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Monday, 7 December 2009

Do you want a PhD?

Graduate Teaching Assistantship / PhD research student

University of Salford, Faculty of Health and Social Care

The Directorate of Occupational Therapy, within the Faculty of Health and Social Care is seeking to appoint a Graduate Teaching Assistant /PhD Research Student. The position will involve working with academic staff in a range of teaching, learning and assessment activities to support undergraduate student learning, relating to occupational therapy, for 180 hours per academic year. The remaining time will be devoted to a PhD research programme.

The proposed research topic is

‘Being on the receiving end of allied health therapies: the narratives of service-users receiving long term care in the community.’

The scholarship is worth £13,290 per year (2009-2010 levels) over three years. It is available to United Kingdom and European Union students.

Applicants must possess a good honours degree in Occupational Therapy and be able to demonstrate the potential to complete successfully a higher degree by research. This is an excellent opportunity for those wishing to complete a PhD whilst gaining teaching experience in Higher Education.

Applicants should submit a PhD research application form (including a summary research proposal) and a covering letter that evidences experience of, and commitment to, university teaching and learning at undergraduate level.

Applications close on Friday, 5th February 2010.

For further information contact:

Dr Jackie Taylor

T +44 (0)161 295 2383

Email: j.taylor[@]salford.ac.uk

Debbie Whittaker

T +44 (0) 161 295 2398

E mail: d.s.whittaker[@]salford.ac.uk