Lecturer A, Sociology

Surrey, United Kingdom
£37,468 to £40,927 per annum
29 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
11 Jul 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Maternity Cover
Full Time


Location: Guildford
Salary: £37,468 to £40,927 per annum
Fixed Term
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Monday 11 July 2022
Reference: 041522

The University of Surrey is an international University with a world-class teaching and research profile and an enterprising spirit. Our research seeks to address global challenges, drive innovation, and deliver real-world impact. Surrey provides an exceptional teaching environment to inspire and empower our students for personal and professional success. Inventive and forward thinking, our heritage shows a recurring theme of doing things differently and achieving notable results. For example, we have won four Queen’s Anniversary Prizes, were awarded Gold for our Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) submission.

The Department of Sociology has recently also performed exceptionally well in league tables for UK universities, achieving 14th for Sociology in the Complete University Guide (2023), whilst it was placed 16th in its Unit of Assessment for REF2021.

The Department is seeking applications for a full-time one-year, fixed term (maternity cover) Lecturer in Sociology in the Department of Sociology. You should hold a relevant doctoral degree or have submitted your thesis. You will be developing high-quality publications. You should have experience of teaching sociology in higher education and the ability to make a substantial contribution to the successful delivery of modules at undergraduate level. We are particularly looking for a colleague who can teach race and ethnicity and qualitative methods. 

Further details about the Department are available at: For informal inquiries please contact the Head of Department, Professor Andrew King (

The Department is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture.  We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.

Further details: Job Description

For more information and to apply online, please download the further details and click on the 'apply online' button above.

In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate, flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

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The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all. We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community. Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.

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