The Postgraduate School, University of Ibadan is pleased to announce its 2013/2014 Teaching and Research Assistantship Award Competition and to invite interested doctoral scholars based in the University of Ibadan to submit applications for consideration for an award.
The Postgraduate School Teaching and Research Assistantship Award is
designed to promote and reinforce a culture of academic excellence among doctoral scholars in the University of Ibadan. It is particularly targeted at scholars who are carrying out advanced research in any academic discipline within the University of Ibadan. Through the scheme, support is offered to scholars already pursuing doctoral degree programmes to acquire basic skills in teaching and research, the expectation being that this will contribute immensely to pedagogical and research skills of the awardees.
The award carries a handsome monthly stipend subject to review by the Postgraduate School from time to time. Each recipient, to be designated as the “Postgraduate School Teaching and Research Assistant”, will be required to give formal service to his/her Department/Institute as Teaching Assistants or Demonstrators. The Postgraduate School may also require the services of the awardees on special occasions. The Assistantship will be awarded to cover a period of one academic session, in the first instance, renewable for two academic sessions, subject to positive evaluation of about 2,500 words long project summary, and a progress report from the supervisor, endorsed by the Head of Department, at the end of each academic session.
To be eligible, candidates are expected to be holders of good honours degrees (minimum of Second Class Lower division or equivalent) of any University recognized by the Senate of the University of Ibadan, and Master degrees of the University of Ibadan (minimum of 60.0 overall weighted average) in any academic discipline. Candidates who have accumulated some teaching/ research experience may be given special consideration for the award. All applicants are required to be registered full-time doctoral students of the University of Ibadan in the current session.
Requirements for Application
Candidates wishing to be considered for the award of a Teaching/Research Assistantship are requested to submit the following documents:
(a) An Application form obtainable from the web site of the Postgraduate School, and Dean’s/Sub-Dean’s Office in each Faculty, duly completed by the applicant and endorsed by the Head of Department and Dean of Faculty.
(b) Curriculum Vitae: Each candidate should submit detailed curriculum vitae.
(c) Copies of certificates obtained by candidates.
(d) Evidence of registration for the current session.
(e) Research Proposal/Project Summary of between 5 and 10 pages which should be a clear statement of the objective of the work to be or that is already being undertaken, its justification, the significance of the study vis-à-vis the existing literature, the methodology, and the expected output. Candidates are strongly encouraged to indicate the original contributions which they hope their study will make to knowledge.
The Proposal should be typed with 1.5 line spacing using Times New Roman with font size 12. Size of the paper in typescript should be A4 with a margin of 3.7cm to be left on the left hand side and 2.5cm for other margins except the top of the first page of the proposal, which should be 5.0cm above the headings. Only one side of the paper should be used.
Selection Process: All applications received will be reviewed by a Selection Committee. Only short-listed candidates will be invited for a selection interview.
Deadline for the Receipt of Applications: All applications should be received in the Dean’s Office, The Postgraduate School within three weeks from the date of this announcement.
Sub-Dean, Arts & Humanities
February 20, 2014