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Lecturer in Sociology

University of Wolverhampton - Faculty of Arts, Business and Social Sciences

Location: Wolverhampton
Salary: £36,382 to £43,434
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 8th September 2021
Closes: 6th October 2021
Job Ref: 12737

The School of Social, Historical and Political Studies is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Sociology who can make a positive contribution to the development of our programmes.

Sociology is located in the Department of Social Science, Inclusion and Public Protection, a large interdisciplinary unit which constitutes a rich and diverse range of academic disciplines. The ability to work across disciplines will be important.

We are looking to appoint a committed and enthusiastic individual to contribute to the provision of high-quality teaching and student support across social science. Although all suitably qualified candidates should apply, we particularly welcome applications from individuals with expertise in the fields of public/applied sociology, diversity and community engagement.

This is an exciting time to be joining the School. We are currently undergoing curriculum review and the successful candidate will be expected to make a contribution to our work on decolonising the Sociology curriculum. The new Sociology curriculum will bring theory and practice together in a public sociology offer central to which will be the enhancement of community engagement and place- based learning which will benefit our communities and equip our graduates to deal with complex global problems. The Department has well established links with statutory and community organisations, particularly in student volunteering and research contexts. Experience of working with relevant organisations would be advantageous.  

Informal enquiries can be directed to Dr Clare Williams, Head of Department of Social Science, Inclusion and Public Protection. Email

The University of Wolverhampton celebrates diversity and recognises that difference brings value to our organisation.

As part of our commitment to ensure the diversity of staff body reflects the diversity of the student and local communities we serve, we particularly welcome applications from candidates of Black, Asian, or Ethnic Minority heritage, and candidates who are Disabled (including people who whilst not self-defining as disabled do encounter challenges due to a society that disables them by lack of inclusivity).

We are proud to have been awarded Disability Confident employer status, included in the Stonewall list of employers and are working towards improving our practices against Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter. We believe in creating an even playing field for all our colleagues, where we can all belong.

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