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Graduate Teaching Assistant– PhD Studentship Scheme

International Human Resource Management

Norwich Business School

The deadline for applications is 18 July 2016

Norwich Business School (NBS) has an opening for one Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) position in the field of International Human Resource Management. They will have the opportunity to work alongside a 3-year ESRC funded research project on Globalizing Actors in multinationals. Within multinationals there are some individuals who are responsible for spreading new practices and norms across the international operations.  The ESRC project will examine what such actors actually do and assess the ways in which cultures and institutions affect what they do.

We are keen to see any proposal that complements the ESRC research. However, we are particularly keen to see proposals that consider the role of global actors and performance either in terms of the wellbeing of employees or external communities through social or civic responsibilities. Proposals might consider issues around the skills and knowledge needed by individuals in globalizing roles, the human resource systems that support performance in globalizing roles, the impact of global actors on local/regional communities or the social identities that emerge amongst globalizing actors given the roles they perform.                                    

We will be recruiting a PhD student to start in October 2016. To apply for studentships, please submit an application form by 18th July together with a proposal for how you intend to address the topic of the research.

The successful applicant will work under the supervision of Professor Olga Tregaskis, and be part of the Employment Systems and Institutions Group (http://www.uea.ac.uk/esi). Professor Tregaskis is also the Learning sub-theme lead for the Work, Learning and Wellbeing Evidence Programme (http://whatworkswellbeing.org/evidence-program/work-learning-and-wellbeing), which is hosted in the Employment Systems and Institutions Group.

Please be aware that studentships are awarded on the basis that the recipient engage in School activities that may include teaching and teaching support. This is subject to the University regulation stating that full-time PGR students must not complete more than 180 hours employment per academic year and any restrictions on employment in the terms of the student's visa.

Studying in Norwich Business School (NBS) will be a life changing experience, equipping you with the expertise, knowledge, skills and experience to fast track a successful academic career. The key components of the NBS GTA Scheme are as follows:

  • Full tuition fees (home/EU level of fees)

  • A tax-free maintenance grant (£14,296 per year for 2016-17)

  • Conference and training fund £1000 per year

  • Developing Teaching Skills: 20 credit Masters’ module, which is a part of the Higher Education Practice (MA HEP) 

  • Develop teacher training relationships with teaching mentors in addition to your PhD supervisors

  • Be a member of NBS's vibrant and exceptional academic community.

Entry Requirements: 

  • Upper second (2:1) undergraduate degree and a Master’s degree. Applicants with a background outside social sciences are also welcome but may be required to undertake additional training during their PhD studies.

  • English Language:If English is not your native language, you must fulfil the Language Requirements for research degrees (IELTS 7.0 at least 6.5 in each component)

Application and Recruitment process:
To be considered for this award, you should make an application for admission by selecting PhD Research Projects in the Norwich Business School on the application form. The research areas will be listed under the Advertised Research Projects with the codes as below:

TREGASKIS_U16IHM: Globalising Actors in Multinationals

To discuss the application process, please contact the UEA PGR Office:

Email: pgr.enquiries.admiss@uea.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)1603 591709

Please follow this link to access the online application form and guidance notes.

We would like your proposal to be no more than 2,000 words (excluding references). The proposal is not expected to be a finished document, and you may wish to refine or change your research focus in negotiation with your supervisor at a later date. The main aim of the proposal is to provide us with an idea of your research interests and intent. Your proposal should include the following:

  1. Your research topic: identify your management subject area and indicate your research question(s).
  1. General review of the literature: in this section you should describe the general discipline or field in which your study will be located with your reasons for choosing this field.
  1. Specific review of the literature: you should provide a review of the literature which demonstrates clearly the key debates in the literature. You need to give references to key articles and research texts. You need to elaborate on what makes your proposal an original piece of work, as a PhD should contain an original piece of research.
  1. Method: you need to indicate how you will answer your research question(s). You will need to explain which techniques you will use and why these techniques are considered to be acceptable and valid, and reference other studies in cognate themes of research. It is also likely that your proposed study should include multiple methods, multiple studies or multiple phases of data collection.
  1. Timescale: provide a timescale for the conduct of your research, including literature review, methodological design, conduct of field study and write up.
  1. References: provide a list of references to the sources which you have mentioned in your application.

Applicants should hold, or expect to hold, good undergraduate and Master's degrees (or equivalent). Applicants should have some research experience (e.g. through undergraduate or Master’s thesis or dissertation, research methods training).

We will be evaluating proposals and candidates on the potential for:

  1. producing high quality research capable of publication in high quality, peer reviewed journals;

  2. developing novel theoretical and/or methodological advances;

  3. translating research knowledge into practice in a specific educational or vocational context;

For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Olga Tregaskis (o.tregaskis@uea.ac.uk)

 

Norwich Business School PhD Studentship

 

 

Norwich Business School (NBS) has a PhD opening for International/Home/EU applicants that provide studentship for fully funded doctoral research for entry in January 2017. The latest HEFCE assessment of research excellence (REF2014) puts Norwich Business School 17th overall in the UK out of 101 institutions and in 9th place for the quality of its research publications (Times Higher Education).

 

The School is offering this fully funded PhD position in the following research areas:

 

  • Accounting, Finance and Governance;
  • Business Regulation;
  • Employment Systems and Institutions;
  • Innovation & Technology and Operations Management;
  • Marketing, Entrepreneurship & Strategy.

 

 

Studying in Norwich Business School (NBS) will be a life changing experience, equipping you with the expertise, knowledge, skills and experience to fast track a successful academic career. The key components of the scholarship are as follows:

 

  • Full tuition fees (International/ Home/EU level of fees)

  • A tax-free maintenance grant (£14,296 per year for 2016-7 entry)

  • Conference and training fund £1000 per year

  • Be a member of NBS's vibrant and exceptional academic community.

 

Entry Requirements: 

 

  • Applicants should hold, or expect to hold, good undergraduate and Master's degrees (or equivalent). Applicants should have some research experience (e.g. through undergraduate or Master’s thesis or dissertation, research methods training). Candidates will be interviewed, usually via telephone or Skype, as part of the selection process.

  • English Language: If English is not your native language, you must fulfill the Language Requirements for research degrees (IELTS 7.0 at least 6.5 in each component)

 

 

Application and Recruitment process:

Applications should be made using the University’s standard system for PhD applications. For online applications, please go: https://www.uea.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply

In the ‘funding information’ section of the application, you must state that you wish to be considered for the Norwich Business School PhD funding.

 

 

The deadline for application is 15th August 2016.

 

For an informal discussion please contact: PGR Director, Dr. Nishikant Mishra; email: n.mishra@uea.ac.uk

 

 

Graduate Teaching Assistant - PhD Studentships Scheme
Norwich Business School

Norwich Business School (NBS) has four openings for Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) positions for Home and EU applicants that provide studentships for doctoral research studies along with offering teaching experience and other support to help fast-track academic careers while at the same time gaining a PhD. The latest HEFCE assessment of research excellence (REF2014) puts Norwich Business School 17th overall in the UK out of 101 institutions and in 9th place for the quality of its research publications (Times Higher Education).

The School is looking for a total of four GTAs in the following research and teaching areas:

- Accounting, Finance and Governance;
- Employment Systems and Institutions;
- Business Regulation;
- Innovation & Technology and Operations Management;
- Marketing, Entrepreneurship & Strategy.

We would particularly welcome an interest to do research on wellbeing in the work place and IT or telecommunications business research. The main research theme for the School is “Responsible Business”.

Studying in Norwich Business School (NBS) will be a life changing experience, equipping you with the expertise, knowledge, skills and experience to fast track a successful academic career. The key components of the NBS GTA Scheme are as follows:

- Full tuition fees (Home/EU level of fees);
- A tax-free maintenance grant (currently £14,057 per year)
- Conference and training fund (£1,000 per year);
- Developing Teaching Skills: 20 credit Master's module, which is part of the Higher Education Practice (MA HEP);
- Develop teacher training relationships with teaching mentors in addition to your PhD supervisors;
- Be a member of the Norwich Business School's vibrant and exceptional academic community.

Entry Requirements: 

- Upper second (2:1) undergraduate degree and a Master's degree. Applicants with a background outside social sciences are also welcome but may be required to undertake additional training during their PhD studies.
- English Language: If English is not your native language, you must fullfil the Language Requirements for research degrees (IELTS 7.0 at least 6.5 in each component).

Application and Recruitment process:

Applications should be made using the University’s standard system for PhD applications. 2017 application deadlines will be available soon.

For an informal discussion please contact: PGR Director, Dr Nishikant Mishra; email: n.mishra@uea.ac.uk

To discuss the application process, please contact the UEA PGR Office - email: pgr.enquiries.admiss@uea.ac.uk- tel: (01603) 591709.



Graduate Teaching Assistant - PhD Studentships Scheme
Context Consulting Studentship
Norwich Business School

Norwich Business School (NBS)has an opening for a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) position to provide a studentship for doctoral research studies along with offering teaching experience and other support to help fast-track academic careers while at the same time gaining a PhD. The latest HEFCE assessment of research excellence (REF2014) puts Norwich Business School 17th overall in the UK out of 101 institutions and in 9th place for the quality of its research publications (Times Higher Education).

The School is offering this GTA in the following research and teaching areas:

- Innovation & Technology and Operations Management;
- Marketing, Entrepreneurship & Strategy.

Context Consulting and Norwich Business School are investing in a three-year Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) studentship with an interest to carry out research on consumer centred approaches to new technology and a possible focus on telecommunication business research. The main research theme for the School is “Responsible Business”.

During the Studentship, Context Consulting (http://www.context-consulting.co.uk) is happy for the student to engage directly with the company to help give more practical insight.

Studying in Norwich Business School (NBS) will be a life changing experience, equipping you with the expertise, knowledge, skills and experience to fast track a successful academic career. The key components of the NBS GTA Scheme are as follows:

- Full tuition fees (Home/EU level of fees);
- A tax-free maintenance grant (currently £14,057 per year)
- Conference and training fund (£1,000 per year);
- Developing Teaching Skills: 20 credit Master's module, which is part of the Higher Education Practice (MA HEP);
- Develop teacher training relationships with teaching mentors in addition to your PhD supervisors;
- Be a member of the Norwich Business School's vibrant and exceptional academic community.

Entry Requirements: 

- Upper second (2:1) undergraduate degree and a Master's degree. Applicants with a background outside social sciences are also welcome but may be required to undertake additional training during their PhD studies.
- English Language: If English is not your native language, you must fullfil the Language Requirements for research degrees (IELTS 7.0 at least 6.5 in each component).

Application and Recruitment process:

Applications should be made using the University’s standard system for PhD applications. 2017 application deadlines will be available soon.

For an informal discussion please contact: PGR Director, Dr Nishikant Mishra; email: n.mishra@uea.ac.uk

To discuss the application process, please contact the UEA PGR Office - email: pgr.enquiries.admiss@uea.ac.uk- tel: (01603) 591709. Please click to access the application form to apply for a PhD.


UEA Alumni 10% Scholarships

A scholarship of a 10% fee reduction is available to UEA Alumni looking to return for postgraduate study at UEA in September 2016Terms and conditions apply.


 

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Two fully funded PhD students in wellbeing, work and learning.

Applications for these Studentships now closed.  

The University of East Anglia, in conjunction with the Economic and Social Research Council funded What Works Wellbeing Centre, is looking to recruit up to two PhD students to support the Work, Learning and Wellbeing Evidence Programme (http://whatworkswellbeing.org/evidence-program/work-learning-and-wellbeing)

The What Works Centre for Wellbeing is a national initiative to enable policy-makers, local authorities, employers and others to use evidence of wellbeing impact in decision making and to improve people’s lives, by translating academic evaluation of wellbeing measures into easy-to-use information about effectiveness, cost and applicability. The Centre spans twelve universities, five civil society groups, and reaches internationally through the OECD.

The Work, Learning and Wellbeing Evidence Programme is a collaboration between the University of East Anglia, the University of Essex and the University of Sheffield. The Programme is focused on protecting and enhancing the wellbeing of workers, adult learners and those seeking work.

The evidence programme consists of three major themes: Work – focused on those already in work; Transitions – focused on those moving between jobs and in or out of the labour market; and Learning – focused on the formal and informal learning of adults across the lifespan.

To support the programme, we wish to recruit suitably qualified applicants to conduct PhD research in some of the following areas:

Sustainable return to work. A sustainable and successful return to work after a period of ill health associated with depression or musculoskeletal disorder is crucial for both the employee and the organisation. Several factors at different levels can potentially facilitate or hinder this process, including the behaviour of returning workers, their managers and co-workers. Hence one aim of the project will be to examine the impact that leaders and co-workers can have on the process of returning to work. A second aim of the project will be to examine the role of job crafting and employee’s personal characteristics in supporting a sustainable return to work.

The impact of absenteeism and presenteeism on career paths. The project aims to understand how absenteeism and presenteeism (i.e., working while ill) impact employees’ professional growth within organisations by examining individual, group, managerial and organisational factors. Such factors may include individual coping strategies for coping with ill health and poor wellbeing; How leaders support followers’ development, for example through for example coaching or mentoring workers and ensuring  that unhealthy employees have access to the same amount and quality of information and opportunities of their “healthy” counterparts; How organisational formal rules and implicit norms related to attendance shape career paths; How absenteeism and presenteeism influence co-workers’ attitudes and behaviours.

Well-being and self-employment. This project will explore the strategies of how self-employed individuals maintain their health and look after their businesses. The levels of presenteeism, being at work while sick, are likely to be high for self-employed individuals out of necessity. Being self-employed also carries the risk of not letting go of work-related thoughts outside of work, which might deteriorate poor health further. However, self-employed individuals might also be particularly likely to ruminate about work in a positive or creative way. The project could be focused on specific groups that may have been pushed out of regular employment and into setting up their own business such as individuals with family responsibilities, chronic illnesses, disabilities, or migrant status.

Work and wellbeing in the public sector. This project will explore elements of management and career development in UK and international public administration and how this affects the well-being of employees. The project will make use of existing databases on working in public administration. The project will examine how indicators of wellbeing relate to skill level; career stage – including return after maternity or other leave; role type – including differentiating those that fulfill back-office, public facing or community facing roles; location; management styles; turnover; and the implementation of austerity measures.

Although we are keen to see any proposal that relates to the areas listed above, we would encourage proposals that focus on issues faced by older workers in these areas (return to work, absenteeism and presenteeism, self-employment, public sector).

We will be recruiting two PhD students to start as early as July 2016. To apply for studentships, please submit an application form by 30 April 2016 together with an indication of what area of research you are interested in and a proposal for how you intend to address the topic of the research.

To be considered for this award, you should make an application for admission by selecting PhD Research Projects in the Norwich Business School on the application form. The research areas will be listed under the Advertised Research Projects with the codes as below:

DANIELS_U15WLWP Sustainable return to work (following a period of illness)

DANIELS_U15WLWP The impact of absenteeism and presenteeism on career paths

DANIELS_U15WLWP Well-being and self-employment

DANIELS_U15WLWP Work and wellbeing in the public sector

To discuss the application process, please contact the UEA PGR Office:

Email: pgr.enquiries.admiss@uea.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)1603 591709

Please follow this link to access the online application form and guidance notes.

We would like your proposal to be no more than 2,000 words (excluding references). The proposal is not expected to be a finished document, and you may wish to refine or change your research focus in negotiation with your supervisor at a later date. The main aim of the proposal is to provide us with an idea of your research interests and intent. Your proposal should include the following:

  1. Your research topic: identify your management subject area and indicate your research question(s).
  2. General review of the literature: in this section you should describe the general discipline or field in which your study will be located with your reasons for choosing this field.
  3. Specific review of the literature: you should provide a review of the literature which demonstrates clearly the key debates in the literature. You need to give references to key articles and research texts. You need to elaborate on what makes your proposal an original piece of work, as a PhD should contain an original piece of research.
  4. Method: you need to indicate how you will answer your research question(s). You will need to explain which techniques you will use and why these techniques are considered to be acceptable and valid, and reference other studies in cognate themes of research. It is also likely that your proposed study should include multiple methods, multiple studies or multiple phases of data collection.
  5. Timescale: provide a timescale for the conduct of your research, including literature review, methodological design, conduct of field study and write up.
  6. References: provide a list of references to the sources which you have mentioned in your application.

Applicants should hold, or expect to hold, good undergraduate and Master's degrees (or equivalent). Applicants should have some research experience (e.g. through undergraduate or Master’s thesis or dissertation, research methods training).

We will be evaluating proposals and candidates on the potential for:

  • producing high quality research capable of publication in high quality, peer reviewed journals;
  • developing novel theoretical and/or methodological advances;
  • translating research knowledge into practice in a specific educational or vocational context;

We will also be assessing candidates’ motivation to make a contribution to the Work, Learning and Wellbeing Evidence Programme. This is because we expect students to contribute to developing the systematic reviews that form part of the Programme’s work during the process of developing reviews for the students’ own theses.

Selection will be through a three round process. First, the selection panel will select applicants from across the range of proposals submitted. Second, candidates successful in the first round will be invited for a 30 minute telephone interview with Professor John Street and Professor Kevin Daniels. Third, candidates successful in the third round will be interviewed by other members of the What Works Wellbeing Work Learning and Evidence Programme and members of their potential supervision teams. This interview may be telephone, Skype or face-to-face.

The Studentships cover tuition fees (UK/EU rates), a tax-free maintenance grant (currently £14,057 per year), and a research training support grant. Applicants from outside of the UK/EU may apply but will need to top up fees to international rates from another source of funding. Fees: UK/EU fees are £4,052 for 2015/16 entry. Please be aware that studentships are awarded on the basis that the recipient engage in School activities, that may include paid teaching and teaching support. This is subject to the University regulation stating that full-time PGR students must not complete more than 180 hours employment per academic year and any restrictions on employment in the terms of the student's visa.

For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Kevin Daniels (kevin.daniels@uea.ac.uk)