Teaching Opportunities in HCA

From the academic year 2015-16, the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology is making some changes to the way in which doctoral students are appointed to teach undergraduate courses. From now on, due to increased departmental teaching demands and in response to student feedback, all teaching opportunities open to our post-upgrade doctoral students will be centrally advertised and recruited for.

The department has just put online, via Human Resources, an advert for teaching opportunities in Group 1 and Cert HE seminars. Please go to the following link for more information and to learn how to apply:


We hope to be making appointments to these teaching opportunities in the course of this term. It would be a good idea to speak to your supervisor before you apply, to discuss how these teaching opportunities would fit with your research work.

This is also part of a departmental initiative to ensure that all doctoral students who want to get teaching experience have that opportunity. We will be measuring demand for these opportunities by inserting a question about it into the end-of-year report, but if you want to learn more about this before then, please contact me or your supervisor about it. If you want to have an opportunity to teach but were either not successful in your application for the Group 1 or Cert HE seminars, or the subjects of these seminar courses did not fit with your area of expertise, please contact your supervisor about it. Your supervisor will then do their best to arrange for you to teach a one-off undergraduate seminar, probably at Group 2 or Group 3 level, though the timing of this will depend on which courses are being taught in any one academic year.

And just to reiterate: these teaching opportunities are only available to doctoral students who are *post-upgrade*. These teaching opportunities will also be open to applications from recently graduated doctoral students.

Julia Lovell

Senior Tutor to Doctoral Students

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