Lecturer in Sociology

Coventry University - School of Humanities, Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Full Time, Fixed Term for 3 Years

The Times Higher Education University of the Year, Coventry University is one of the leading higher education recruiters. Committed to research and teaching excellence and passionate about the arts, humanities, design, performance and media, The Faculty of Arts and Humanities is a vibrant community of scholars, researchers and practitioners with a global profile and a heritage of quality built up over 150 years. We believe that arts and humanities have a transformative effect on our lives and that creativity and innovation have become a means to providing solutions for some of the world’s most deep-rooted social and cultural problems, so the Faculty combines our subject expertise and knowledge to take on the challenges of a rapidly changing world. Our three schools promote and facilitate collaboration and access to specialist resources in response to an increasingly diverse technological and geographical workplace.

The School of Humanities has a reputation for innovation, enjoys a rapidly rising profile and our alumni inform, mediate and shape the world around us. The School is a dynamic and innovative environment where evolution is a constant as we embrace an ever changing external world through teaching, research and the student experience. Thoroughly international in its approach, The School offers exciting undergraduate and postgraduate courses including English, creative writing, journalism, modern languages, international relations, history, politics and sociology. This post which includes teaching, research and curriculum development underpins this ethos and the enhancement of teaching and learning activities in the School.

We are seeking an academic with an established profile in Sociology to join our thriving and innovative courses. Applicants should have a PhD or equivalent professional status and be able to demonstrate the ability to relate research led learning in Sociology into teaching contexts. In addition, applicants must have the ability to teach across practice and theory, and a proven track record of delivering a first-class student experience within a higher education environment, having been actively engaged in teaching at HE level. Experience of education innovation is key and the post-holder must have a proven track record of exploring new and emerging modes of practice, delivery and scholarship and be actively engaged in professional practice, and research led income generation in the broad area of Sociology.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate a continuing engagement with professional, scholarly and pedagogic development - those without a teaching qualification will be required to undertake Coventry University’s PGCHE or secure a HEA fellowship.

Coventry University is committed to providing our employees with the very best opportunities for both career and personal development. We offer a wide choice of development and training courses to all staff as well as generous holiday allowances, final salary pensions and flexible working options.

Closing Date: 9 November 2016.

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