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University of Edinburgh Teaching Fellow Reviews

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  • Good benefits, equal opportunities, good work life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • Great equipment available, I work in a fantastic team, flexible working hours when required (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Salary is skinny and career progression is limited (in 5 reviews)

  • Very low salary, no pension scheme (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Teaching Fellow"

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    Former Employee - Teaching Fellow in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Former Employee - Teaching Fellow in Edinburgh, Scotland
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    I worked at University of Edinburgh full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good working conditions, excellent balance work/life, international environment, Edinburgh is a very nice city to live in, good pay

    Cons

    sometimes the vision of the department could be not so clear


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    "Teaching fellow"

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    Former Employee - Teaching Fellow in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Former Employee - Teaching Fellow in Edinburgh, Scotland

    I worked at University of Edinburgh full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Teaching at a high standard to many interested and engaged students. An exciting and vibrant place to work in a beautiful city.

    Cons

    Lack of career progression in academia when facing an intense teaching role and little time to devote to your research.

    Advice to Management

    Teaching fellowships should be reevaluated. Given the importance of the REF, a full time teaching position is not conducive to building a career in academia, especially for early career researchers. These positions are temporary and insecure. They do not mean you will fall into a lectureship in that department, and it is not possible to have a (stable) career as a teaching fellow. Management need to consider what they are offering, otherwise it is bordering on exploitative.