Teaching Fellow - Sociology

Durham (County) (GB)
£33797 - £40322 per annum
Thursday, 21 January 2021
End of advertisement period
Saturday, 20 February 2021
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

The Department of Sociology is a supportive, exciting place to work and study Sociology, Criminology and Social Work. We are committed to producing the highest quality theoretically informed research that makes a difference. Currently rated 4th nationally for Criminology and 10th for Sociology in the Times Good University Guide, our ambitions are: to be a world leading Department of Sociology; to deliver distinctive, challenging programmes; and to be fair, inclusive, and socially responsible.

Applications are invited for a fractional (0.3 FTE) teaching fellowship in Sociology to support the delivery of its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes during the academic year 2020/21 and the first term of 2021/22. The post will involve co-convenorship of modules, supervision of postgraduate taught dissertations, contributing guest lectures and specialist support on a range of topics and support of the core functioning of our degree programmes through providing academic advice and undertaking academic-related administration. The post-holders will report formally to the Head of Department but will work on a day-to-day basis with Directors of Education, Undergraduate, and Postgraduate Studies and Social Research Methods as appropriate. We will expect the postholder to contribute to student support processes and initiatives to support students who are engaging with our programmes under more complex circumstances (online, remotely and in cohorts which may be larger than normal).

We are seeking to appoint candidates who can demonstrate an ability to teach and assess sociological theory at undergraduate level.

The University provides a working and teaching environment which is inclusive and welcoming and where everyone is treated fairly with dignity and respect. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate these key principles as part of the assessment process.

The post is for a fixed term only due to the partial secondment of a member of staff to a faculty management role, and it is not anticipated that the post will be extended beyond this fixed term.