Lecturer in Sociology

Coventry University - School of Humanities, Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Grade: 7

The Times Higher Education University of the Year and the Times and Sunday Times Modern University of the Year, Coventry University is one of the leading higher education recruiters. Committed to research and teaching excellence and passionate about the arts, humanities, design, performance and media, The Faculty of Arts & Humanities is a vibrant community of scholars, researchers and practitioners with a global profile and a heritage of quality built up over 150 years. We believe that the Arts and Humanities have transformative effects on our lives and that creativity and innovation have become a means to providing solutions for some of the world’s most deep-rooted social and cultural problems. The Faculty combines subject expertise and knowledge to tackle the challenges of a rapidly changing world. Our three schools promote collaboration and offer access to specialist resources in response to increasingly diverse technological and geographical workplaces.

The School of Humanities has a long-sustained reputation for innovation, enjoys a rising profile and our alumni inform, mediate and shape the world around us. The School is a dynamic and environment where evolution is constant, as we embrace changing external contexts through teaching, research and enhanced student experiences. The School offers exciting undergraduate and postgraduate courses including: English, Creative Writing, Journalism, Modern Languages, International Relations, History, Politics and Sociology.

As a result of expansion, and the University’s on-going commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, we are seeking an academic with an exciting profile in Sociology. The School seeks to develop its sociological provision by introducing new areas of sociological concern in relation to the social impact of networked, connected, digital technologies. The successful candidate will have expertise and research capability in the critical analysis of how digital technologies and data is shaping social institutions and social relations, new social and cultural forms enabled by emergent technologies and the impact of digital technologies on social research. The post holder will play a key role in integrating this expanding area of Sociological studies into our courses.

Applicants should be qualified at least to Masters Level and should be able to demonstrate the ability to relate key debates framing the transformation and location of Sociology in contemporary culture to HE teaching. In addition, the post holder will help to develop innovative platforms to enhance teaching and learning. Applicants must have the ability to teach across a range of aspect of the discipline and its theoretical perspectives, a proven track record of delivering a first-class student experience within a higher education environment is essential.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate high level digital fluency and a continuing engagement with professional, scholarly and pedagogic development - those without a teaching qualification will be required to undertake Coventry University’s PGCHE or secure a HEA fellowship.

Coventry University is committed to providing our employees with the very best opportunities for both career and personal development. We offer a wide choice of development and training courses to all staff as well as generous holiday allowances, final salary pensions and flexible working options.

We would welcome enquiries prior to application - for an informal discussion about this post, contact Dr Frank Magee, Head of School, email:  lsx913@coventry.ac.uk;  Tel. +44 (0)2477 65 7099 or

Dr Matthew Beedham Deputy Head of School, email:  ac2117@coventry.ac.uk;  Tel. +44 (0)2477 65 8970

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