Lecturer in the Sociology of Inequalities

University of Glasgow - School of Social & Political Sciences

Job Purpose
With a view to building on the success of Glasgow’s Social Policy REF return in 2014, together with recent growth in student recruitment within the subject area, the School of Social & Political Sciences is seeking to appoint a Lecturer whose work focuses on socio-economic/class inequality, poverty and/or social mobility.

We would especially welcome applicants whose research explores the intersection between class and other dimensions of inequality (e.g. those related to racism and ethnicity; health; migration; disability; gender; sexualities).

The appointee will undertake high-quality research and knowledge exchange activities in relation to social inequalities; make a substantial contribution to learning and teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels; and undertake administrative and management duties as required by the Head of School and/or Head of Subject.

Standard Terms & Conditions

For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Michele Burman, Head of School, at head-socpol-school@glasgow.ac.uk

Salary will be on the University’s Research and Teaching Grade, level 7/8, £33,943 - £38,183 / £41,709 - £48,327 per annum.

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

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/

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.

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

Vacancy reference: 018411, closing date: 7 September 2017.

Interviews will be held on 9 October 2017.

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