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Lecturer in Sociology (Education & Research), University of Exeter

Deadline: December 11 2017

Updated: November 09 2017

The salary will be £34,520 - £42,418 per annum on Grade F for Lecturers subject to knowledge, skills and experience.

Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).

Applications are invited from candidates with teaching and research interests in any area of Sociology, though particular consideration will be given to candidates working in Cultural Sociology, Science and Technology Studies, or Health and Well-being. In addition to the potential to publish in leading journals and secure research funding, it is expected that you will play a leading role in the development and delivery of the Department's Sociology curriculum across core and optional modules, including sociological theory and methods.

You will hold a PhD in Sociology or a closely related discipline and have an independent, internationally-recognised research programme.

You will be joining an interdisciplinary Department that has an outstanding international reputation. SPA was submitted to the Sociology review panel in the 2014 REF, and placed 4th nationally (when power is taken into account; 100% of research staff were submitted). This is a testament to the Department's vibrant and strongly inter- and trans-disciplinary research culture.

Applicants will be able to demonstrate: a strong programme of research that has international recognition; a record in attracting research funding, or a potential to attract funding; an ability to work within an inter-disciplinary department and to develop research links across specialisms; a willingness to engage in continuous professional development; the ability to develop and use a variety of strategies to promote and assess learning; a commitment to delivering the Department's undergraduate and postgraduate programmes; and enthusiasm for the supervision of research students.

This full-time post is expected to be available from 1 September 2018 on a permanent basis.

What we can offer you
-Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;
-Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly
-An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
-Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career
-A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon.

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university that combines world-class research with very high levels of student satisfaction. Exeter has over 21,000 students from more than 130 different countries and is in the top 1% of universities in the world with 98% of its research rated as being of international quality. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today.

For further information please contact Professor Mike Michael:

To view the Job Description and Person Specification document please click here:

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer which is 'Positive about Disabled People'. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.