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Lecturer Philanthropic Studies

University of Kent - School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research

Location: Canterbury
Salary: £34,189 to £48,677
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 10th September 2018
Closes: 23rd September 2018
Job Ref: SS1388

The School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (SSPSSR) is seeking to appoint an academic with a specialism in philanthropy who can contribute to the School’s outstanding research performance and who is committed to high-quality teaching. Applications are encouraged from people with growing international reputations and the demonstrated potential to be research leaders in their field.

As Lecturer in Philanthropic Studies you will:

  • Offer high quality teaching on philanthropy.
  • Develop, teach and keep under review modules on the MA Philanthropic Studies (Distance Learning) programme.
  • Contribute to the research standing of the School through high quality publications, research grants and the supervision of research students.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant social science discipline covering topics such as charity, volunteering, fundraising or philanthropy.
  • Postgraduate teaching qualification (including PGCHE, STFHEA)
  • Experience of high quality research and publications in Philanthropy or similar field.
  • A proven record of teaching in Philanthropy or similar field.

The School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research is one of the largest departments of its type in the UK, and is the largest department in the Faculty of Social Science.

The School has a strong research culture; in REF 2014 research by the School was ranked 2nd for research power in the UK. It was also 3rd for research intensity, 5th for research impact and 5th for research quality (GPA).

An impressive 94% of our research-active staff were submitted to the REF. 99% of the research submitted was judged to be of international quality. The School’s environment was judged to be conducive to supporting the development of world-leading research, gaining the highest possible score of 100%. The School currently has over 150 staff spread across the two campuses. The post holder will benefit from being located in a vibrant and supportive research culture.

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Further Information

Closing date for applications: 23 Sep 2018
Interviews are to be held: 11 Oct 2018

Please click the apply button to view the full job description and also to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact The Resourcing Team on quoting ref number: SS1388

Please note - applications must be made via the University’s online application system. You will be required to fill in the main details section of the application form as well as upload your CV and a cover letter. Your cover letter should clearly and explicitly address the requirements of the Person specification and you should provide clear evidence and examples in your application which back-up any assertions you make in relation to each criterion. We recommend a maximum of 4 x A4 sides for this document.

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