Researchers in Schools
graduate job
Expires7 days

PhD Graduate Teacher Training Programme

Job description

The Researchers in Schools programme offers PhD researchers a unique, generously-funded route into teacher training that is deliberately structured to make the most of your abilities, knowledge and experience.

With RIS, you’ll develop the skills to become a highly-effective classroom teacher and champion of higher education, helping support pupils, regardless of background, to excel and progress to university.

To support your development as a teacher and to help you make your PhD accessible to your pupils, the programme offers a number of exciting features and opportunities:

  • Complete our Research Leader in Education Award, a fully-funded, three-year programme of professional development designed around the PhD skill set, in addition to gaining nationally-recognised teacher training qualifications
  • Take one day of protected time each week to work towards the RLE and Uni Pathways, a university-access intervention based on your PhD, aimed at increasing target pupils’ chances of attending a highly-selective university
  • Receive honorary academic status at a research-intensive university, providing access to research facilities and a network of academic support
  • Benefit from a dedicated programme officer who will provide you with one-to-one mentoring and coaching throughout.
  • Receive competitive financial support, including generous funding options for your training year

What we are looking for

See a full list of requirements here.


To hold a PhD in a relevant subject.

Accepted degree subjects

  • physics
  • literature and creative writing
  • classics
  • mathematics
  • biology and life sciences
  • geology and geographical science
  • chemistry
  • history
  • computer sciences
  • languages

Additional job details

UK wide
Competitive salary

Recognised teaching qualification (QTS), Teachers' pension eligibility after year one, 10 weeks holiday per annum

Contract, dates and working times


How to apply

For more information and to apply for placements starting in mid-August 2020, please visit the website via the apply button.

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 4 February 2020

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Closing date:  4 February 2020

Expires7 days

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