Senior Lecturer/Lecturer of Race, Religion and Society – 1242-23

Lancaster University

View All Vacancies Politics, Philosophy and Religion

£39,347 to £64,914

Closing Date:  

Monday 08 January 2024

Interview Date:  

Monday 19 February 2024



The Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion at Lancaster University is seeking to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Race, Religion and Society.  This is a full time, indefinite post, to start 1st June 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion is a dynamic, interdisciplinary department that is looking to build upon its substantial track record of high quality research, engagement and teaching. We are looking for a new colleague who:

  • will have an excellent profile in research and teaching appropriate to your career stage. You will also have expertise in Race, Religion and Society.
  • can demonstrate interdisciplinary strengths between Religion, Politics and Philosophy.
  • will have an exemplary level of research activity and research funding success for your career stage and a background in engagement and applied policy-oriented work. 
  • Can contribute to teaching on our new UG programmes in Global Religions and our MSc Public Policy. 
  • Can contribute to our new Ethics, Values and Policy Initiative 

You will have experience of teaching undergraduates and/or postgraduates, and the ability to attract students and provide high quality, research-led teaching in Race, Religion and Society.

You will have a record of excellence in published research appropriate to your career stage and have concrete plans for future internationally excellent research publications, research funding and/or projects. You will have the ability to contribute to the research culture in the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion. Your research and teaching development will be supported by a mentoring system within the Department and a range of departmental and faculty level teaching and research development activities.  

The Department is proud of its Athena Swan Award and is committed to the Race Equality Charter application process. The Department works on the advancement of equality, progression, and success for all and welcomes applications from people in all diversity groups, particularly women and ethnic minorities.

About the Ethics, Values and Policy Initiative

Reflecting the unique structure and strengths of the PPR Department, the Ethics, Values and Policy Initiative will bring together and galvanise a range of research, seminars, workshops and conferences to raise the profile and importance of the fundamental role of ethics and values in all types and levels of policy making.

About the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion (PPR)

PPR is a vibrant, diverse and growing department of 47+ academic staff based in Lancaster University’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. PPR was formed in 2010 by merging three subjects – Politics and International Relations, Philosophy, and Religious Studies and is the only department of its kind in the UK. Politics, Philosophy and Religion Lancaster University

About Lancaster University

Lancaster University is highly ranked and research-led. The University is an excellent place to work, offering generous benefits and sabbatical entitlements. The historic city of Lancaster has a thriving arts and cultural scene. The North West of England offers high standards of living, beautiful countryside, including the Lake District, and excellent national and international transport connectivity. 

This post is offered at either Lecturer (Grade 7/8) or Senior Lecturer (Grade 9) level.   Applicants should apply for one or the other via the on-line system following the relevant link depending on how they view their skills and experience meet the expectations of the Job Descriptions and Person Specifications. Appointment offer will be made according to how the interview panel judge those skills and experience as articulated in the Job Description and Person Specification following the recruitment and selection process.     

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be made to: Prof Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad [email protected] or the HoD Prof Robert Geyer [email protected]    

To apply for the Lecturer role, click here: Lecturer of Race, Religion and Society

To apply for the Senior Lecturer role, click here: Senior Lecturer of Race, Religion and Society

Further details:
Please note: Unless specified otherwise in the advert wording, all advertised roles are UK based.

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race, disability or sexual orientation, and are 
committed to promoting
diversity, and equality of opportunity.

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