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Teaching Fellow in Sociology

Oxford Brookes University - Humanities and Social Sciences

Location: Oxford
Salary: £34,980 rising annually to £38,205
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 12th June 2024
Closes: 30th June 2024
Job Ref: 166620

This is an exciting opportunity to come and work with the Sociology Team in the School of Law & Social Sciences at Oxford Brookes University.

We are looking for a full-time Teaching Fellow for a period of 12 months to deliver our existing undergraduate programme. The post holder will teach Sociology at undergraduate level, including modules on gender (preferably with a focus on health and illness), race and ethnicity.

You will be responsible for:

  • Leading and teaching on core and specialist Sociology modules
  • Teaching students using appropriate instruction methods, setting and assessing students’ work, and providing lecturing and seminar support on other modules in Sociology (as appropriate)
  • Supervising and assessing undergraduate students’ dissertations
  • Contributing to curriculum development including planning, evaluation and updating of courses and course materials
  • Caring for the pastoral needs of students including counselling, welfare and guidance. 

You should have:

  • A PhD in Sociology or a closely related discipline or be near completion
  • Experience of teaching or demonstrable potential to teach Sociology at undergraduate and postgraduate levels
  • Experience of, or demonstrable ability to, supervise undergraduate dissertations and lead modules
  • A commitment to the delivery of an excellent student experience, placing our students at the heart of all that you do
  • The ability to work collegially in a team and independently
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.

In return, you will join one of the largest employers in Oxford where we pride ourselves in the great experience we offer our staff. The School of Law & Social Sciences is recognised for its research excellence, and offers a dynamic, collegial and supportive environment for teaching, research and public engagement. Our staff have international and world-ranking reputations. We are a diverse School and Sociology contributes to and benefits from the vibrant cross-fertilisation across disciplines. 

To find out more about the benefits of working for Oxford Brookes please visit: www.brookes.ac.uk/job-vacancies/working-at-brookes.

At Brookes, inclusivity is one of our five guiding principles: we take positive steps to create an environment in which we celebrate, value and provide equal opportunity to all. We are committed to recruiting from the widest possible pool and welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates who embrace our values, regardless of their background.

As a Disability Confident Employer, we guarantee to interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential selection criteria.

This role will not attract sufficient points to obtain a sponsored Skilled Worker visa under the points based immigration system, however applications are welcome from candidates who don’t currently have the right to work in the UK, but who would be eligible to obtain a visa via another route.

To apply:

Please complete the online application form by clicking on the “Apply for Job” button on the Oxford Brookes vacancy page. You will be routed to this when you click on the above “Apply” button. Please submit an up-to-date CV, publications list and a personal statement, which includes examples of how your skills and experience meet each of the selection criteria in the person specification. We suggest that you use each of the criteria in the personal statement document as subheadings and write a paragraph(s) explaining how you meet that criterion with an example(s) to demonstrate this. 

Closing Date: 30 June 2024

Location: Headington Hill Site, Headington Campus

For more information: pdteam-operations@brookes.ac.uk

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