Lecturer in Sociology

University of Brighton


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School of Humanities and Social Science
Location:  Brighton – Moulsecoomb

£39,347 to £46,974
per annum
Contract Length: 12 months
Closing Date:  Thursday 14 September 2023
Reference:  HU3119M-23-312

This is an exciting opportunity for an inspirational and motivated lecturer to join as a full-time Lecturer in Sociology.

Your expertise in an area of sociology (indicated below) will be welcomed and valued in our vibrant, academically rich, and interdisciplinary School of Humanities and Social Science. This is an opportunity to join a student focussed team of Criminologists and Sociologists situated between the South Downs National Park, and the coast here in Brighton. The combined subject area has a history of good student recruitment and innovative research-led teaching and is keen to add breadth to an already strong bank of expertise.

To be successful in this position, you will require: 

  • A good (1 or 2:1) first degree, preferably in Sociology or a related/combined social science discipline.
  • Up-to-date, sound knowledge of the subject area including current professional developments and the range of generic skills required.
  • Commitment to high quality professional education for all students and an innovative approach to delivering the Sociology curriculum

A PhD in a social science subject (or near completion) is desirable, as well as expertise and/or up-to-date knowledge in, ideally, one of the following areas :

  • Race/ethnicity 
  • Social policy ( for example areas like poverty/welfare, climate/food, and social media)
  • Quantitative methods teaching
  • Global perspectives in sociology

 We are committed to diversifying the racial and ethnic profile of our community, and especially welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates.

This is a fixed term post to cover a period of maternity leave, and we anticipate interviews to occur in the first week of October and start date would be as soon as mutually agreeable from 10th October 2023

Informal enquiries can be made to Associate Dean for Academic Operations Matt Follett [email protected] or Co-Subject Lead for Criminology and Sociology  Kyla Ellis Sloan   [email protected]

Further details:

The University is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive environment for all staff regardless of age, disability, family or caring responsibilities, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief (including non-belief), sex and sexual orientation. We embrace equality and diversity in our working, learning, research and teaching environment and are committed to maintaining a supportive and inclusive community. We particularly encourage applicants from Minority Ethnic backgrounds because the University is under-represented by Minority Ethnic staff.

For the vast majority of our roles, we operate an agile working system with time split between working on campus and at the employee’s home. It is the University’s expectation that home working will take place within the UK.

Further information about working for us, as well as the wide range of benefits we offer, can be found in the working with us section of our vacancies page.

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