Postgraduate Studentships, School of Environmental Sciences, University of Liverpool, UK

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Two postgraduate Studentships are available in the School of Environmental Sciences. These challenging PhD research and teaching studentship are a good foundation if you are thinking of pursuing a lectureship position in the future.  The positions incorporate a significant term-time teaching commitment and a research project of your design. You should have a minimum 2.1 degree in Geography or related subject, with excellent academic skills you will need to be well organized in order to balance research and teaching tasks, and to enjoy teaching and supporting UG students.

What we offer:

  • Full home/EU tuition fees
  • Full training to support future academic career aspiration
  • 2 x 10 HEA accredited modules Ed Dev Courses EDEV306/307 (optional).
  • Learning and teaching experience in labs, lectures, and field
  • 4 years stipend to cover maintenance costs (£12k pa)
  • Up to £ 500 pa to support field work costs and conference attendance

What we are looking for:
Determined individuals who want to develop their own research AND are keen on developing undergraduate teaching skills and experience on Geography degree programmes and modules taken by environmental science students. You will be responsible for delivering year 1 tutorials, acting as demonstrator on field classes and running GIS- (and other) lab practicals. The total teaching commitment will be 10 h per week (on average in term time).

Your project will be jointly supervised by staff with relevant expertise, and will be integrated and supported through existing research groups.

£12,000 pa stipend
Department of Geography
Location: Liverpool City Centre
Closing date for receipt of applications: 10 July 2010
Start date: 1 October 2010

To apply please send a CV, a project proposal (max 2 pages A4) that has been agreed after consultation with your potential supervisory team to: Jayne Avies, email:, The University of Liverpool, Department of Geography, Roxby Building, Liverpool, L69 7ZT, United Kingdom

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently.

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