Professor in the Sociology of Inequalities

University of Glasgow - School of Social & Political Sciences

Job Purpose
In line with University’s strategic commitment to supporting research that investigates ‘the causes and remedies of local and global inequalities’, we are seeking to appoint a Professor in the Sociology of Inequalities, ideally with an emphasis on inequalities affecting young people.

We are looking to appointment someone:

  • with an outstanding profile in research as demonstrated by highly significant and original research publications and by an extensive record of external research grant successes;
  • with a strong track-record of working with non-academic partners to develop policies, practices and interventions aimed at challenging inequality;
  • whose work explores the intersection between youth and other dimensions of inequality (e.g. those related to racism and ethnicity; class; health; migration; disability; gender, sexualities);
  • whose research his characterised by innovative use of quantitative and/or qualitative methods of research and/or the use of new forms of data.

The appointee will establish and lead a ground-breaking research agenda in their field; secure and sustain new PGR students in their area; contribute to the highly popular Sociology UG and PGT teaching programmes; and play a significant role in the academic leadership of the subject area and School.

Standard Terms & Conditions
The appointment will be subject to the whole powers and conditions of any Act of Parliament, Ordinances, and Law affecting the University. The appointment is a whole-time appointment, the Professor undertaking to accept paid outside work only with the prior consent of the University Court. This provision does not apply to examinerships and such other appointments as are incidental to the ordinary course of University business.

Salary will be within the professorial range and subject to negotiation.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding this 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.

Relocation assistance will be provided where appropriate.

Details of three referees should be included on the applicant information form – referees will be contacted for all short listed applicants.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held on 11 December 2017.

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