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Lecturer in Social Media and Society

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University of York - Heslington Campus
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40,322 - 49,553 a year
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Department & Role

The Department of Sociology at the University of York seeks to appoint two full-time, Lecturers in Social Media and Society from 1st August 2020. The posts will be fixed-term for 3 years. The successful candidates will primarily be engaged in teaching and supervising students across our three social media masters programmes.

We are looking to appoint outstanding sociologists with expertise in the relations between social media and society and whose work will contribute to one of our research clusters: 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 and secure research funding by developing research income-generating activities. You will also be expected to teach on our undergraduate and masters programmes, to recruit and supervise research students, and to take an active role in the administration of the Department, such as by participating in decision making processes regarding the design, development and management of departmental teaching modules.

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 social media and digital society, 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 have 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

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