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Lecturer in Sociology

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University of York - Heslington Campus
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40,322 - 49,553 a year
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Lecturer in Sociology


The Department of Sociology at the University of York seeks to appoint a full-time, permanent Lecturer in Sociology from 1st August 2020.

We are looking to appoint an outstanding sociologist with expertise in quantitative research methods and a substantive research agenda that can contribute to and enhance one or more of our four research groups: Culture, Values and Practices; Language and Social Interaction; Gender, Sexuality and Inequality; and Science, Health and Technology.

You will play a leading role in the Department in terms of sustaining and enriching our existing research culture. In this respect, you will be expected to publish original research of the highest quality, attend international conferences for the purpose of disseminating research results, and secure research funding by developing research income-generating activities. You will also be expected to design, develop and deliver teaching on our undergraduate and masters programmes, to recruit and supervise research students, and to take an active role in the administration of the Department.

You will join a team of colleagues whose commitment to research resulted in the Department being ranked first in REF2014 (sustaining its premier position established in RAE 2008) and whose commitment to learning and teaching produces consistently excellent performance in a range of measures.

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

  • You will have a PhD in Sociology or cognate discipline (or equivalent experience) with appropriate academic professional and teaching qualifications or a willingness to complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice
  • You will have knowledge and experience of a range of quantitative research techniques and methodologies, as well as a range of teaching techniques to enthuse and engage students.
  • You will have research expertise in an area that will complement and enhance the Department’s research strategy and goals.
  • You will be skilled in developing research projects and proposals; possess high-level analytical skills and highly developed communication skills.
  • You will be able to extend, transform and apply knowledge from scholarship, and design teaching materials to deliver across a range of modules.
  • You will be able to supervise the work of others, for example in research teams or as a student supervisor.
  • You will have a record of accomplishment in producing high quality research and designing and delivering teaching courses.
  • You will be able to evidence dissemination of research findings through various fora.
  • You will have a commitment to high quality work, be creative and positive, and be able to work with others effectively.
  • You will be able to manage your own workload and show commitment to the University through management and administration duties.


The University is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community  – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, campus facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds.

Athena Swan Silver         

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