Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Sociology
Applications are invited for a Permanent post of a Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Sociology within UCD School of Sociology Computational Social Science, Quantitative Data Analysis, Social Networks, Demography, or Social Simulation
We are seeking candidates who can make a significant contribution in one or more of the following areas: Computational Social Science, Quantitative Data Analysis, Social Networks, Demography, or Social Simulation.
We will also consider applications from candidates with expertise in any other substantive area of sociology.
The successful applicant would be expected to be involved in the BSc in Computational Social Sciences and MSc in Social Data Analytics programmes and also contribute to the other Sociology programmes.
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. Within the School there are currently three research groups - Organised Violence, Peace and Nationalism; Quantitative and Computational Social Science; Diversities and Inequalities - however, teaching and research in the school cover a wide range of other areas as well.
The successful applicant will also be expected to contribute to our goals of further developing the School of Sociology as a leading centre for sociological research and enhancing our international profile in this respect; advancing the innovation and expansion of our programmes; and playing a central role in enhancing UCD's position as an internationally recognised centre for academic excellence.
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. The successful candidate will engage actively in the School's research and make a significant contribution to teaching and university life. The appointee will carry out normal teaching, examining, administration and research duties and will contribute to other activities of the School as directed by the Head of School and/or his/her nominee. See below for full details.
Notes for Applicants: - All applicants are asked to submit a detailed letter of application when uploading their CV and related application material for the post. - Appointees will commence in this post on 1 September 2023. - There are currently two permanent posts available in the School and candidates should ensure they are applying to the correct vacancy
95 Lecturer/Asst Professor (ATB) Salary Scale: €55,951 - €88,601 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 August 2022
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. Note: Hours of work for academic staff are those as prescribed under Public Service Agreements. For further information please follow link below: https://www.ucd.ie/hr/t4media/Academic Contract.pdf. Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website: https://www.ucd.ie/workatucd/jobs/