Senior Lecturer / Reader in Social Science Research Methods

Birkbeck, University of London - School of Social Science, History and Philosophy

Purpose and Main Duties

We are looking to appoint a Reader/Senior Lecturer to fill this full-time position to lead research and teaching in social science research methods within the School of Social Science, History and Philosophy (SSHP). The level of the appointment will be dependent on experience and track record.

Applications are sought from scholars with expertise in empirical social science research and who have research interests in the development of social science methods/methodologies. The appointee will have strong quantitative research skills and some expertise in qualitative research methods. The School welcomes interdisciplinary scholars.

We also welcome applicants who could build on and develop existing social science research interests in the School, and within the UCL, Bloomsbury and East London Doctoral Training Partnership and DTP.

The successful candidate will be based in one of the three departments (GEDS; Psychosocial Studies; Politics) within the School of Social Science, History and Philosophy and will be expected to contribute to the School’s Politics or Sociology return in any future national research assessment.

For further information about the School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy please visit the following website:

Further Information

Salary: Grade 9 of the College's London Pay Scale which is £53,361 rising to £59,597 per annum.

This post is full time, 35 hours per week (1.0 FTE) and open-ended. The salary quoted above is on the College's London Pay Scale and includes a consolidated Weighting/Allowance which applies only to staff whose normal contractual place of work is in the Greater London area.

The initial salary will be dependent on the skills and experience of the successful applicant. The appointment is subject to a probationary period of 2 years. Birkbeck also provides a generous defined benefit pension scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements and other great benefits.

The closing date for completed applications is midnight on Thursday 12 January 2017.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 8 February 2017.

For further information on this opportunity contact Professor Rosie Campbell, Professor of Politics / Assistant Dean for Postgraduate Research (Email:

Birkbeck welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. The College is committed to improving the gender and cultural diversity of its workforce, holding an Athena SWAN award, operating the Two Ticks scheme, is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and is working towards the Race Equality Charter Mark.

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