Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Politics

University Campus Suffolk

United Kingdom

August 27, 2021


Salary range:

Lecturer £35,845 to £41,526 per annum, Senior Lecturer £42,792 - £51,034 per annum

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 Sociology.

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, research-led teaching.

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 document below.

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 workforce.

We consider flexible working requests for all our vacancies.

Full Job Description

How to apply:
  • Read the Guidance Notes and Privacy Notice
  • Fill in the Application Cover Sheet
  • Fill in the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form
  • Attach a curriculum vitae and a covering letter setting out clearly how you meet the essential and desirable criteria for the post
  • Please return them as Word (.doc) or Rich Text Format (.rtf) attachments by email to jobs@uos.ac.uk including the post title and reference number in the email subject heading.

    If you a have a disability and need to use a different method to apply for the role then please contact our recruitment team so we can make the adjustments to the process for you. jobs@uos.ac.uk

    After submitting your application, if you have not heard from us before the interview date shown, please assume you have not been shortlisted for interview.

    If you would like to request support or ask questions about any of our vacancies, or us as an employer, please contact us via the email above or by telephoning 01473 338351.

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