Lecturer in Social Sciences (Critical Race and Ethnicity Studies)

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh (GB)
£40,927 - £50,296 per annum
21 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
21 Aug 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Full Time

Job title: Lecturer in Social Sciences (Critical Race and Ethnicity Studies)

Job reference: 0000215981

Date posted: 21/07/2022

Application closing date: 21/08/2022

Salary: Grade 6, £40,927 - £50,296 per annum

Package: Excellent Benefits Package

Contractual hours: 35

Basis: Full Time

Job description

Lecturer in Social Sciences (Critical Race and Ethnicity Studies), Full time, Permanent 

As part of Edinburgh Napier University’s research and teaching success, our Social Sciences group is growing, and we are looking for colleagues to join us as new Lecturer in Social Sciences, expanding our team in the School of Applied Sciences. We are an interdisciplinary team, our research strengths are in: migrations, trans-national geographies; genders and sexualities, intimacies; (in)equalities; minorities, marginalisation, and social justice; organisations, collectives and social movements; and the critical epistemologies on which they are founded.

We are looking for a new colleague with a teaching and research profile resonating with the fields of race, ethnicity, critical whiteness studies or addressing contemporary formations of coloniality from e.g. post-colonial, decolonial, or indigenous perspectives. We invite applications from colleagues in interdisciplinary social sciences and humanities, incl. sociology, human geography, anthropology, cultural studies, psychosocial studies, history, area studies and politics, among others. 

You will help us to develop teaching curriculum that is more sensitive to race and ethnicity and contribute to other teaching and supervision needs across the BA Social Sciences and new MSc Applied Social Research programmes.

The Role:

As a Lecturer in Social Sciences (Critical Race and Ethnicity Studies), you will join our vibrant subject group, comprising Social Sciences, Criminology and Policing. You will make a significant contribution to Social Sciences.

You will be responsible for developing and delivering teaching and student-centred learning underpinned by academic scholarship and professional practice with your assigned areas of responsibility. Some national/international travel may be required.

You will contribute to our Social Sciences research, which is committed to advancing more socially just and equitable societies. Together, we will be building on the Edinburgh Napier University’s phenomenal results from the Research Excellence Framework (2021), which are a testament to our growing strength and capability as a research institution. These results demonstrate the increasing impact of Edinburgh Napier's commitment to quality, and collective work that is at the heart of the Social Sciences. 

You will help us to build on our outstanding REF outcomes (UoA 20), where 81% of our research outputs were rated 3* or 4* (sector average of 75%), as were all of our Impact Case Studies (the best Scottish university by this measurement). The university’s overall REF 2021 assessed 68% of our research as either “world-leading” or “internationally excellent”, up 15% since 2014. Additionally, the University’s research power metric rocketed from 250 to 718, making Edinburgh Napier the top ranking Scottish modern university for both research power and research impact. 

What we are looking for
The ideal candidate will demonstrate a contribution to teaching and research through their ability to:

  • develop teaching, learning, and supervision strategies appropriate for postgraduate and undergraduate levels;
  • engage with students from diverse backgrounds, nurture curiosity, and support their personal and professional development;
  • bring the ethos of research into pedagogical practice;
  • utilise creative approaches in the curriculum, including assessments, study skills, reflective practice;
  • develop or consolidate your individual research portfolio, as appropriate to career stage by pursuing your own research topics, interests, and areas of enquiry that further grow our research portfolio;
  • contribute to the Social Sciences group research strengths;
  • build collaborations with colleagues across the social sciences team, the university, and internationally for the benefit of research and teaching;
  • an ability to teach quantitative methods will be an asset but is not a prerequisite.

If this exciting opportunity sounds of interest, click here to view the formal role profile. 

Benefits we offer

Salary: Grade 6, £40,927 - £50,296 per annum.

For more detailed information regarding the benefits, please click here.

Additional information

For informal discussions about this position, please contact recruitment@napier.ac.uk 

Application closing date: 21 August 2022 @ 11:59 pm

Interview date: Week commencing 5th September 2022

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