Teaching Associate in Sociology (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge
April 11, 2024
Offerd Salary:£33,966-£44,263
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Contract Type:Fixed-term The funds
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Teaching Associate in Sociology (Fixed Term)

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 August 2027 in the first instance. Please note that the funding for this role has an end date of 31 August 2027 due to temporary teaching needs with limited duration and the contract must finish by that date.

We are looking to recruit a full time Teaching Associate in Sociology from 2 September 2024 or as soon after as possible to provide teaching and assessment in the Department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge. Specialisms in Political Sociology and Sociological Theory are particularly welcome to support core teaching. Ability to teach quantitative research skills is desirable.

The role holder's duties will be:

  • Teaching, marking and supervision coverage in the biggest undergraduate papers, SOC 1 Introduction to Sociology, SOC 2 Social Theory, SOC3 Global Social Problems and SOC6 Advanced Social Theory

  • Teach on the MPhil in Sociology according to their research specialism

  • Supervise MPhil students according to research specialism
  • Contribute to other undergraduate papers as appropriate including SOC4 Concepts and Arguments and by supervising Undergraduate dissertations
  • General duties will include teaching, course development and innovation, outreach and examining. The Teaching Associate will be expected to support and maintain the Department's and University's national and international reputation for excellence in teaching.

    You will be an engaging and confident teacher at undergraduate and postgraduate level, or looking to develop postgraduate teaching skills. You will have relevant teaching experience, hold a PhD in a relevant field and be able to demonstrate active, collegial engagement in teaching, research, and outreach in the Sociology. You will be extremely organised, a good communicator, and be a skilled administrator.

    The Department of Sociology is part of a joint undergraduate degree programme in Human, Social and Political Sciences (HSPS) and also has a vibrant MPhil and PhD programme. There are currently about 80 students working on PhDs on a diverse range of topics in sociology.

    Further information about research interests and recent publications of staff and postdocs can be found on the Department's website: https:// www. sociology.cam.ac.uk

    To apply for this role please provide:

  • 3 referees to for us to contact, with at least 2 being contactable before interview and one after offer
  • A letter of application of no more than 2 sides of A4 demonstrating how your skills and experience fit the role description
  • A sample of your writing of the length of a chapter or a journal article
  • A C.V. that includes your teaching experience, research publications, posts held and anything else that demonstrates how your experience and expertise fits the role description
  • Online interview date: 8 May 2024

    We particularly welcome applications from women and/or candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our University.

    Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

    If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact the Department Administrator, Lara Gisborne, via email: [email protected]

    Please quote reference JM40784 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

    The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

    The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

    Further information
  • JM40784 Further Particulars TA in Sociology
  • Department/Location

    Department of Sociology, Cambridge








    8 March 2024

    Closing date

    11 April 2024

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