Lecturer in Sociology

Aberdeen, (GB)
Grade 7 salary scale (£41,526 - £49,552 per annum)
Monday, 18 November 2019
End of advertisement period
Wednesday, 18 December 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Social Science

The Department of Sociology seeks to appoint a full-time Lecturer on a permanent basis to commence work in January 2020. The successful applicant will contribute to both undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes, develop their own and potential collaborative research agendas, and participate in the administration of the department and the School of Social Science where necessary.

The successful candidate should have completed their PhD in Sociology or a closely related discipline and have experience of teaching and research in Sociology, with a specific focus on quantitative studies of inequality. Experience with or interest in engaged or impact-oriented research for social change is preferred.

It is expected that the successful candidate will have experience undertaking tutorials and lecturing at various levels of undergraduate and postgraduate study. They should be self-motivated, flexible and have an ability to engage the interest and enthusiasm of students, inspiring them to learn.  There should be a clear demonstration of an academic career trajectory, and a willingness to make a full contribution to the School’s activities.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 7 salary scale (£41,526 - £49,552 per annum) and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience.

To begin ideally in January 2020 but with a negotiable start date prior to 30 June 2020

This is a full-time, substantive (permanent) appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and a 3 year probation period.

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Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa. As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English. Please do not hesitate to contact Heather Clark, HR Adviser on +44 (0)1224 273244 or email for further information.

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The closing date for receipt of applications is 18 December 2019

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact

Gearoid Millar, Head of Sociology

01224 273238

Please do not send application forms or CVs to Dr Millar

Please quote reference number SOC56A on all correspondence

The School of Social Science welcomes a diverse working environment and recognises the benefits this can bring.  The Department of Sociology is keen to receive applications from individuals from across all of the equality protected characteristics (race, gender, disability, gender reassignment, age, sexual orientation, religion/belief, pregnancy/maternity, marriage/civil partnership).

The University supports opportunities for flexible working for a range of reasons and has policies in place to facilitate this.  The policies can be found here:

The University’s commitment to gender equality has been recognised through the achievement of an Athena SWAN Bronze award.  The University is also a Stonewall Diversity Champion to further LGBT equality and a Disability Committed Employer recognising our commitment to supporting disabled staff and students.