Senior Teaching Associate in Policy Studies

University of Bristol - School for Policy Studies

Contract Type: Fixed term contract staff

Work Hours: 35.0 Hours per Week

Division / School: School for Policy Studies

Location: Bristol, UK

The School wishes to appoint an enthusiastic and committed Senior Teaching Associate in Policy Studies to contribute to the delivery of the School's undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes (BSc/MSci Social Policy, BSc/MSci Childhood Studies and BSc/MSci Social Policy & BSc/MSci Childhood Studies with Quantitative Research Methods (QRM). In particular we are looking for someone with the ability to deliver teaching and convene the Social Policy unit ‘Poverty, Social Exclusion and Social Policy’ and the QRM unit ‘Segregation and Inequality in the UK’. The University of Bristol hosts a Q-Step Centre with funding from the Nuffield Foundation, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), and the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) with a remit to address the critical shortage of social sciences undergraduates with quantitative skills training looked for by employers.

The post-holder would be expected to deliver high quality research-informed specialist teaching inputs, mark students’ assessed work and examinations, contribute to the delivery of taught units, supervise dissertations, undertake personal tutoring and contribute to the School’s organisational and administrative roles as appropriate and commensurate with the role.

You should have good knowledge of theories and concepts relating to poverty, inequality, and segregation and issues relating to their measurement, as well as having experience of teaching students within a University setting and good social research methods skills. You should have a PhD degree in policy studies (or related discipline) or equivalent, and a track record of scholarly publications within those disciplines. In addition, you should have a high quality first degree (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline relevant to this post.

This post carries no requirement to undertake research, but participation in the research culture of the School, for example through attending research seminars, is encouraged.

The role is available as soon as possible until 30 September 2017 (fixed term contract - maternity cover).

The closing date for applications is 23:59 on Thursday 17 November 2016.

For informal enquiries, please contact Ms C Pantazis (email: or tel: (0117) 954 6766).

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