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Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Sociology

University College Dublin - School of Sociology

Location: Dublin - Ireland
Salary: €49,562.10 to €64,430.74 or £42,268.69 to £54,949.31 (converted salary*) per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 14th September 2021
Closes: 1st October 2021
Job Ref: 013615

Applications are invited for one temporary 4-year post of Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Sociology. We are seeking candidates who can make a significant contribution in one or more of the following areas: Sociology of the Environment; Urban Sociology; and Social Movements. We will also consider applications from candidates with expertise in any other substantive area of sociology.

The School of Sociology holds a premier place in the field of sociology in Ireland. It has a longstanding commitment to societally relevant research, interdisciplinary scholarship, and the provision of innovative and dynamic programmes at graduate and undergraduate levels. These programmes are underpinned by an extensive and diverse range of staff specialisms that address the defining issues of the day.

Teaching and research in the school generally coheres around the following themes: Comparative Social Change; Health, Wellbeing and Society; Crime, Violence and Conflict; Cultural Sociology; Race, Migration and Decolonial Studies; Demography; Social Network Analysis and Computational Sociology.

The School continues to innovate in its undergraduate and graduate programmes, and the successful applicant may be asked to contribute to our new MSc Global Solutions programme beginning in academic year 2022-2023, and to the development of a Sustainable Societies component to our undergraduate programme.

The successful applicant will also be expected to contribute to our goals of further developing the School of Sociology as a leading centre for sociological research and enhancing our international profile in this respect; advancing the innovation and expansion of our programmes; and playing a central role in enhancing UCD’s position as an internationally recognised centre for academic excellence.

Applicants must have a PhD in Sociology (a cognate discipline may be considered if the candidate demonstrates evidence of other qualifications in sociology or experience of sociology teaching and/or publishing); a strong, demonstrable commitment to research; a record of international publications; evidence of commitment to teaching at a University level and to developing innovative approaches to teaching and learning; a capacity for graduate student supervision; excellent interpersonal skills; and a capacity and enthusiasm for working both within the discipline as well as in interdisciplinary settings and the wider academic community.

Notes for Applicants:

  • All applicants are asked to submit a detailed letter of application when uploading their CV and related application material for the post.
  • Appointees will commence in this post on the 3rd January 2022.

95 Lecturer/Asst Professor (ATB) Salary Scale: €54,849 - €87,724 per annum

Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 4th October 2021

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.

UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CVs submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.

Note: Hours of work for academic staff are those as prescribed under Public Service Agreements. For further information please follow link below:

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website:

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