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Lecturer in Societal Transformations

University of Glasgow

Location: Glasgow
Salary: £35,210 - £39,610/£43,266 - £50,132 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 19th July 2019
Closes: 22nd August 2019
Job Ref: 027518

Job Purpose

To undertake research of international excellence and contribute to knowledge exchange activities relative to the discipline, contribute to learning and teaching on agreed programmes and undertake administration and service activities in line with the School/College’s strategic objectives.

For appointment at Grade 8, a substantial contribution will include leading high-quality research and knowledge exchange activities and delivering, organising and reviewing key areas of teaching and learning within the School.

The School of Social and Political Sciences is recruiting for the position of Lecturer in Societal Transformations, with particular focus on South-Eastern Europe (including the Western Balkan region, Bulgaria, Romania).

The successful candidate will be based in the Central and Eastern European Studies subject area (CEES). CEES offers a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of post-socialist Europe and Eurasia, and we welcome applications from candidates keen to contribute to interdisciplinary research and knowledge exchange activities. To bolster our inter-disciplinary focus, the candidate should have expertise in contemporary or historical processes of social transformation (broadly defined) relevant to one or more countries of South-Eastern Europe.

We welcome applications from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds including, but not limited to, Sociology, Anthropology, Area Studies, Gender Studies and Social History. Candidates with expertise in Social Data Science and with ability to work across disciplinary boundaries are also welcomed.

The candidate should demonstrate how they contribute to the inter-disciplinarity of CEES by expanding our existing thematic and disciplinary expertise, with a key focus on social issues. The successful candidate will contribute to teaching within our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. With a proven track-record of research excellence and a clear plan for research over the next 5 years, the successful candidate will complement and enhance the unit's existing world class profile in research and knowledge exchange.

Standard Terms & Conditions

The salary will be on the Research and Teaching Grade 7/8, £35,210 - £39,610/43,266 - £50,132 per annum.

This post is open ended and full time.

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

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

The successful applicant of this post will be enrolled onto the University’s Early Career Development Programme (ECDP). This will provide for you as an early career academic staff member to be developed and supported over a specified timeframe to facilitate the advancement of your academic career.

Information on the programme can be found on our website at:

Vacancy Reference: 027518; Closing Date: 22 August 2019.

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.

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