Lecturer in Sociology of Education

University of Glasgow - School of Education

Job Purpose
The mission of the University is to undertake leading-edge, internationally-competitive research while offering a challenging student-centred learning environment. Through our status as a leading international university, we aim to sustain and add value to Scottish culture and society, to the natural environment and to the national economy.

The School wishes to appoint a Lecturer in Sociology of Education with specific expertise in policy sociology in education and contemporary social theory, most likely located within the subject group of Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment. The School is particularly interested in policy research on educational assessment, accountability and the production and use of data in schooling systems. It is expected that candidates will have published in these research areas. An ability to teach graduate courses in policy sociology of education in the context of globalisation will be an advantage.

  • Undertaking high quality research in line with the School/College’s research strategy.
  • Engaging in the full range of research-related activities.
  • Playing a role in advancing School and University research activities.
  • Making a contribution to graduate teaching.
  • Undertaking Subject, School, College and, where appropriate, University administrative responsibilities.

Standard Terms & Conditions
The salary will be on the Research and Teaching Grade, level 7/8, £33,943 - £38,183 / £41,709 - £48,327 per annum.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University's relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court's policies.

Relocation assistance will be provided where appropriate.

The successful applicant of this post will be enrolled onto the University’s Early Career Development Programme (ECDP). This will provide for you as an early career academic staff member to be developed and supported over a specified timeframe to facilitate the advancement of your academic career. Information on the programme can be found on our website at: http://www.gla.ac.uk/services/humanresources/all/pay/ecdp/policy/

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

The University has been awarded the Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award.
The University is committed to equality of opportunity in employment.
The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

Interviews will be held on 31 January 2017.

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