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Teaching Opportunities

Teaching Opportunities

Gain valuable teaching experience and transferable skills.

Learn and grow by teaching

Teaching during your doctorate can be a hugely rewarding experience.

It’s a chance to develop a range of skills – from leadership, active listening and communication to time management.

You get the satisfaction of helping others to reach their academic potential

As long as you can successfully balance teaching alongside the demands of your research, we encourage you to go for it. 

Read on to discover how to qualify as a teacher and gain valuable experience through teaching at Newcastle.

Find a teaching opportunity

Openings for teachers crop up within University schools and institutes.

If you’re interested in taking on a teaching role, speak to your PhD supervisor to find out what’s available.

To take on any teaching work as a postgraduate researcher, you must be registered for the academic year when the work takes place.

To learn about pay rates here at Newcastle, read the pay levels guide.

As long as you can successfully balance teaching alongside the demands of your research, we encourage you to go for it.

Already teaching?

You can get recognition as an Associate Fellow (D1) of the Higher Education Academy by completing the ‘Evidencing Learning and Teaching Skills’ (ELTS) course. This programme specifically designed for postgraduate research students who have completed ILTHE.

To be eligible, you need to:

  • be in at least your second year of study
  • have 15-20 hours of teaching experience (which can include demonstrating, one-to-ones and marking)
  • have the approval of your PI/supervisor/Graduate School
  • have completed the ILTHE