University Lecturer

University of Cambridge - Department of Sociology

The Department of Sociology is seeking to appoint a University Lecturer in the area of Social Inequalities from 1 October 2018.

The successful candidate will have, or be expected to develop, a record of world-class research commensurate with the international reputation and top-rank research rating of the University of Cambridge. The successful candidate will have experience of teaching at undergraduate level and will be expected to contribute to the teaching of specific areas within the HSPS Tripos, in particular in the area of social inequalities.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate a willingness and ability to contribute to the continued growth of the Department, and possess a flexible approach to teaching and administrative duties. This is an exceptional opportunity to join a vibrant and growing department at Cambridge.

Candidates will need to show evidence of the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • A doctorate in a relevant subject area (or clear evidence that completion of such a  doctorate is imminent);
  • Evidence of ability to engage in internationally recognised high-level research in chosen subject area, with publications and participation in scholarly activity commensurate with stage of career;
  • Evidence of ability to teach the subject effectively, and at all relevant levels;
  • Ability to engage and enthuse students and colleagues in their research area;  
  • Ability to play an effective role in the life and work of the Department;
  • Ability to work as part of a team

Further information about the Department can be found at:

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Sarah Franklin, Enquiries about applications should be addressed to Ms Casey Mein ( Applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted in February 2018. The selection process will be a combination of a presentation to the Department and an interview. These will be held on 19th and 20th March 2018.

Please quote reference JM14498 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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