2018 Teaching Fellowships

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is pleased to announce that 12 Teaching Fellowships will be available to candidates applying 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 for2017 shows that successful students were chosen from a wide range of disciplines:

  • Breann Fallon - Studies in Religion
  • Jyhene Kebsi - English
  • Alice Loda - Italian Studies
  • Alifa Zafirah Bandali - Gender and Cultural Studies
  • Thomas Michel - Gender and Cultural Studies
  • Sarah Claire Dunstan - History
  • Amy Bennett Mosig Way - Archaeology
  • Troy Henderson - Political Economy
  • Ang Li - Economics
  • Shun Chak (Felix) Leung - Economics

The Faculty Research Education Committee (REC) awarded a TF to each of these PhD students because they were considered to be at a stage in their research career where they would benefit the most from the opportunity of balancing research and teaching while preparing 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 will be held for a period of one year. Students can only hold one TF during their candidature.

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

TFs will be paid at a fractional (0.2) Level A 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 will undertake up to 7 hours face-to-face teaching per week during the teaching weeks of Semester. The duties included in their teaching should not be limited to tutoring but should include other teaching and teaching-related activities as appropriate (e.g., occasional lectures, curriculum development). 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.

Selection

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.

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Applications for 2018 are due by close of business, Friday 27 October 2017.

Applications must use the form provided, and include any relevant supporting material.

Applications will be ranked within each School at a meeting convened by the School’s representative(s) on the Faculty Postgraduate Research Committee. A sub-committee of the Faculty Postgraduate Research Committee, with one member from each of the five Schools, will meet to determine the overall ranking of the candidates and nominate the 12 recipients for 2018.