Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences 2019 Postgraduate Fellowships (Teaching)

Postgraduate Fellowship Teaching - Expression of Interest form 2019

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) is pleased to announce that it will fund 10 Postgraduate Fellowships (Teaching) (the Postgraduate Fellowships) in 2019. The Postgraduate Fellowship scheme is designed to provide a number of the Faculty’s outstanding postgraduate research students, in the final year of their candidacy, the opportunity to pursue enhanced teaching experiences.

General Conditions

For 2019, FASS has determined Postgraduate Fellowships will be offered for a period of up to 12 months to students in the final year of their candidature. This means that successful Postgraduate students are eligible to hold one Postgraduate Fellowship during their candidature.

The 2019 Postgraduate Fellowships are available on a competitive basis to full-time or part-time postgraduate research students enrolled through the Faculty who will submit their theses between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2019. Students who have already submitted their theses, or who plan to submit them in 2019 or in 2021 are not eligible to apply in this round.

The period for which a Postgraduate Fellowship is held may include some time in 2020 after a student has submitted their thesis and is waiting on examiners’ reports, making final corrections etc. For example, a student who plans to submit his or her thesis in June 2020 is eligible to apply and, if successful, to hold a Postgraduate Fellowship throughout 2020.

The Postgraduate Fellowships are level A, Step 6 appointments on a Fixed-Term, Part-Time basis as a 0.3 full-time equivalent (FTE). The term of employment is generally, from February until 15 of December 2019

Postgraduate Fellows will undertake up to four hours face-to-face teaching per week during the teaching weeks of semesters. The duties included in their teaching should not be limited to tutoring, but should include other teaching and teaching-related activities deemed appropriate (e.g., occasional lectures, curriculum development, and coordination) and be in accordance with the FASS academic workload guidelines. These activities may occur outside the standard teaching weeks in semester.

Postgraduate Fellows are expected to experience academic benefits, such as mentoring and inclusion in Department and/or School activities, beyond those provided by casual tutoring, and will be provided a workload and development opportunities so as to develop their scholarship of teaching.

The expected teaching duties and other activities to be undertaken by Postgraduate Fellows must be indicated on the Expression of Interest form.

Expressions of Interest

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

To be eligible for consideration for a Postgraduate Fellowship, students must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) that demonstrates both their own competitiveness and the ability of their Department or School to provide them with enhanced teaching opportunities and appropriate supervision and mentoring.

Applications for 2019 has been closed.

EOIs 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 Schools, will meet to determine the overall ranking of the candidates and nominate the 10 recipients for 2019.

Date to be advised on Teaching Fellowships applications for 2020.