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Lecturer in Sociology

University of Aberdeen - School of Social Science

Location: Aberdeen
Salary: £41,526 to £49,552
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 7th January 2020
Closes: 9th February 2020
Job Ref: SOC059A

The Department of Sociology seeks to appoint a full-time Lecturer to commence work before the end of July 2020. The successful applicant will contribute to both undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes, develop their own and potential collaborative research agendas, and participate in the administration of the department and the School of Social Science where necessary.

The Department of Sociology is a relatively small department (10 members of staff) which is distinguished by its exemplary research output and consistently high rankings both in the UK University league tables (currently ranked 7th by the Guardian and 19th by the Times) and internationally (top 200 in the QS rankings). We have robust undergraduate and postgraduate numbers and a diverse and international student population.

Essential knowledge, skills and experience:

While a broad knowledge of Sociology is essential and all qualitied candidates will be considered, the department is particularly interested in applicants with research expertise in the area of Social Movements and the capacity to teach classical and contemporary sociological theory. The particular focus of the research is open, but might include social movements domestically or internationally, and in any thematic area, such as climate change, civil rights, human rights, gender, women’s rights, animal rights, etc.

Key duties and responsibilites will include:

  • Deliver lectures, tutorials and seminars to undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • Develop new courses where appropriate and necessary
  • Supervise undergraduate and postgraduate research and engagement activities
  • Conduct independent and collaborative research, including grant acquisition and publication
  • Engage with community, industry, and third sector partners in teaching and research
  • Develop inclusive pedagogical and innovative assessment methods
  • Participate in the administrative tasks of the Department and School as necessary

The post is offered on a permanent basis, commencing before the end of July 2020.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 7 scale (£41,526- £49,552 per annum), with placement according to qualifications and experience.

Informal enquiries should be made to Dr. Gearoid Millar, Head of Department, e-mail:

Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa. As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English. Please do not hesitate to contact [Heather Clark, HR Advisor,] for further information.

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Job Reference Number: SOC059A

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 09 February 2020

The School of Social Science embraces a diverse working environment and recognises the many benefits this can bring. Applications from individuals from across all of the equality protected characteristics are encouraged.

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