Lecturer in Sociology

Job title Lecturer in Sociology

Department Social & Policy Sciences

Salary Starting from £41,526, rising to £49,553

Grade Grade 8

Placed on Friday 26 June 2020

Closing date Sunday 26 July 2020

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference SB7652


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

We value, promote and celebrate inclusion, challenging discrimination and putting equality, diversity and belonging at the heart of everything we do. We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups such as Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and disabled people, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams.

We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Bronze Athena SWAN award, and we are actively working towards a Silver award. We are a family-friendly University, with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements. We’re also proud to be a disability confident employer and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:
The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. To achieve our global aspirations, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.