Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTA) and PhD Scholarships Edge Hill University

Closing date: Friday 28 February 2014

The Department of Performing Arts invites research proposals in response to the project outlines listed below. Applicants who would like to submit proposals on other research topics are welcome to e-mail the contact listed in their subject area for informal discussion and advice.

Full outlines of the projects can be viewed at

Project 1

A Mixed Methods Trial on the Value of Arts therapies (and Dance Movement Psychotherapy in particular) with People with Dementias

The supervisory team will consist of specialists in dementia and arts therapies from within and outside Edge Hill University.

For details about this topic, contact the Director of Studies, Professor Vicky


Project 2

The Performance and Civic Futures Research Group invites proposals for doctoral research into the following project topics:


The histories and public efficacy of radical performance practices (including radical comedy)in Britain and/or other countries


Potential roles for performance practices in the development of civic flourishing beyond the neo-liberal paradigm

To discuss these projects further please contact the Director of Research, Professor Victor Merriman:


Edge Hill Graduate Teaching Assistants

Graduate Teaching Assistants hold a unique position in the University, being both registered students and carrying out teaching/teaching support duties (of up to 6 hours per week on a term time only basis per annum subject to the needs of the particular course/module).

Payment for teaching hours will be in the region of £7,380 per annum and each GTA will receive a ‘package’ which includes a combined salary (for teaching or support to teaching as appropriate) and full waiver of postgraduate tuition fees as well as a scholarship of in the region of £5,000 per annum or free single room postgraduate student accommodation on campus (subject to availability).


The Recruitment Process

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview and asked to give a presentation related to their research proposal. Successful candidates at interview will be put forward to a final selection panel which will make the decision on the award of the 12 studentships. Candidates will not have to attend the final panel.

Applications should be submitted to the Graduate

·         The closing date for all studentships is 16.00 hrs on Friday 28 February 2014

·         Interviews will be held between Monday 17 March-Friday 4 April 2014

·         The final selection panel will meet in April 2014

For further details and an application form, please visit: