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Senior Lecturer / Reader in Sociology

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University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
49,149 - 56,950 a year (Senior Lecturer) or 49,149 - 60,410 a year (Reader)
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Role Description

The Department of Sociology is seeking to appoint a Senior Lecturer/Reader in Sociology from 1 August 2018. The Department (founded in 1964) is one of the longest established and distinguished in the UK and has played an important role in the development of the discipline internationally. The Department was ranked 1st in the recent Research Excellence Framework exercise (REF 2014) and is a QS World Top 150 Department. Our research is recognised as amongst the most innovative and influential in the world.


You should have demonstrable skill in the use of quantitative methods in research and publication, as well as a track record of teaching quantitative research methods at university level. You should also have research interests that complement the strengths of one or more of the Department’s research clusters: Culture, values and practices; Gender, sexuality and inequalities; Language and social interaction; and Science, health and technology.

You will play a role in the Department in terms of sustaining and enhancing our strong research culture. In this respect you will be expected to publish original research of the highest quality and provide leadership in securing research funding by developing collaborative income-generating activities. You will also teach on our undergraduate and masters programmes (including quantitative research methods), be expected to recruit and supervise research students, and to take an active role in the administration of our collegial Department which places a strong emphasis on collaboration and mutual support.

Readers may also be expected to provide academic leadership in research area and to lead a research team where appropriate.

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

You will have a PhD or equivalent experience in Sociology or an allied discipline. You will have experience of using advanced techniques of quantitative data analysis and of teaching introductory and advanced quantitative research methods. You will have a proven track record in research with high quality publications (including journal article publications) and conference presentations. You will have knowledge of the external funding environment and have successfully applied for research grants and other external funding. You will be able to effectively supervise students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

As a Reader, you’ll have exemplary and sustained qualities and achievements in scholarship and research that bestow considerable recognition at national and international levels, including experience presenting at international conferences. You will also have experience of a leadership role delivering teaching or research.

The University of York is committed to promoting equality and diversity



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