Assistant Professor / Lecturer in Sociology

Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
£36,382 - £51,800
20 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
13 Feb 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Full Time

The Department of Social Sciences is seeking to appoint an Assistant Professor / Lecturer. Northumbria Sociology is a collegiate team of academics whose teaching and research contribute to making social change. We particularly welcome applications from those who specialise in:

  • ‘Race’, racism and ethnicity
  • Migration
  • Comparative sociology
  • Poverty
  • Popular culture
  • Sociology of the body

Applicants with the following experience will fit with our ambitions for sociology at Northumbria:

  • Conducting research with communities in order to bring about social change,
  • Engagement in paradigms of social justice,
  • Innovations in teaching and pedagogy

The appointees will be expected to undertake research leading to scholarly publications and research grants, either individually or collaboratively. In addition, the incumbents will develop partnerships through research, teaching and/or advisory roles with organisations and professional bodies in the appointee’s area(s) of specialisation.

The Department of Social Sciences is committed to recruiting, hiring and retaining people who reflect our values of supporting equity, diversity and inclusion in the department’s culture.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Catherine Palmer, Head of Department, by email at

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply Now'and submit a covering letter, CV including research /education statements, and grants and publications list. Please highlight your highest quality research outputs up to a maximum of 4.  In addition, candidates are asked to provide copies of the top 2 research outputs (Journal / book chapter /practice-based portfolio). Where possible candidates are asked to combine all of these documents into a single file.

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community.The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.

We welcome applications from the UK and across the world. Visit our web pages for details about the Relocation Assistance Scheme

Please note this vacancy will close on 13/02/2022

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