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Lecturer in Social Sciences

Cardiff University - Cardiff School of Social Sciences

Location: Cardiff
Salary: £35,333 to £42,155 per annum, pro-rata for hours worked (Grade 6)
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 1st December 2022
Closes: 3rd January 2023
Job Ref: 15644BR

Located in heritage buildings in the beautiful and thriving capital city of Wales, the School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University is looking to appoint a Lecturer. In this role you will develop and deliver a range of teaching, particularly in quantitative methods in the School of Social Sciences through a commitment to high-quality and research-led teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level; to do so with and within the Q-Step Centre of Excellence in Quantitative Methods Teaching. You will also work closely with the School’s DECIPHer Research Centre, contributing to the overall research performance of the School. The School is recognised nationally and internationally for providing a highly supportive research environment and an interdisciplinary learning experience as well as for its collaborative and problem-focused approach, civic contribution and social impact.

The Cardiff Q-Step Centre of Excellence in Quantitative Methods Teaching was established over five years ago and is supported by the Nuffield Foundation, The Higher Education Funding Council for England and the Economic and Social Research Council.   The Centre has built on the School of Social Science’s existing reputation for quality and effectiveness in quantitative methods pedagogy through the development of innovative undergraduate teaching, professional development and pedagogic research in quantitative methods.  The Centre wishes to appoint a post to both support and enhance our existing BSc Social Analytics programme.

Established in 2009, DECIPHer develops and evaluates complex interventions for public health improvement, with a primary focus on children and young people. Research programmes cover: Healthy public policy, Healthy social relationships, Healthy settings and organisations and Methodological innovation. It is located at the Social Science Research Park (SPARK) alongside a large number of other social science research centres and works closely with policy, practice and public partners.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a large, vibrant and ambitious School that seeks to be a world leader in inter-disciplinary public social science.

This is a part time (31.5 hours a week), fixed term post covering a period of maternity leave from 15th January 2023 to 31st January 2024.

For further details contact Dr Marco Pomati, Senior Lecturer  +44 (0) 29 2087 9678, e-mail PomatiM@Cardiff.ac.uk

Closing date: Tuesday, 3 January 2023

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received. Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.


Cardiff University is a signatory to the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions we will evaluate applicants on the quality of their research, not publication metrics or the identity of the journal in which the research is published. More information is available at:  Responsible research assessment - Research - Cardiff University

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