Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Sociology, Specified Purpose

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24 Sep 2021
End of advertisement period
25 Oct 2021
University College Dublin
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for a Temporary Specified Purpose (Estimated 8-month post commencing January 2022) post of a Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Sociology within UCD School of Sociology

Applications are invited for a Specified Purpose (maternity cover) post of a Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Sociology within UCD School of Sociology for an estimated 8 month duration, beginning in January 2022. The person appointed will be expected to contribute to a number of programmes within the School. Applications are welcomed from candidates who can lecture in Research Methods.

The successful candidate will also be expected to provide an optional module in an area such as Sociology of the Family and assist with research supervision. The School of Sociology holds a premier place in the field of sociology in Ireland. It has a longstanding commitment to societally relevant research, interdisciplinary scholarship, and the provision of innovative and dynamic programmes at graduate and undergraduate levels.

These programmes are underpinned by an extensive and diverse range of staff specialisms that address the defining issues of the day. Teaching and research in the school generally coheres around the following themes: Comparative Social Change; Health, Wellbeing and Society; Crime, Violence and Conflict; Cultural Sociology; Race, Migration and Decolonial Studies; Demography; Social Network Analysis and Computational Sociology. Applicants must have a PhD in Sociology (a cognate discipline may be considered if the candidate demonstrates evidence of other qualifications in sociology or experience of sociology teaching and/or publishing); a strong, demonstrable commitment to research; a record of international publications; evidence of commitment to teaching at a University level and to developing innovative approaches to teaching and learning; a capacity for graduate student supervision; excellent interpersonal skills; and a capacity and enthusiasm for working both within the discipline as well as in interdisciplinary settings and the wider academic community.

The School operates on a 40/40/20 workloads model with approximately 40% of work time devoted to research, 40% to teaching and 20% to administration. The successful applicant is expected to be a well-rounded academic who can balance their work between these three domains, and sustain a healthy, affirmative work-life balance.

95 Lecturer/Asst Professor Above The Bar Salary scale: €54,849 - €87,724 per annum

Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 25th October 2021

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications. UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV's submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website: