The Department of Social and Policy Sciences is a world-class centre for research and teaching excellence, committed to interdisciplinary and impactful research.
We are seeking to recruit a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) who will contribute to our research and teaching capacity in sociology and social/public policy. The successful candidate will have a track record, commensurate with career stage, of outstanding research, and be expected to publish in top-rated journals, promote knowledge exchange, and be active in submitting applications for external funding. The candidate will be committed to excellence in learning, teaching and the student experience; and make contributions to future pedagogical developments on campus or by distance/blended learning. A PhD in sociology or related field is required. We encourage applications from scholars specialising in the sociology of knowledge and data. The university is growing its expertise in interdisciplinary data sciences and the department prioritises the teaching of methods and data analysis across all its teaching portfolio. We are open to any secondary field of specialisation that explores the social and/or public policy implications of knowledge and data. This includes but is not restricted to concerns around technology; ethics and justice; governance; security; digital networks, organisations and culture.
Applicants are encouraged to visit the Department’s website.
The post is offered on a full-time basis (36.5 hours/week). Applications must include an academic CV, and a cover letter demonstrating how experience/expertise meets the person specification criteria
Informal enquiries can be made to the Head of Department, Professor Joe Devine ; or Dr Sarah Moore
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