Lecturer/Senior Lecturer: Sociology of Digital Technology

University College London - Department of Culture, Communication and Media

The post holder will work within the department of Culture, Communication and Media, UCL Institute of Education and will be located in the UCL Knowledge Lab. We wish to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in the area of Sociology of Digital Technology and Education (we conceive Education in its broadest sense). The post holder will initiate, design and conduct externally funded research projects, knowledge transfer and consultancy, and teach at MA and doctoral levels on the MA programme Education and Technology, and MA Digital Media, Cultures and Education.

The post is open ended and is available from 08/01/2018 or as soon as possible thereafter

The post holder will have a doctorate within the field of Sociology, including the sociology of Communication, Media and Information technology, Science and (Digital) Technology Studies with reference to learning, education (in a broad sense). We are particularly interested in applicants working in the areas of social media cultures and digital self-hood; sociology of the internet and networked technologies; and/or social critique ‘social’ algorithms/big data. Applicants need a strong track-record of sociological research and publications on the roles of digital technologies in people’s everyday lives and learning; theoretical, methodological and empirical opportunities that the digital provides for social understanding of digital society. An ability to generate new ideas and initiate viable externally funded research and consultancy that bring a sociological perspective to bare on digital learning. Applicants must have a sound knowledge of a range of key sociological theories, methodologies, debates and challenges with relevance to technology and learning and a proven ability to teach and supervise students both face-to-face and on-line at postgraduate level in a diverse context. Applicants must demonstrate the ability to work productively and collegially in an interdisciplinary team.

UCL vacancy reference: 1676986  

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

For further details about this post please email Professor Carey Jewitt (c.jewitt@ucl.ac.uk)

Closing Date: 19 November 2017

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: 13 December 2017

Any offer of employment will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

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