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Lecturer/Associate Professor in Quantitative Social Science

UCL - Social Research Institute - UCL Institute of Education

Location: London
Salary: £45,610 to £63,483 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 28th September 2021
Closes: 1st November 2021
Job Ref: 1876717

Interview Date: TBC

The salary range will be Grade 8 £45,610 - £53,757 per annum or Grade 9 £58,404 - £63,483 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance. 

The Social Research Institute is one of the leading centres for social research in the UK. It is home to seven internationally renowned research units:

  • Centre for Longitudinal Studies
  • Centre for Time Use Research
  • EPPI-Centre
  • Quantitative Social Science
  • Social Science Research Unit
  • Thomas Coram Research Unit

All of our centres are multidisciplinary, with staff drawn variously from economics, sociology, social policy, demography, psychology, anthropology and social statistics. We promote problem-solving interdisciplinary research on particular themes where we have outstanding scholarship and critical mass, e.g. gender, families, work, inequalities, migration, bio-social interactions.

We are now seeking a Lecturer/Associate Professor in any quantitative social science discipline to contribute to teaching and research. Relevant fields include, but are not limited to: sociology, economics, psychology, social policy and political science. Applicants with an interest in data science, in particular, in the application of machine learning or natural language processing techniques to social science problems, are especially welcome.  You will be expected to enhance our interdisciplinary research portfolio, with a focus on the application of quantitative social science research methods to real world problems. You will be expected to seek research funding from a range of sources, and to be able to generate demonstrable impact and engagement in their work. In addition, you will lead modules on our BSc Social Sciences with Data Science (SSDS) degree and may apply to lead this programme in the future.

You will have a PhD in any social science discipline, where advanced quantitative methods have been applied together with a solid reputation for research in a social science discipline, evidence of relevant scholarship and a strong record of peer-reviewed publications.  In addition, for appointment at Grade 9 you will need to demonstrate a strong track record of success in securing research or consultancy funds and and clear plans for future grant submissions.

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button above.

For further information please contact: Professor John Jerrim –

Closing Date: 1/11/2021

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

UCL Taking Action for Equality

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Our department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality.

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