Lecturer in Sociology (Teaching & Research)

University of London


Department: School of Politics & International Relations
Salary: £45,931 – £56,921 per annum (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL32105
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 14 March 2023
Closing date: 30 March 2023

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About the Role

The School of Politics and International Relations is pleased to announce that we are seeking an exceptional scholar to take up the position of Lecturer in Sociology.

The postholder will contribute to the intellectual life of the School, Faculty and University, and the wider research field of Sociology. They will work with a diverse community of colleagues and students to deliver excellent teaching and research in the field of Sociology.

About You

You will have a PhD (or equivalent) in Sociology or related discipline. You will have a developing reputation for internationally excellent research and high-quality publications. We welcome applicants from all areas of the discipline but would particularly welcome applicants working in the sociology of methods, digital sociology, and creative practices. You will contribute to teaching and help develop our Sociology joint honors programme, offer research supervision, and contribute more broadly to teaching and research within the School. In particular you will convene a new second year introduction to social science methodologies module. You will have an understanding of the opportunities and challenges involved in teaching a diverse student cohort.

About the School

The School of Politics and International Relations is a vibrant, collegial intellectual community including scholars from a range of disciplinary and methodological perspectives. It is home to a highly diverse cohort of students and offers a broad-ranging and methodologically plural curriculum in the fields of Politics and International Relations.

The School welcomes applications from women, ethnic minority, neuro-diverse candidates and candidates with disabilities. Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. All applicants will be assessed fairly against the same criteria and will be shortlisted according to experience and merit as appropriate.

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable. Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Mile End Campus in London. It is full time permanent appointment with an expected start date of 1st  September 2023. The starting salary will be Grade 5, in the range of £45931 – £56,921 per annum inclusive of London Allowance.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr David Williams at [email protected]

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is 30th  March 2023.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

                            Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

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