Associate Professor in Sociology

Swansea (Abertawe) (GB)
£54,421 to £63,059 per annum including USS pension benefits
30 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
27 Apr 2023
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Salary: £54,421 to £63,059 per annum including USS pension benefits
  • Location: Primarily based at Singleton Campus

This post is based within the Department of Criminology, Sociology and Social Policy which is situated in the School of Social Sciences, led by the interim Head Professor Debbie Jones.

A new Centre for Social Change is located in the Department which hosts a variety of multi-disciplinary research of world-leading and international quality. The focus of our research is empirical (both qualitative and quantitative) and applied in nature, with an emphasis on real-world impact. We are committed to maintaining a level of research excellence commensurate with submission as part of the REF process.  

The Department is committed to an ambitious development agenda, to build further its international reputation for innovative research and impact, and to maintain and improve its already excellent standards in teaching and student experience. A student-centred learning environment is provided at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and our staff are accessible and focused on delivering an engaging and innovative programme of study. 

This position offers an opportunity for the successful candidate to contribute to the strategic expansion of the Department. The post-holder will contribute to the existing areas or develop their own areas of interest and will be expected to attract external research funding in order to enhance the standing of the Department. 

Research activities within the Department are supported by:

A Research Hub providing support on research funding A dedicated bid-writer to support grant applications Substantial personal research/development allowances A  sabbatical programme The Department is part of the Wales Doctoral Training Programme which is accredited by the ESRC – established to promote excellence in postgraduate training in Wales.

More information about the Department can be found on our website: Criminology, Sociology and Social Policy - Swansea University

For further information please contact the Head of Department Professor Tracey Sagar,

The University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity in all of its practices and activities. We aim to establish an inclusive environment and welcome diverse applications from the following protected characteristics: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race (including colour, nationality, ethnic and national origin), religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation.

We have an under-representation of women in the area of academia and would particularly welcome applications from women for this position. We also have an under representation of individuals from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds and would encourage applications from these groups. Appointments will always be made on merit.

Applicants are asked to provide a completed online application providing evidence against the essential criteria in the recruitment documentation. Applicants should also attach to the application:

  • Curriculum Vitae; Publication list;
  • Statement detailing your research and teaching strategy – no more than 1000 words

This post is on a Research pathway. The Academic Career Pathways (ACP) scheme is designed to ensure that academic strengths whether in research, teaching, the wider student experience, leadership or innovation and engagement, are all appropriately recognised, developed, valued, and rewarded. Further information is available here.  These provide indicative performance levels for all academic staff which will be used in the recruitment process as well as for internal academic promotion. Where there are numeric indicators these will be considered in light of the stage of career, hours of work and other commitments. These may be personal circumstances or work related activities outside of academia such as in industry or a clinical setting. Applicants are very welcome to provide any relevant individual circumstances such as career breaks, any periods of leave or secondment or any other absences, which should be taken into account and how these have had an impact on your career development.

These can be included in Questionnaire 1 on the online application, which asks for further information in support of your application.