JOB: Graduate Teaching Assistantship @ UKent

Graduate Teaching Assistantship in Ancient History at the University of Kent

The School of European Culture and Languages is offering aGraduate Teaching Assistantship tenable in the Department of Classical and Archaeological Studies for three years. Applicants in the following areas are eligible to apply: Hellenistic Greek History, Roman History, Roman History and Archaeology or another field of Ancient History within the period c. 300 BC to AD 300.

Students engaged as Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) hold a unique position in the University of Kent; they are both registered students in receipt of a scholarship award and employees of the University.

Students engaged as GTAs will do no teaching in year one, but will be required to teach in years two and three. The Assistantships are awarded subject to satisfactory academic progress, including satisfactorily carrying out teaching and other duties.

The Graduate Teaching Assistantship is available to UK, EU and international students and consists of an annual maintenance grant equivalent to the Research Councils (£13,590 per annum in 2011/12) plus tuition fees at the Home/EU rate.

As part of the package, GTAs will be offered the following enhancements:

  • GTAs may have the opportunity to convene a course in their research area and/or have input into module design in the final year of their registration (as part of preparation for seeking an academic position)
  • GTAs will be given the opportunity to be involved in the organisation of a conference
  • GTAs will be expected and supported to give at least one paper at a national conference during their registration
  • GTAs will have the opportunity to join one or more research Centres in the Faculty (and/or across the University) and will have an opportunity to contribute actively to their chosen Centre

How to apply

To be eligible for this Graduate Teaching Assistantship, candidates must make a formal application for postgraduate study at the University of Kent. This can be done via the Postgraduate Admissions web form: (

Candidates must then send a letter or email, stating the reasons why they would like to be considered for a School of European Culture and Languages Graduate Teaching Assistantship, with a research proposal (of no more than one side of A4), and a short CV to: Jacqui Martlew, Acting Postgraduate Secretary
School of European Language and Cultures
Cornwallis Building
University of Kent
Canterbury, CT2 7NF


For further information please contact:
Dr Csaba Lada, Director of Graduate Studies
Jacqui Martlew , Postgraduate Secretary

The deadline for receipt of applications for this scholarship is: 31st July 2011 and interviews will take place in the first two weeks of August 2011

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview and to give a short teaching presentation to the department on a topic of their choice suitable for undergraduate audiences.

Further details about the department of Classics and Anthropology may be found at

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