Lecturer in Social Justice

London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
£46,934 - £55,299 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
05 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
31 Aug 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Full Time

Job description

We are seeking to recruit a scholar with expertise in sociology, social policy or a closely allied field and a strong interest in social justice and applied social science to contribute to programme leadership, module coordination and teaching on our BA Social Sciences and Master’s programmes. They will also undertake doctoral supervision and conduct high quality research.


The successful candidate will be a member of the friendly and vibrant Centre for Public Policy Research within the School of Education, Communication and Society in the Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy. They will have a track record of producing high quality research publications, proven teaching ability and an interest in enquiry-based, participatory and/or critical pedagogies.


We welcome applications from candidates with interests including, but not limited to, social theory, class, gender, race, Black studies, de/postcolonial studies, global justice, youth justice, activism, education, health, disability studies and/or quantitative research methods.


We particularly welcome candidates from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds to reflect the community we serve.


This post will be offered on an indefinite contract.

This is a full-time  post.


Key responsibilities

The post holder will be expected to contribute to the academic life and culture of the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) and the wider School, including by:  

  • Contributing to programme leadership, curriculum development, teaching and module coordination on the BA Social Sciences and other programmes as required 
  • Acting as Personal Tutor to students and supervising student dissertations 
  • Enhancing the research profile of CPPR through a portfolio of high quality publications, funded research and knowledge exchange 
  • Recruiting and supervising MPhil/PhD students in their specialist research area 
  • Promoting and marketing the work of the School 
  • Contributing to the smooth running of the School by taking on organisational responsibilities as directed by the Head of School 

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.  


Skills, knowledge and experience

Essential criteria

1.       A PhD in a relevant area 

2.       Strong communication skills, with excellent written and spoken English  

3.       Strong organisational and teamworking skills and a commitment to inclusive and democratic ways of working 

4.       Expertise in sociology, social policy or a closely allied field, with a strong interest in social justice and applied social science, an aptitude for communication across disciplines, and research and teaching interests that complement those of existing group members  

5.       Ability and willingness to contribute to programme administration and leadership and make a broad contribution to the teaching and coordination of modules on the BA Social Sciences, including in areas beyond the candidate’s immediate specialism, and to other programmes as required 

6.       Proven teaching ability and an interest in and expertise relevant to enquiry-based, participatory and/or critical pedagogies  

7.       A track record of high quality research publications 


Desirable criteria  

1.       Expertise in quantitative methods 

2.       A research funding track record

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