School of Social and Political Science

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The tutor call for Semester 1 2021 is now open. Please read the full details below. The deadline to submite your application is 12 noon on the 29th of June 2021

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. Some key things to note before you apply are:

  • Tutors must be based in Edinburgh or able to commute to Edinburgh as there may be live teaching events or face to face teaching. If you are based outside of the UK, you cannot take on any work or be considered for tutoring. 
  •  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 full-time 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 student visa holder.
  • PhD students entering Year 1 of their studies must have completed at least one semester of their studies before applying to tutor.
  • If you do not have a current contract to tutor with the School of Social and Political Science, you will need to provide copies of your right to work documents to our HR team. Full details can be found in the how to apply section.

Vacancies by subject area

The tutor activity section will detail what activity we expect tutors to be working on and the method of delivery. Please note this information is subject to change. A description of each delivery method can be found in our course delivery method document. 

-Course delivery method document

African Studies
Course Code Course Name Semester Tutor activity
PGSP11320 Dynamics of African Development (OL) SEM 1 Online Learning Courses
PGSP11326 Global Development Challenges (OL) SEM 1 Online Learning Courses
AFRI08001 International Development, Aid and Humanitarianism SEM 1 Tutorials: Weekly In-person
PGSP11420 International development: research design and practice Full Year Seminars- Online-live :Sem 1 Week 2, 6, 9: Sem 2: Week 2, 5, 8
PGSP11240 Politics and Theories of International Development SEM 1 Tutorials: Weekly In-person
PGSP11318 Politics and Theories of International Development (Distance Learning) SEM 1 Online Learning Courses
PGSP11480 Researching International Development (Distance Learning) SEM 1 Online Learning Courses

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Politics and International Relations 
Course Code Course Name Semester Tutor activity
PLIT10068 Europe and International Migration SEM 1 Tutorials: Weekly In-person
PLIT10154 Foundations in Global Security (formerly Global Security) SEM 1 Tutorials: Weekly In-person
PLIT08006 International Cooperation in Europe and Beyond SEM 1 Tutorials: Weekly In-person
PLIT10018 International Political Economy SEM 1 Tutorials: Weekly In-person
PGSP11156 International Relations Theory SEM 1 Tutorials: Weekly In-person
PLIT08017 Politics and International Relations 1A: Concepts and Debates SEM 1 Weekly (starting week 2) In-person
PLIT08012 Politics in a Changing World: An Introduction for non-specialists SEM 1 Tutorials: Weekly In-person
PLIT10106 Research Design in Politics and International Relations SEM 1 Tutorials: Weekly In-person
PLIT10053 Theories of International Relations SEM 1 weekly-Online live (synchronous delivery)
SSPS08012 Understanding Gender in the Contemporary World SEM 1 Tutorials: Weekly In-person

 

Social Anthropology
Course Code Course Name Semester Tutor activity
SCAN10078  The Anthropology of Energy in the Global South SEM 1 Seminars: Weekly-In-person
SCAN10022 Anthropological Theory SEM 1 Tutorials: Weekly In-person
PGSP11172 Anthropological Theory SEM 1 Tutorials: Weekly In-person
SCAN10062 Anthropology of Health and Healing SEM 1 Tutorials: Weekly In-person
PGSP11423 Anthropology of Health and Illness SEM 1 Tutorials: Weekly In-person
SCAN10030 Culture and Power SEM 1 Tutorials: Weekly In-person
PGSP11178 Culture and Power: The Anthropology of Political Processes SEM 1 Tutorials: Weekly In-person
SCAN10036 Dissertation (MA Social Anthropology)) Writing up workshops SEM 1 Weekly starting from week 3, writing groups-Online live (synchronous delivery). 3 seminar sessions in week 1, 1.5 hours long-Online live (synchronous delivery)
PGSP11422 Energy in the Global South SEM 1 Seminars Weekly-In-person
SCAN10037 Imagining Anthropological Research SEM 1 Tutorials-In-person
PGSP11049 An Introduction to Anthropological Theory  (marking only) SEM1 Marking only
SCAN08015 Introduction to Social Anthropology SEM 1 Tutorials: weekly-Online live (synchronous delivery)
SCAN11027 People First: The Anthropology of International Development SEM 1 Online live discussion room plus asynchronous discussion board
SCAN10023 Ritual and Religion SEM 1 Tutorials: weekly in-person
SCAN08013 Social Anthropology 1A: The Life Course SEM 1 Tutorials: weekly in-person
SCAN08011 Social Anthropology 2: Key Concepts SEM 1 Tutorials: Weekly In-person

 

Social Policy and Research Training Centre Courses (quantitative methods) 
Subject area Course Code Course Name Semester Tutor activity
Social Policy SCPL08014 Comparative Social Policy: Global Perspectives SEM 1 Tutorials: Weekly In-person
Social Policy PGSP11246 Economic Issues in Public Policy SEM1 Marking only
Social Policy PGSP11439 Education Policy SEM1 Marking only
Social Policy SCPL10005 Educational Politics and Policy SEM 1 Marking only
Social Policy PGSP11247 Political Issues in Public Policy SEM 1 Tutorials: Weekly In-person
Social Policy SCPL10029 Population Health and Health Policy SEM 1 Seminars: Weekly, 2 hours, In-person
Social Policy SCPL11017 Population Health and Health Policy (PG) SEM1 Weekly Seminars-In-person
Social Policy SCPL10040 Qualitative Research: Principles and Practicalities for Social Policy SEM 1 Labs: Online live 
Social Policy SCPL08015 Research Skills for Social Policy SEM 1 Tutorials: Weekly In-person
Social Policy SCPL08004 Social Policy and Society SEM 1 Tutorials: Weekly (starting week 2) In-person
Social Policy SCPL08012 Understanding Public Policy SEM 1 weekly in-person
RTC PGSP11597/PGSP11596 Advanced Methods Workshops (10 credit) and Advanced Methods Workshops (20 credit) Full Year Running tutorials;Facilitating seminars;Demonstrating labs;
RTC SCIL11009 Core quantitative data analysis 1 and 2 SEM 1 Weekly In-person Lab
RTC SSPS08009 Mathematics for Social Science SEM 1 Weekly 1.5 hour Labs
RTC PGSP11016 Research Skills in the Social Sciences: Data Collection SEM 1 Tutorials:Weeks, 2 hours in duration, in-person tutorials
RTC SSPS10027 Statistical Modelling SEM 1 Marking only
RTC PGSP11486 Statistical Modelling in the Social Sciences SEM 1 Marking only
Social Work
Course Code Course Name Semester Tutor activity
SCWR08009 Human Rights and Social Justice: social work and the law SEM 1 Tutorials: Weekly In-person
SCWR08003 Social Work: Making A Difference SEM 1 Tutorials: Weekly In-person
SCWR10031 Working with Self & Others: Skills Theories & Methods (UG) SEM 1 Weekly Tutorials-In-person
SCWR11037 Working with Self & Others: Skills Theories & Methods BLOCK 1-3 Weekly Tutorials-In-person
Sociology
Course Code Course Name Semester Tutor activity
SSPS10001 Contemporary Feminist Debates SEM 1 1.5 hour weekly seminars, online-live
SCIL10062 Designing and Doing Social Research SEM 1 Tutorials: Weekly In-person
SCIL11016 Globalization (PG) SEM 1 Tutorials: Weekly In-person
SCIL10067 Globalization (UG) SEM 1 Tutorials: Weekly In-person
PGSP11466 Issues and Concepts in Digital Society SEM 1 fortnightly tutorials- in-person
SCIL11030 Key Concepts in Global Social Change SEM 1 Weekly tutorials Online live (synchronous delivery)
SCIL10065 Nations and Nationalism SEM 1 Tutorials: Weekly In-person
SCIL10018 Social Theory SEM 1 weekly in-person
SCIL08004 Sociology 1A: The Sociological Imagination: Individuals and Society SEM 1 Tutorials: Weekly (starting week 2) In-person
SCIL08012 Sociology 2a: Thinking Sociologically SEM 1 weekly in-person
SCIL10054 Sociology of Intoxication SEM 1 Tutorials: Weekly In-person
South Asian Studies
Course Code Course Name Semester Tutor activity
SAST10001 South Asia: Culture, Politics and the Economy SEM 1 Tutorials: Weekly In-person
Science, Technology and Innovation Studies
Course Code Course Name Semester Tutor activity
STIS08009 History of Western Medicine SEM 1 Marking only
STIS08008 Investigating Science in Society SEM1 Tutorials: Weekly In-person
STIS10001 The Internet and Society SEM 1 weekly Seminars -online-live
Sustainable Development
Course Code Course Name Semester Tutor activity
SCIL08008 Sustainable Development 1a: Introducing Sustainable Development SEM 1 online live /in-person 

 

Application details and how to apply 

How to Apply

Right to work checks

If you do not have a current contract to tutor with SPS, you will need to complete a right to work check.

During the Covid-19 situation, checks will temporarily be done virtually. When the situation allows, a second face-to-face check will be required. 

You should email a clear scan or picture of your documents, along with your CV and cover letter to spshr@exseed.ed.ac.uk by the application deadline.

Documents needed

If you are a UK citizen - your passport (main passport page and front cover of passport)

If you  have a student visa or are an EEA/EEA/Swiss citizen -see the guidance on our HR webpages- https://www.ed.ac.uk/human-resources/demonstrating-rtw

A full list of documents that can be used to demonstrate your right to work can be found on our HR webpages- https://www.ed.ac.uk/human-resources/demonstrating-rtw

Submit your application online-click here

The deadline to submit your full application is 12 noon on the 29th of June 2021

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Contact us

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 documents), your application will be assigned to one of 3 categories:

Category 1- current PhD Student with an existing contract

Category 2- current PhD student without a contract

Category 3- Not a current PhD student.

Applicants in Category 1 are given priority. 

Applicants in Category 2 will be allocated next.

Applicants in Category 3 will then be considered. 

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.

We expect to begin sending offers to successful applicants from the 26th of July onwards. 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.

 As we cannot anticipate final class sizes or applicant withdrawals, it is difficult to give a final deadline by which all offers will have been finalised. Generally speaking, most offers will have been sent out by the end of July. If you have not received an offer from us by the 19th of August, your application is likely to have been unsuccessful. 

Conditions of  Service and General Job Description

Key Employment Facts for Tutors in the School of Social and Political Science

Conditions of Service

Tutor Activities and Paid hours (job descriptions) 

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Marking Rates of Pay

HR Guidance for Tutos 

 

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