to apply through jobs at RHUL online (submit an application) and you will need to apply to our PhD programme to study part-time. 

To apply for the PhD studentship, you will first need to identify a staff member with whom you would like to work; some staff highlighted projects can be found here. Once a staff member has agreed to supervise you, you can proceed with preparing your application to study for a PhD part-time in the Psychology department at RHUL. Please follow the guidance as set out on our website:


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