Lecturer in Qualitative Methods and Inequality

University of Glassgow
August 07, 2024
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Lecturer in Qualitative Methods and Inequality

Job Purpose

The School of Social and Political Sciences seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Research Methods and Inequality. We especially encourage applications from women, disabled and ethnic minority candidates, as these groups are underrepresented in the School. Located in the Sociology subject area, the successful candidate will contribute to an excellent student experience by delivering, organising and developing teaching on qualitative methods courses which run across the school at both UG and PG level. We especially welcome candidates with experience of teaching on cross-disciplinary qualitative courses for large and diverse student bodies. The successful candidate will also develop, lead and sustain research and scholarship of international standard, engaging with questions of inequality and its possible intersection with other research areas in Sociology and related School research themes such as inclusive economy, democracy, migration and social movements, equality, human rights and governance.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

For appointment at Grade 7:

1. Develop and progress individual/joint research projects of international standard in Sociology with the support of a mentor, as required.

2. Write up research findings/outcomes for publication in leading journals for dissemination as appropriate, identifying potential sources and contributing to funding applications as an individual or team member.

3. Contribute fully to developing and enhancing the research profile of the School/College, including establishing a track record of high-quality publications.

4. Contribute to the planning, organisation and delivery of research-led teaching and assessment on undergraduate and/or postgraduate courses, most notably in qualitative methods in accordance with the subject/school's priorities including accepting responsibilities as course co-ordinator for one or more core courses.

5. Supervise individual student projects at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level, and to contribute to the supervision and training of postgraduate research students, as appropriate, to ensure their effective development.

6. Take on administrative or management roles within the subject/School as assigned by the Head of School.

7. Undertake any other reasonable duties as required by the Head of School.

For Appointment of Grade 8:

8. Pursue and deliver independent research proposals and/or collaborative research projects, project managing research activities, supervising and taking responsibility for the research team.

9. Securing external resources to support research individually and/or jointly, as appropriate to the subject area.

10. Develop an expert reputation in qualitative methods and inequality by effective dissemination and publishing of research findings in leading journals and conferences, and where appropriate undertaking knowledge exchange activities.

11. Establishing and leading research collaborations with appropriate individuals and groups within the University, including multi-disciplinary links, and developing external research collaborations both nationally and internationally, to ensure that research activities are at the forefront of the field.

12. Develop effective approaches which enhance intellectual understanding and innovation in the field and support and enhance course delivery, course organisation, feedback and assessment. This may involve blended and/or online provision.

Knowledge/ Qualifications

Essential:

A1 PhD Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 12 in Sociology or a closely related discipline.

Skills

Essential:

C1 Ability to work on own initiative to contribute to the research and teaching activities within the subject area and wider School environment.

C2 Effective organisation skills to manage time and prioritise as appropriate research, teaching and administrative responsibilities.

For Appointment of Grade 8:

C3 Proven ability to design, review and enhance multiple learning, teaching and assessment programmes, especially research methods teaching for large and diverse student groups with variable prior knowledge.

C4 Ability to understand the concerns of and to help develop early career academic colleagues.

C5 Ability to contribute to broader leadership and management activities along with an awareness of current and future priorities of the University/College/School/Service.

C6 Proven ability to design, review and enhance multiple learning, teaching and assessment programmes, especially research methods teaching for large and diverse student groups with variable prior knowledge.

C7 Ability to understand the concerns of and to help develop early career academic colleagues.

C8 Ability to contribute to broader leadership and management activities along with an awareness of current and future priorities of the University/College/School/Service.

Experience

Essential:

E1 Developing track record of research outputs compatible with enhancing the School's research profile in accordance with School objectives.

E2 Up-to-date knowledge and specialist understanding in qualitative methods and inequality with an ability to engage the interest and enthusiasm of students to inspire learning and to provide pastoral care to students within the subject area.

E3 Sufficient breadth and/or depth of knowledge and of teaching methods and techniques in qualitative social sciences, across different methods and modes of analysis.

E4 Experience of planning and progressing work activities within professional guidelines or organisational policy, applying initiative and independent judgement.

For Appointment of Grade 8:

E5 Established reputation in research and teaching, including an international research profile in qualitative methods and inequality.

E6 Established track record of research outputs and of applying for, and securing, external research funding compatible with enhancing the School's research profile in accordance with School objectives.

E7 Extensive breadth and depth of knowledge in qualitative social science, across different methods and modes of analysis, to develop research and teaching programmes/methodologies/learning support

E8 Experience of developing and demonstrating teaching and research methods and devising models, approaches, techniques, critiques and methods.

E9 Track record of continuous engagement with current practice and developing knowledge.

Terms and Conditions

Salary will be Grade 7/8, £39,347 - £44,263 / £48,350 - £56,021 per annum.

This post is full time and open ended.

As part of Team UofG you will be a member of a world changing, inclusive community, which values ambition, excellence, integrity and curiosity.

As a valued member of our team, you can expect:

1 A warm welcoming and engaging organisational culture, where your talents are developed and nurtured, and success is celebrated and shared.

2 An excellent employment package with generous terms and conditions including 41 days of leave for full time staff, pension - pensions handbook https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/payandpensions/pensions/, benefits and discount packages.

3 A flexible approach to working.

4 A commitment to support your health and wellbeing, including a free 6-month UofG Sport membership for all new staff joining the University https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/staff/healthwellbeing/.

The University of Glasgow has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK. If you require a Skilled Worker visa to work in the UK, you will be required to meet the eligibility requirements of the visa route to be assigned a Certificate of Sponsorship.

Please note that this post may be eligible to be sponsored under the Skilled Worker visa route if tradeable points can be used under the Skilled Worker visa rules. For more information please visit: https: // www. gov.uk/skilled- worker-visa

We believe that we can only reach our full potential through the talents of all. Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our values. Applications are particularly welcome from across our communities and in particular people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented within the University. Read more on how the University promotes and embeds all aspects of equality and diversity within our community https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/humanresources/equalitydiversity/.

We endorse the principles of Athena Swan https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/humanresources/equalitydiversity/athenaswan/ and hold bronze, silver and gold awards across the University.

We are investing in our organisation, and we will invest in you too. Please visit our website https: // www. gla.ac.uk/explore/jobs/ for more information.

Vacancy reference number: 142390

Closing date: 7th August 2024

Vacancy Ref : 142390 Close Date : 07-Aug-2024 23:45

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