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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Sociology

Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
38,832 - 47,722 a year (Lecturer) or 49,149 - 56,950 a year (Senior Lecturer)
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Role Description

The Department of Sociology is seeking to appoint a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer 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 be an outstanding sociologist whose research can contribute to and enhance our “Language and Social Interaction” research cluster.

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 secure research funding by developing income-generating activities. You will also teach on our undergraduate and masters programmes, 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.

As a Senior Lecturer, you will have a broad knowledge of sociology enabling you to design and develop teaching programmes, as well as having an established national reputation for research.

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

You will have a PhD or equivalent experience in Sociology or an allied discipline.

Lecturer candidates will have a developing reputation in research with high quality journal publications and conference presentations, experience of taking responsibility for teaching and learning at undergraduate and ideally postgraduate level, and an ability to develop research objectives, projects and funded research proposals.

Senior Lecturer candidates will have a proven track record in research with high quality journal publications and conference presentations, extensive experience of teaching and learning in HE at undergraduate and postgraduate level or in a demonstrably similar context, and a background in developing research objectives, projects and funded research proposals.

The post is full-time and available from 1 August 2018.  Salary will be within the range: £38,832 - £47,722 a year on grade 7 (Lecturer) or £49,149 - £56,950 a year on grade 8 (Senior Lecturer) of the University’s salary scales.


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