FW: GTF appointment in French at Manchester University

Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen Maj-Britt.MosegaardHansen at manchester.ac.uk
Thu May 29 12:24:10 UTC 2008

Generator Microsoft Word 11 (filtered medium) The University of Manchester

School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures

Postgraduate Funding Opportunities 2008-9 


The School' s postgraduate community is one of the UK's largest and most diverse in the UK, enjoying state-of-the-art facilities and excellent support within a high-quality research environment. In step with our continuing expansion, we are enhancing our support for students registering for a research degree (PhD) in 2008-9. In addition to our current 20 Graduate Teaching Fellowships (GTFs), we are offering:

A Graduate Teaching Fellowship in: 

French (Full-time) 

Please note, the GTF must be undertaken in conjunction with a PhD programme of study at the University of Manchester and applicants for the GTF MUST possess relevant teaching experience. 

The full-time GTF will be required to teach for 6 hours per week and the part-time GTF will be required to teach for 3 hours per week.

The full-time GTF is open to Home/EU and International applicants and comprises three elements: the payment of full Home/EU or International fees [2008-9 academic session £3300 per annum (Home/EU) or £10500 per annum (International)], which is paid directly to the University, a monthly salary for teaching (2007-8 academic session: £5806.92 per annum), which is paid directly into your bank account in 10 monthly instalments and a bursary (£6754.80 per annum) paid in quarterly instalments by bank transfer (by arrangement with the Student Services Centre) or by cheque, which is normally collected the first week of October, January, April and July. 

The part-time GTF will be paid pro-rata, ie. the above amounts will be halved.

The application criteria for the GTF are as follows:

1. You must apply and have been accepted for a PhD programme of study in the School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures. Applicants must be holding an offer of a place by the closing date specified below in order to be included in the competition.

2. You must possess previous teaching experience. 

For further information regarding the teaching element of French* GTF please contact Mr John Morley, Director, University-wide Language Programmes, University Language Centre, email john.morley at manchester.ac.uk

*Please note that the holder of the French GTF will be required to register for a Linguistics PhD under the supervision of Professor Maj-Britt Hansen, 
email Maj-Britt.MosegaardHansen at manchester.ac.uk

For general information and guidance regarding entry requirements and applying for a PhD programme of study, please contact Michelle Fenlon, the Postgraduate Admissions Officer; telephone +44 (0)161 275 3559, email michelle.fenlon at manchester.ac.uk 

The closing date for receipt of the GTF Application Form is Monday 9 June 2008. Short-listed applicants will be invited for interview before the end of June 2008. Please note, strong preference will be given to new PhD applicants and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


· Applications for postgraduate PhD programmes must be submitted (with all the required documentation) using the online application formfrom the University' s website:


· The Funding Application Form and the University of Manchester GTF Application Form must be downloaded and submitted to the Postgraduate Office (details overleaf). The Forms are available from:


Please remember to enclose a full CV with the GTF Application Form

Return the GTF Application Form and Funding Application Form to the following address: Postgraduate Office, School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures, Samuel Alexander Building, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, United Kingdom 

Please quote reference number GTF/2102 

Please note, for successful applicants the GTF award will be made only if you are unsuccessful in obtaining full funding in external funding competitions (AHRC/ESRC or any other external body). Therefore applicants cannot hold a full AHRC/ESRC or any other external award and a Manchester University School award simultaneously. 

If you have accepted a GTF and are notified of success in an external funding competition after Friday 5 September 2008, you will be expected to take up the GTF award and fulfil the teaching commitments for that one year only The fee/bursary element of the GTF will then be adjusted accordingly to take account of the external award.

A week long teaching induction programme which is specifically designed and compulsory for all GTFs will be held in the first or second week of September. Candidates who accept GTF posts have to make themselves available to attend the full teaching induction course during this period. 

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