Lecturer in Sociology

University of Bath

We are seeking a Lecturer in Sociology to contribute to and extend the Department’s portfolio of sociological research.

About the role 

You will contribute to our well-established and highly successful BSc Sociology and become part of a close-knit, collegiate group of staff. 

We are open to applications from candidates with any area of sociological expertise, however are keen to recruit someone whose research intersects with our existing work in new and interesting ways. 

We are home to sociologists who study death and dying, health and medicine, knowledge and anti-knowledge, urban life, memory, violence, political sociology, critical sociological theory and institutional accountability.

This role is offered on a full time (36.5 hours per week) permanent basis.

About you

  • You will hold a PhD and an undergraduate degree in the relevant discipline or equivalent qualification/experience.
  • Hold a strong track record in research in relevant subject commensurate with stage of career.
  • Be able to demonstrate a depth and breadth of understanding of subject matter at a complex conceptual level. 

For informal discussions about the role please contact Dr Sarah Moore on [email protected] or Dr Jordan Tchilingirian on [email protected] .

About the Department 

The Department for Social & Policy Sciences is one of the UK’s leading centres for social policy research and teaching excellence, committed to interdisciplinary and impactful research. Our academic staff represent a range of disciplinary backgrounds, including social and public policy, sociology, social work, international development, and criminology. 

We have a vibrant research community of academic staff, postgraduate students, and research staff, whose work is supported by the Department’s three research centres: the Centre for the Analysis of Social Policy and Society (CASPS), the Centre for Development Studies (CDS), and the Centre for Death and Society (CDAS).

What we can offer you:

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award . We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams. 

We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff .

Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

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