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Sheffield Business School Graduate Teaching Assistant PhD Scholarships for Sheffield Business School graduates  

Graduates of undergraduate and MSc programmes in Sheffield Business School are invited to submit a PhD application for a funded PhD (Graduate Teaching Assistant), starting February 2023. To be qualified to apply, you will need a dissertation mark of 60% or above for your MSc dissertation OR a first class undergraduate degree from a degree from Department of Service Sector Management (SSM).

If you’re interested in applying and would like to have an information discussion about your idea in relation to the CHEFS group, please email Jennifer Smith Maguire (

Deadline: 14 November.

  • Responsible consumption and production: Our research encompasses exploring the three pillars of sustainability: economic, environmental, and socio-cultural and how they intersect in the context of food production and consumption, nutrition, tourism, hospitality, or events management.
  • Leadership & socially just organisations: Our research concerns both employee workplace experience (emotional labour and well-being, deviance and toxic personalities, equality, diversity and inclusivity) as well as the end user or other stakeholders experience (accessibility, inclusivity). We are also interested in the transformative role leadership within socially just organisations can have on communities.
  • Digital transformation: We are seeking to investigate how digital and technological advancements are disrupting marketing techniques and customer experience management in the context of events, hospitality and tourism management but also in a food, nutrition and public health context.
  • Sustainable supply chain management: Our research addresses how supply chains can become green and transparent, driving service delivery and improvements.

If you are an international applicant, please note that you will need an IELTS certificate with overall score of 7, and 7 score in each skill. Also, as the GTA studentship only covers home fees, you will need to pay the differential between home and international fees.

Guidance on completion of your research proposal: Please submit a 1500-word research proposal around your chosen area of interest along with your application form. Within the two pages please include a section demonstrating your knowledge in the area and preferred methodology (Quantitative or Qualitative for example).

In the subject field of your e-mail, please write ‘SBS Studentship Application’ (please indicate also which SBS department you are applying to–e.g. SSM, DoM, FABS) and e-mail your completed application form and research proposal to

Closing date for applications: 12 noon (BST) 14th November 2022. Late applications will not be accepted.

Interviews will take place by videoconference and will be taking place during the week commencing 28th November 2022.

Please visit this link for further information and submission of your application

If you have any question please do not hesitate to send your email to Social and Economic PGR mailbox !

(Note that the information here refers only to the food-focused GTA topics; full details are available via the link above)