Lecturer in Social Policy

Loughborough University - School of Social, Political and Geographical Sciences

As part of its preparation for REF 2021, and its commitment to excellence of student experience, an exciting opportunity has arisen to join Social Sciences at Loughborough University, part of the School of Social, Political and Geographical Sciences. Loughborough Social Sciences is recognized nationally and internationally for its excellence in research, teaching and enterprise which span media and communication, sociology, criminology and social policy.  The School has an investment strategy to develop cross-disciplinary studies based around its core strengths, and is in a strong financial and student recruitment position.

Applications are invited from outstanding candidates with research and teaching interests across social policy, but candidates with an interest in: austerity; living standards; inequalities; poverty; social justice; or urban studies are particularly welcome.

The appointment will be at grade 7. The successful candidate must have a strong research record and experience of teaching at HE level. He or she will be expected to help lead teaching and contribute to other areas of the curriculum as required, including the delivery and development of BSc and MA programmes. The lectureship will commence as soon as possible following interview.

Candidates are expected to have a completed PhD in a social science discipline, an established research and publication profile, and the proven ability to contribute to the University Strategy of Building Excellence across research, teaching and enterprise in a high-performing HE environment.

Informal enquiries should be made to Professor James Stanyer HoD, by email at J.Stanyer@lboro.ac.uk, or Professor Jo Aldridge, Department of Social Sciences, J.Aldridge@lboro.ac.uk.

Application Closing Date: 9 November 2017

Interviews will be held on 28 November 2017

Over the next two years we plan to appoint up to 100 new academics across a wide range of disciplines. There will be opportunities for individuals and world-leading research groups to join us at our Loughborough or London campuses.

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