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Tutoring Opportunities for PhD Students

The School of Social and Political Science tutor call is  Open.  The application will close at 9 am on the 25th of November 2019. 

If you are interested in tutoring for the School of Social and Political Science, the details of how to apply and what vacancies are available can be found below.  

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.

Please note that this is a required check that must be carried out as part of the application process. Any previous checks undertaken by the School or University are non-transferable, so ensure you come and complete this check if you do not have a current tutoring contract with our School.  We will be unable to process applications for those who require the eligibility to work check. 

Our location on campus map can be found here .

Eligibility to work checks will take place at: 15.00-16.00 on the 19th, 20th, 21st and 22nd of November. The check will take between 5 and 10 minutes. 

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 - we will need to see your visa, in most cases this will be a Biometric residence permit. 
  • if Tier 2 sponsored - we will need 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.   

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

What happens after I submit my application? 

Once we have received your completed application (Application, C.V & cover letter and Eligibility to work check), your application will be assigned to one of 3 categories:

  • Category 1- current UoE PhD Student with an existing contract and current Tutors on open-ended contracts. 
  • Category 2- current PhD student without a contract
  • Category 3- Not a current UoE PhD student.

Applicants in Category 1 are given priority and will be allocated work first.

Applicants in Category 2 will be allocated next. 

Applicants in Category 3 will then be considered. 

We will begin sending offers out from the 2nd of December and aim to have the majority of our offers out by the 18th of December 2019. 

All applications are reviewed by the subject area owning the vacancy. Nominations are sent to SPS Tutoring from each subject area. SPS tutoring will carry out final checks before sending on any offers.

Offers will be sent to the email address provided on your application. You will be given 5 working days to respond to the offer. If we do not hear from you by the deadline, we may need to withdraw the offer and look to appoint another applicant. During the run-up to teaching when time is tight, we may contact you via the telephone number provided on your application to make you a verbal offer.

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