Graduate Teaching Associate, PhD Studentship Track

Egham, United Kingdom
£29,645 per annum pro rata - including London Allowance
22 Sep 2021
End of advertisement period
31 Oct 2021
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Department of Psychology

Location:  Egham
Salary:  £29,645 per annum pro rata - including London Allowance  
Fixed Term, Part Time, 0.4 FTE
Post Type:  Part Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 31 October 2021
Reference:  0321-083-R

Fixed-Term, Part Time, 0.4 FTE

(This post comprises a 40% Teaching Associate role and a 60% PhD student role for four years)

The yearly stipend for the PhD studentship is £6500.

Starting Salary is £27,511 per annum pro rata. London Allowance of £2,134 will be payable in addition to salary.

Please note this position is around 17.5 hours per week. 

Applications are invited for a newly developed post of Graduate Teaching Studentship in the Department of Psychology, School of Life Sciences and the Environment. Teaching duties run from mid-September to end-May on a 0.48 FTE basis (up to 20 hours per week, but with an average of 17.5). This equates to a 0.40 FTE contract across the year and will be salaried on that pro-rata basis, using the Royal Holloway Grade 6 scale. In addition to this, the successful applicant will be awarded a studentship to support their part-time PhD studies; this will include a part-time fee waiver and a stipend of £6,500. This post is initially for four years, but the contract may be extended, if required, to support PhD completion.

The post holder will work as part of our academic team in a dynamic and supportive environment that is known internationally for its outstanding research and teaching, and will join an active and expanding postgraduate research community. There is a strong research environment, with the Department being ranked 6th in the UK in the 2014 REF for our world-leading and internationally excellent research. Research in the department spans a breadth of topics across psychological sciences and neuroscience. We are supported by excellent facilities including a research-designated functional neuroimaging unit (fMRI), EEG, TMS, tDCS and eye-tracking; as well as labs dedicated to sleep, vestibular-multisensory integration, psychophysiology, psycholinguistics and infant cognition. We consistently achieve high levels of student satisfaction in the NSS, with overall satisfaction levels typically over 90% (93% in 2019). There is a strong culture of support for teaching within the Department, with regular training provided. Further information on our teaching and research environment can be found here

The teaching element of this role involves supporting teaching on the Department’s undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes. Teaching duties will primarily involve working within a small team to deliver our Research Methods and Statistics courses under the direction of our lecturing staff, as well as assessing students’ submitted work. Other activities could include delivering seminars and workshops, supporting the administration of teaching in the Department, and taking part in initiatives designed to enhance the experience of our students.

The PhD/research element of this role involves being enrolled as a part-time PhD student. For information on applying for the PhD programme, we have advertised a number of strategic projects on our website and the College application process is also outlined. You must apply having completed your project proposal with a named project supervisor. 

Applicants should ideally hold, or be predicted to achieve, a first class undergraduate degree or equivalent in Psychology or related disciplines (minimum requirement: 2.1). An MSc in a psychology- or neuroscience-related subject is desirable, but not essential. Applicants must be able to demonstrate Psychology subject-matter knowledge relevant to typical undergraduate curriculum.   Some experience of teaching at undergraduate or MSc level is desirable. Applicants must have applied for the PhD programme (studying part-time) within the Psychology Department by the date of the deadline for this post.

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement 
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution 
  • Various schemes including Cycle to Work, Season Ticket Loans and help with the cost of Eyesight testing. 
  • Free parking 

The post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

For an informal discussion about the teaching elements of this post, please contact Professor Victoria Bourne, Director of Teaching and Learning by email: For an informal discussion about the PhD/research elements of this post, please contact Professor Dawn Watling, Psychology PGR Lead by email:

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at:

Please quote the reference: 0321-083-R

Closing Date:   Midnight, 31 October 2021 

Interview Date: TBC 

Please note that it will not be possible for the College to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as the pro-rata salary will not meet the minimum threshold set by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with the College, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. 

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