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Tutoring Opportunities for PhD Students

The Semester 2 tutor call for the 18-19 academic session is now CLOSED.  The deadline to submit an application is 12 noon on Monday the 19th of November.

If you are a current tutor and have capacity to take on additional groups, please complete the application to show your interest and ensure you are considered. Similarly, if you applied to tutor with us during our summer call but where unsuccessful, please complete the application. You will be able to indicate that you have applied during the summer call and will be taken through a shorter application. 

Please note that our tutoring posts are student development opportunities, and priority will be given to our current PhD students. The maximum number of tutorial hours any tutor who is currently studying for a PhD should undertake per week is four groups/hours.  In some subject areas the preferred load may be lower.  Further restrictions may apply if you are a T4 visa holder.

PhD students entering the first year of their studies must have completed at least one semester of their studies before applying to tutor. 

Conditions of employment, job Description, and rates of pay. 

Eligibility to work

If you do not currently have a contract to tutor with the School of Social and Political Science, you must be available to report in person to the ground floor reception of the Chrystal Macmillan Building with your relevant eligibility to work documents on one of the dates and times listed below.  Our location on campus map can be found here .

Eligibility to work checks will take place at:15.00-16.00 on the:

14th, 15th, 21st and 22nd of November.

Please note we will be unable to process applications for those who require the eligibility to work check and fail to complete the check by the 22nd of November.

To complete an eligibility to work check, we will need the following:

  • eligibility documents - click here to see a list of what we can accept.
  • if Tier 4-sponsored - a copy of your visa.
  • if Tier 2-sponsored - a letter on headed paper from the University/department that you are being sponsored by for your Tier 2 visa. This letter must confirm the type of work you are being sponsored to do and also the SOC code that you are categorised under.

How to apply

  • List of vacancies . This is a list of courses that currently have vacancies. Please note that this list is not final and is subject to change.   Applicants will apply to subject areas rather than directly to course vacancies. Tutors will be matched with courses based on the skills and experience listed on their C.V and personal statement. You can apply to two subject areas in total and will be considered for all vacancies within these subject areas. If there are specific courses you have tutored on in the past, or have a particular interest in, you can provide us with this information on the application form. 

If you have any questions, please contact us at sps.tutoring@ed.ac.uk

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