Reader (Associate Professor) in Social Policy

University of Bath - Department of Social and Policy Sciences

The Department of Social and Policy Sciences invites applications for a post at the level of Reader (Associate Professor) in social policy at the University of Bath. The Department is a world class centre for policy research and teaching excellence, committed to interdisciplinary, impactful and progressive research.

We are looking to recruit an academic with advanced quantitative research skills and a commitment to providing inspirational departmental and international leadership in the University’s excellent policy research. The successful candidate will have a track record of independent and impactful research of international standing and relevance, evidenced with a substantial record of publications in top rated international journals, a strong track record of medium- to large-grant capture, and successful supervision of research staff and students. Suggested submissions for the next REF, both outputs and impact, should be indicated in the application, along with a brief statement why they represent world-class rigour and significance.  

We welcome applicants with a doctorate in any subfield of social sciences (economics, sociology, social policy, demography) with a research track record and future agenda that enhances the Department’s research strengths into the governance, prioritisation and evaluation of policy responses to major social issues. These include but are not restricted to poverty and welfare, employment and income, social exclusion and inequality, crime, health, migration, comparative social policy development, policy and the life course, and data sciences.

Applicants are encouraged to visit our website to find out more about the Department’s research and teaching, and its three research centres: the Centre for Analysis of Social Policy, the Centre for Death and Society; the Centre for Development Studies.

The University of Bath is based in an attractive, single-site campus that facilitates multi-disciplinary research. It is located on the edge of the World Heritage City of Bath and offers the lifestyle advantages of working and living in one of the most beautiful areas in the country.

Proposed start date: 1 February 2018

Informal enquiries about the post can be made to the Head of Department, Dr Joe Devine by email or by telephone on +44(0)1225 383539; or to the Head of Group, Professor Lynn Prince Cooke at on +44(0)1225 383074. 

The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. To achieve our global aspirations, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.
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