The School of English offers opportunities for our research students to be considered for appointment as Teaching Affiliates and to teach at undergraduate level.
Research students are invited to apply to teach from the equivalent of their second year of full-time registration at the University of Nottingham onwards (e.g. after Confirmation Review) and will be paid in accordance with the Faculty of Arts Casual Staff Engagement Policy. Full details about how to apply are below.
Please note that opportunities depend on School budget, student demand and individual research specialisms in each academic year.
The University also has guidelines for PhD Students who teach.
Rates of pay are benchmarked against the University’s salary scales at the first point of the appropriate level. Teaching Affiliates will normally fall within the Research & Teaching job family at level 4a.
For a full list of the current rates of pay and teaching norms (how the payments are made depending on preparation time, marking, office hours etc.) please see the Faculty of Arts Casual Staff Engagement Policy which includes:
- Code of Practice for Working with Teaching Affiliates
- terms and conditions
- rates of pay
- guidance for casual engagements which explains how Teaching Affiliates are casually engaged and paid
It is important to note that any teaching offered must not take precedence over the PGR student's own study. The priority for the PGR student is to ensure timely submission of their PhD thesis by their submission date.
Casual engagements of students are subject to registration status and satisfactory academic performance.
An assignment will not be offered where academic performance is not satisfactory (e.g. a student has not satisfactorily progressed through their annual review.)
An assigned will cease with immediate effect where study is suspended either by the University or the student has opted Voluntary Interruption of Study, for example.