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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Sociology and/or Social Policy (Health & Social Care)

University of Kent - School of Social Policy, Sociology & Social Research

Location: Canterbury
Salary: £35,326 to £58,279 per annum, Grade 7 Academic to Grade 9
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 23rd June 2022
Closes: 11th July 2022
Job Ref: LSSJ-152-22

The School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (SSPSSR) is seeking to appoint a sociologist and/or social policy analyst who can contribute to the School’s outstanding research performance and is committed to high-quality teaching. 

We are particularly interested to appoint someone who can make a substantial contribution to our programme in Health & Social Care. The successful candidate may also be involved in delivering and developing the quantitative teaching SSPSSR delivers as part of the University’s prestigious Q-Step Centre.

Applicants should demonstrate a developing trajectory of publications and public engagement that illustrates their commitment to an internationally-recognised field of research, whilst also possessing the skills and experience to engage our diverse student body with effective undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.

As a Lecturer / Senior Lecturer (depending on experience), you can expect to:

  • Offer distinctive, exciting and innovative programmes of study that combine academic excellence with an exceptional student experience and appropriate learning resources
  • Provide innovation and leadership in research-led teaching
  • Contribute to the research standing of the School through high quality academic papers and books of national and international standing
  • Extend, transform and apply research knowledge in teaching activities and appropriate external activities such as public engagement events
  • Participate in the broader academic and community life of the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research

What we are looking for in the right candidate:

  • First degree or equivalent in a relevant subject area
  • A proven track record of undergraduate teaching and research in sociology, social policy or similar field
  • Evidence of high-quality research and a publishing record commensurate with career stage
  • Able to engage the interest and enthusiasm of students and inspire them to learn
  • Proven ability to balance the pressures of teaching, research, administrative demands and managing competing deadlines

SSPSSR has a strong research culture and in REF 2021 the School retained its very high research standing with the largest submission to the Social Policy and Social Work Pane (rated 3rd in the UK). We are home to world experts across the social sciences and strive to create a dynamic research culture. With leaders in sociology, social policy, criminology, health & social care, cultural studies, editors of major international journals and prominent book series, and theoretical innovators working across a range of inter-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary areas, we pride ourselves in being a School that excels in providing career development for all of our staff.

To submit your application, please follow the link below. Full details of how to apply are included in the attached job description. You are required to submit an academic CV, letter of application and a plan for your research over the next three years.  

If you would like any further information about the application process please see the Additional Information or contact HR on LSSJHR@kent.ac.uk quoting ref number:  LSSJ-152-22.

Please note that we prioritise applications from current University of Kent redeployees. We will let you know if this post is to be filled by a redeployee as, in this instance, your application will unfortunately not be taken forward.

Applications must be made via the University’s online application system; CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

The University of Kent values diversity and promotes equality at all levels.

Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, interviews may take place remotely.

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