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Graduate Teaching Assistant In Architectural Environmental Engineering
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF28928

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 20/06/2019

Job live date: 29/05/2019

Salary: £29,517 pro rata per annum + student stipend at RCUK rates.

Employment type: AAS-Clerical

Department: School of the Built Environment

Division: Construction Management & Engineering

Hours per week: 9 hours per week

Employment Basis/Type: Part-time, fixed-term for 4 years

Applications are invited for the post of Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) PhD in Architectural Environmental Engineering within School of the Built Environment with a start date of 1 September 2019. We are seeking highly motivated students with excellent training/interest in one or more of the following areas: smart building, healthy building, indoor air quality, smart cities, urban microclimate, CFD, building energy simulation and HVAC etc

This position is fully funded for four years as a research student studying for a PhD (75% of time) and a teaching assistant (25% of time). Candidates should have a track record of high academic achievement, demonstrated by a good undergraduate degree and/or a good Masters-level degree, a strong research proposal, and clear teaching potential.

In addition, the GTA will receive mentoring and training and contribute to the educational activities of the School, e.g., undertake teaching activities and associated marking, and provide appropriate guidance and feedback as required in the areas of architectural engineering.

Applicants must submit a formal application for academic admission as a PhD student via  in parallel with their application for a GTA post.

PhD fees will be waived at the Home/EU level – please note that students liable for international fees will need to pay the difference between these and the home/EU fee rate.

Non EEA candidates who do not already have permission to work in the UK will be unable to obtain Tier 2 sponsorship as the role is not recognised as a graduate level job by UK Visas and Immigration.

You will have:
•    Ability to conduct high quality PhD research
•    Ability to carry out high quality teaching at undergraduate level
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•    Ability to work as part of a team 
•    Ability to use initiative, work independently and complete tasks to deadlines
•    Ability to organise and prioritise workloads, including balancing PhD studies with GTA
•    A minimum of a 2:1 Bachelor Degree or MSc Degree equivalent in Mechanical Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Building Service Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, or other Engineering backgrounds. 
•    Meet the academic requirements for a PhD offer from the University of Reading
•    Experience of presenting to an audience
•    Flexibility and adaptability to be able to deal with a range of circumstances and conditions.


Informal contact details

Contact name:

Dr Zhiwen Luo

Contact phone:

0118 378 5219

Contact email:


Interviews will be held on 3 July 2019

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, is a Stonewall Diversity and Global Diversity Champion, and supports the principles of the Race Equality Charter and Athena SWAN.  Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates who do not already have permission to work in the UK should note that this role is not recognised as a graduate level job by UK Visas and Immigration and the Tier 2 sponsorship route is not available for non-graduate level occupations. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.


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