Maynooth University is offering fixed term, 5 year full-time PhD studentships with teaching commitment across selected Departments

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Maynooth University Postgraduate Teaching Studentships
Maynooth University is offering fixed term, 5 year full-time PhD studentships (2 year Master’s studentship) with teaching commitment across selected Departments. Interested candidates should contact the Department where they wish to study to identify an academic supervisor in the first instance and speak to the Department about making their application for these positions:

Research Group/Department/School:
Maynooth University Department of Sociology
Maynooth University School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Maynooth University Department of Experimental Physics
Maynooth University Department of Music
Maynooth University Department of Electronic Engineering
Maynooth University Department of Law
Maynooth University Department of Computer Science
Maynooth University School of Business
Maynooth University Department of Anthropology
Maynooth University Department of Theoretical Physics
Maynooth University Department of Psychology
Maynooth University Department of Chemistry
Please contact the PhD coordinator in the Department where you wish to study to learn about our structured PhD programmes and to identify an academic supervisor. 

- Full annual tuition fees support for EU and non-EU candidates 
- A fixed maintenance award of €9,002 per annum
- Participation in departmental activities as a Graduate Teaching Assistant with a requirement to undertake teaching support duties up to 468 hours in the course of a year, but not more than 20 hours in any one week.

Closing Date:
30th June 2017

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. Master’s degree students receive the award for no more than two years and PhD students for not more than 5 years. This benefit is cumulative and transferable; that is, a maximum of 5 years is available where a student on a PhD-track progresses from Masters to PhD.
A Graduate Teaching Assistant is a registered postgraduate student of the University who, within the duration of his/her studies is also employed by the University to play an important role in the delivery of the academic programmes of the University by providing teaching support (e.g., as a course assistant, tutor or demonstrator) under the direction and guidance of a supervising member of staff.

Main duties and responsibilities:
The Graduate Teaching Assistant will be required to undertake such duties as may be specified by the Head of Department. These duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
· To assist the delivery of a range of teaching and assessment activities, including tutorials and laboratory demonstrations, in support of the required teaching commitments of undergraduate students;
· To contribute, under supervision, to the development of appropriate teaching materials to ensure that content and methods of delivery meet learning objectives;
· To contribute, where appropriate and under supervision, to the assessment process, using a variety of methods and techniques and to provide effective, timely and appropriate feedback to students to support their learning;
· To be available for consultation by undergraduate students;
· To lead classes with groups of students and/or participate in the supervision of practical work, advising on skills, experimental methods and techniques to assist the transfer of knowledge.
· To undertake limited administrative duties as requested by the Head of Department;
· To attend meetings associated with the course they support as requested/ appropriate.

Application Instructions:
Please see departmental web pages for full details of studentships offered, any specific criteria that may apply, and details of how to apply.
All Eligible candidates will be considered for open positions. Applicants may be shortlisted for interview and, if so, will be contacted by the relevant Department.
Non-EU applicants will require IELTS or equivalent English language competency of 6.5 or above.