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History Graduate Teaching Assistant Studentships (GTAs) – Liverpool John Moores University (4/8/2016)

Liverpool John Moores UniversityThe Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies at Liverpool John Moores University is offering a valuable opportunity to study for a PhD in history while teaching in subjects broadly related to your PhD research.

The studentship covers full tuition fees and a bursary of £13,863 for three years, based on successful PhD progression. GTAs work with academic staff in a range of teaching, learning and assessment activities to support student learning for up to 180 hours in each academic year. These activities include supporting lectures, leading seminars, providing tutorial support, demonstrating in practical classes, marking student assessments and exam invigilation. GTAs will undertake a programme of teaching and learning skills development during the first year, and will be encouraged to attend a range of researcher development sessions in line with the Vitae Researcher Development Framework throughout their three years of study.

The history subject area at LJMU combines a thriving Undergraduate programme with a growing portfolio of post-graduate research and taught degrees. You will be joining a team that is committed to research-led teaching and employs the latest technology and pedagogical techniques to deliver a rigorous and exciting classroom experience for students. In 2015 History scored a 92% student satisfaction scores in the National Student Survey and performed strongly in the 2014 National research exercises (REF). A GTA at LJMU will allow you to benefit from a high standard of supervision, while giving you valuable teaching experience that can act as a platform for a career in academia and beyond.

The History subject area has broad expertise in modern & contemporary history (18th Century to the present day) and potential applicants should visit our research page for further information https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/research/centres-and-institutes/history-research-group. Applicants are strongly advised to make contact with their potential supervisor to discuss their project in advance of the deadline.

    Research proposals are invited on the following:

  • Soviet History
  • Political and Social history of France, c.1914-c.1945
  • LGBT History
  • History of Prisoner of War treatment, 1775-1945
  • British national, regional and local identities, 1760-2000.
  • Twentieth Century African History
  • American foreign policy, c.1976-2016
  • Everyday life on the British home front during the Second World War.
  • Nineteenth Century Irish American Republicanism

To apply you should send the following to apsadmissions@ljmu.ac.uk by the deadline of 12 Noon, Friday, 8 April 2016. A 1000 word statement outlining your proposed PhD research interest. 2. Your CV (maximum two pages) indicating the names of two academic referees and outlining your academic and research expertise.

The scheme is available to Home/European Union students with a first degree at 2:1 or above (History or cognate area) and a postgraduate qualification in History. We expect to interview applicants by the end of April, for a start date as soon as practical thereafter. Informal enquiries may be addressed to n.j.white@ljmu.ac.uk with the subject heading GTA Scheme.

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