Full-Time Graduate Teaching Assistantship
University of Leicester
School of Modern Languages
UK/EU and International Applicants
Closing Date for Applications
08 July 2012
French/Francophone or Peninsular Spanish/Latin American Studies
The University of Leicester is pleased to offer a Graduate Teaching Assistantship in Modern Languages for October 2012 entry to its Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme. This post will pay full-time University UK/EU tuition fees for four years and include an annual maintenance grant.
Research Areas and Supervision
We welcome applications from those looking to work in any area of French, Francophone, Peninsular Spanish, or Latin American studies that can be supervised within the School:
About Graduate Teaching Assistantships
A Graduate Teaching Assistant is responsible to the Head of School and is expected to undertake teaching and teaching-related duties within the School - not normally exceeding eight contact hours per week - while undertaking research leading to a PhD. Approximately 80% of their time will be spent on their doctoral research and 20% on their GTA responsibilities.
The post is for four years’ duration and the successful applicant will be required to undertake the teaching of language classes and literary/cultural studies seminars and lectures in French or Spanish as part of the School's undergraduate degree programme.
Applicants must meet the University's standard academic and English language entry requirements. It is expected that applicants will also hold - or expect to hold by October 2012 - a Masters degree in a relevant area with a preference for French, Francophone, Peninsular Spanish, or Latin American Studies. Applicants should have native speaker competence in French or Spanish and fluency in written and spoken English as well as good knowledge of the societies and cultures of the French or Spanish-speaking world.
This post is open to suitable UK/EU and International (i.e., outside the EU) applicants. Please note though that the award covers tuition fees at the UK/EU rate only. International applicants (and those not eligible to pay UK/EU tuition fees) must demonstrate at the time of their application that they can fund the difference in tuition fee rates.
This post is for full-time study only and applicants must be able to commence their studies in October 2012.
Informal enquiries are welcomed - please contact:
For details on the application procedure, see: http://www2.le.ac.uk/study/research/funding/mod-lang
The closing date for receipt of applications is 08 July 2012 - however early application is encouraged.