Lecturer in Sociology

Greenwich, United Kingdom
£36,333 to £41,931 plus £3953 London weighting
12 May 2023
End of advertisement period
08 Jun 2023
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Maternity Cover, Permanent
Full Time

School of Humanities & Social Sciences

Location: Greenwich Campus
Salary: £36,333 to £41,931 plus £3953 London weighting Release Date:  Thursday 11 May 2023
Closing Date: Thursday 08 June 2023
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: 3895

Please note, we have two positions available:

1 full time permanent position 

1 full time Maternity cover position from 29/08/2023 - 26/07/2024

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Greenwich is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Sociology. The School is based at the historic world heritage site of the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich and has a strong interdisciplinary ethos. The School prides itself on the support provided to students throughout their studies, enhancing their knowledge, skill set, confidence and employability.

The candidate must have expertise in one or more of these fields: Sociology of Health; Sociological Theory; Social Policy; Decolonising the Curriculum, Sociology of Race and be actively engaged in research. You will join the Sociology programme team, working to develop our external and international profile whilst expanding activities related to public/social engagement. The successful candidate will teach on our BA Sociology and combinations, leading the level 5 module Key Thinkers in Sociology, Sociology of Health and Illness as well as contributing to team-taught modules at levels 4, 5 and 6.The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the newly developed MA Governance, Policy and Practice. They will also contribute to the supervision of level 6 dissertations, level 6 work placements and supervision of postgraduate students.

We are seeking a proactive, enthusiastic individual who is committed to excellence in teaching, research and student support. Candidates must have excellent communication skills and experience of successfully delivering high-quality teaching. We are also interested in hearing from candidates who can contribute to our student employability activities. 

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Sociology, Social Policy or a relevant Social Science discipline

For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Elena Vacchelli

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We are looking for people who can help us deliver our mission of transforming lives through inspired teaching and research, through our values.  

Academic Career Pathways 

The university welcomes people from diverse and underrepresented communities who can help the university to achieve its mission. 

We do this through taking positive action such as encouraging applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Time to Change Employer Pledge/Mentally Healthy Universities, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff, and removing barriers to improve inclusion. 

We encourage applicants to disclose experience of mental health problems so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Any information disclosed will be kept confidential and separate from the job application form. 

We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.

Further details of the fantastic benefits and what we offer can be found here: Our benefits - what we offer | Jobs and careers | University of Greenwich 

Further details:    Job Description & Person Specification    

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.