Lecturer in Social Sciences/Politics/Sociology

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Hamilton, South Lanarkshire (GB)
02 Aug 2019
End of advertisement period
30 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Education & Social Sciences
Lecturer in Social Sciences/Politics/Sociology
£43,266 to £48,676 per annum
Full-time: 35 Hours per week 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Lecturer to join the School of Education and Social Sciences at the University of the West of Scotland.  

The successful candidate will have an undergraduate degree in Social Sciences, Sociology or Politics and will be qualified to doctoral level.  Applications are invited from any area of the Social Sciences but especially those with experience and qualifications in quantitative methods. A postgraduate qualification in education/learning and teaching and Higher Education Academy Fellowship are highly desirable.   

The successful candidate will play a central role in delivering an excellent and research-based student experience, and will have a demonstrated ability to teach to a high standard. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the teaching programme of the department at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. They will be knowledgeable in contemporary pedagogies, particularly in relation to co-creation and active learning, and be familiar with online learning environments and the principles of digital education. They will also be able to evidence positive practice in these areas.  

The successful candidate will produce and publish excellent research outputs commensurate with the stage of career and evidence an ability to attract independent research funding to support this work. The School of Education and Social Sciences is a multi-discipline School and the successful candidate will be engaged in cross/interdisciplinary working and programme design and development to support positive results in attainment, student experience and graduate destinations. They will possess developed capabilities in collaborative working and be committed to high professional standards in all areas of responsibility. The post offers an excellent opportunity for an individual to be immersed in a rich academic environment that recognises quality in education, research and enterprise, and international engagement. An internationalised experience is central to the UWS student experience and therefore you will support initiatives for staff and students to engage in international activities. 

Informal enquiries may be made to:
Dr Murray Leith,  

Further information, including details of how to apply are available at

Closing Date:        Friday, 30th August 2019
Interview Date:      Thursday, 26th September 2019

UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups. 

UWS is a “Disability Confident” employer.

University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520.