Lecturer £35,845 to £41,526 per annum, Senior Lecturer £42,792 - £51,034 per
Permanent, full time
The University of Suffolk is looking for an outstanding scholar to join the
School of Social Sciences and Humanities and help drive our vision for being a
leading centre for teaching and research excellence. This exciting opportunity
is offered as a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer role, on a full-time permanent
basis. The successful candidate will be able to teach across sociology and
politics curricula and have a track record of delivering learning and teaching
in social science research methods. Applicants with an ability to teach
quantitative research methods and a subject specialism in: 1) political
activism; 2) migration, race and ethnicity; and/or, 3) gender and sexuality
are particularly welcomed.
The School of Social Sciences and Humanities is publicly-engaged and outward
looking, with an emerging profile in producing world-leading and
internationally excellent research that is distinctive, impactful, and of
relevance to our communities and broader society. Our School connects –
People, Place and Society.
Comprised of a large and diverse group of scholars, the School includes a
range of subject areas including: Sociology, Politics, Criminology, Law,
History, Psychology, English, Social Work, Counselling, and Education. The
School is a professional and collegiate group who have been proactive in
establishing innovative programmes of study to serve the needs of over a 1400+
undergraduate and postgraduate student population. A particular strength of
the School is our social sciences programmes in Criminology, Politics and
Student experience is at the heart of everything we do at the University of
Suffolk. We are proud to offer our students state-of-the-art facilities,
including specialist spaces designed to enhance learning and teaching.
Boasting an outstanding record of achievement in promoting student engagement
in the learning journey, as evidenced by high NSS satisfaction rates, we have
a clear ambition to be a leading University for high-quality, student-centred,
This post offers an exciting opportunity for an academic to develop the
University's expanding social sciences provision. The successful applicant
should have published with a growing or established national/international
profile that will make a significant contribution to our next REF submission
as well as an active, and entrepreneurial approach to inter-disciplinary and
multi-disciplinary research and an enthusiasm for delivering high quality,
innovative undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. The post-holder should
also be a champion for the social sciences in public across Suffolk and
beyond, pro-actively raising our profile through engagement in knowledge
exchange and enterprise activities and enthusiastically developing external
links to individuals and organisations in relevant sectors. An interest in
contemporary and innovative pedagogical practice would also be an advantage.
The School is a collegial one, with an emphasis on mutual support and
organised around the principle of working together to achieve the University's
strategic objectives. You must be a team-player, with an ability to nurture
the talents of others to the benefit of the School and University as a whole.
We offer a stimulating environment for an exceptional scholar, along with an
excellent level of staff development and support.
If you would like to be part of the University of Suffolk community and share
in our ambition, we would love to hear from you.
Please state on the Application Cover Sheet to which level you are applying
to. The job descriptions for both can be found in the full job description
Closing date: Friday 27th August, midday
Interview date: Tuesday 14th September
We are actively committed to growing and supporting a diverse workforce and
welcome applications from all backgrounds and communities. We particularly
welcome applications from black and ethnic minority candidates and from
candidates with a disability who are currently under-represented within our
We consider flexible working requests for all our vacancies.
Full Job Description
How to apply:
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