2018 Teaching Fellowships

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is pleased to announce the successful Teaching Fellows for the 2018 round. The Teaching Fellowship (TF) scheme is designed for outstanding postgraduate research students in the final year of their candidacy. It provides an early career opportunity through an integrated teaching role in their School or Department.

The Fellowship is a competitive process open to applicants from all Schools across the Faculty. The list of recipients for 2018 shows that successful students were chosen from a wide range of disciplines:

  • Caitlin Maling - English
  • Kyle Moore - Media and Communications
  • Emma Barlow - Italian Studies
  • Paul Esber - Arabic Languages and Cultures
  • Adam Piovarchy - Philosophy
  • Grace Sharkey - Gender and Cultural Studies
  • Minerva Inwald - History
  • Gil Hizi - Anthropology
  • Madison Cartwright - Government and International Relations
  • Claire Parfitt - Political Economy
  • Claire Golledge - Education
  • Rachel O'Brien - Education
  • Lobna Yassine - Social Work

The Research Education Committee awarded fellowships to these PhD students because they were considered the most likely to benefit from the opportunity of balancing research and teaching in preparation for an academic role in the future.

"My experiences as a Teaching Fellow have been invaluable. It has allowed me to hone my teaching style and attain skills in curriculum development, class planning and student guidance that are otherwise impossible to attain as part of a PhD research degree. I feel much better prepared to start my academic career thanks to the mentoring I received under the Fellowship. Most excitingly, my own research has been stimulated by discussions with keen students, taking me beyond my primary research interests."

Kristen Mann - Archaeology - 2016 TF

General Conditions

TFs are held for a period of one year. Students can only hold one TF during their candidature.

TFs are normally held during the final year of a student’s candidature, which may include some time after the student has submitted their thesis and is waiting on examiners’ reports, making final corrections etc.

TFs are paid at the Level A Step 3 rate. TFs are expected to experience academic benefits, such as mentoring and inclusion in Department and/or School activities, beyond those provided by casual tutoring.

TFs may undertake 4 hours face-to-face teaching per week during semester with leeway for more hours - factoring in other service components - at the discretion of Schools. The duties included in their teaching role should include related activities as appropriate, e.g., occasional lectures, curriculum development and these activities may occur outside the teaching weeks of semester.

The expected teaching and other activities to be undertaken by TFs must be indicated on the application form and signed off by the Chair of Department or Head of School.


To be eligible for consideration for a TF, applicants must submit an application that demonstrates both their own competitiveness and the ability of their Department or School to involve them with enhanced teaching opportunities and appropriate supervision and mentoring.

Applications must use the form provided, but students can attach resumes and any appropriate teaching qualifications or endorsements.

(This document is in Adobe Acrobat format. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer, please obtain a free copy from the Adobe website.)

Applications for 2018 are closed. The 2019 round will open in late August 2018.

Applications are ranked within each School before the Research Education Committee meets to determine the final recipients.