Assistant Professor in Sociology

Durham (County) (GB)
£33797 - £49553 per annum
Jan 11, 2021
End of advertisement period
Feb 19, 2021
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Full Time

Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people working within a unique and historic setting. The Department of Sociology is a supportive and exciting place to work and for students to join our community studying Sociology, Criminology and Social Work. We are committed to producing the highest quality theoretically informed research that makes a difference. (Currently ranked 2nd for Criminology in the Times Good University Guide and 8th in the Guardian 2021 Universities League Table) our ambitions are: to be a world leading Department of Sociology; to deliver distinctive, challenging programmes; and to be fair, inclusive and socially responsible.

Over the last five years we have increased our research capacity in our four existing research themes:

  • Communities and Social Justice
  • Health and Social Theory
  • Higher Education and Social Inequality
  • Violence and Abuse

We now welcome applications for the post of Assistant Professor of Sociology with research excellence in the area of criminal justice, social harm and inequalities, and critical criminological approaches to prisons or youth justice. This may include but is not limited to green criminology, crimes of the powerful, inequalities linked to Black, Asian and other minoritised ethnic communities, critical criminological approaches to prisons or youth justice. For this post we are not seeking to expand further our violence and abuse theme.

We particularly welcome candidates from Black, Asian and other Minority Ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in our Department.