View Full Version : Ph. D. Teaching Assistantship in Biomechanics,Aberystwyth University, Wales, UK

03-03-2008, 09:34 PM
A Ph.D. Studentship in Biomechanics is available in the Department of Sport and Exercise Science at Aberystwyth University. The successful candidate will provide an average of one day per week of teaching assistance to academic staff, mainly in the form of supervising laboratory classes and grading work.

You will register for a Ph. D. degree in an area compatible with the interests of current staff, and your fees (to EU / UK level) will be paid. A stipend (currently 12,600) will be payable by quarterly instalments. The post is available from 1 September, 2008 for three years.

The following are essential:
B. Sc. Degree with first or upper second class honours, or Bachelors degree with equivalent GPA, in Sport and Exercise Science, Human Biology, Engineering, or other subject related to biomechanics.
Evidence of post-G.C.S.E. mathematics experience or qualifications.
Good organisational and time management skills.
Excellent skills in Information Technology.
Good spoken English - an IELTS test is not required (International English Language Testing System), but evidence of ability at IELTS Level 7 ( Page 4: http://www.ielts.org/_lib/pdf/IELTS_Handbook_2007.pdf#. ) or above in spoken English should be demonstrated if the applicant is not a native English speaker.

The following are desirable:
M. Sc. Degree in a relevant subject.
Previous experience of teaching or presenting to groups.
Experience in Labview or Matlab.

Informal enquiries are welcomed by Dr Samantha Winter at sbw@aber.ac.uk or +44 1970 622295 or Professor David Lavallee at david.lavallee@aber.ac.uk or +44 1970 621545. The departmental website is http://www.aber.ac.uk/sportexercise/ .

The closing date for applications is 15th April, 2008. Interviews will be held at the end of April. The standard application form for research programmes should be completed, this is available from the University's website (http://www.aber.ac.uk/pga/web/apply.htm ). Do not attach a research proposal to the application form, instead submit a CV and a personal statement explaining why you would like to do a Ph. D. and any experience relevant to teaching and research.

Completed application forms, CVs and personal statements should be returned to: Postgraduate Admissions Office, Aberystwyth University, Old College, King Street, ABERYSTWYTH SY23 2AX, UK Tel: +44 (0) 1970 622270, Fax: +44 (0) 1970 622921, E-mail: pg-admissions@aber.ac.uk , Website: www.aber.ac.uk/pga/


Samantha L. Winter, Ph. D.
Lecturer, Biomechanics
Department of Sport and Exercise Science
Aberystwyth University
Carwyn James Building
Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth
Ceredigion, SY23 3FD, UK.