Assistant or Associate Professor in Sociology and Public Health

London (GB)
£44,226 to £61,380 per annum
19 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
31 May 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Full Time

Assistant or Associate Professor in Sociology and Public Health

Faculty of Public Health & Policy
Salary:   £44,226 to £61,380 per annum, inclusive
Closing Date:   Wednesday 31 May 2017
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  PHP-SEHR-19

We are seeking to make a new key appointment as part of our strategy to make the Faculty of Public Health and Policy a hub for social science research, focused on public health and health services. The post-holder will work with sociologists and colleagues from other disciplines in the department, faculty and the wider School to obtain funding for and conduct sociological and inter-disciplinary research focused on important topics concerning social and environment influences on health and interventions to address these. The post-holder will be expected to contribute to research degree student supervision and support the development of early-career researchers, as appropriate, as well as act as a source of expertise for colleagues regarding sociological scholarship and methods. The successful candidate will support educational leadership and actively contribute to the improvement of the quality of the School’s education.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in a relevant social science and will have expertise in qualitative methods combined with impressive and appropriate publications. At both Assistant and Associate Professor level, the post-holder is expected to be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and have the ability to work independently with the proven ability to meet research deadlines. For Associate Professor applications, the post-holder will be able to demonstrate the ability to generate research income and experience in the supervision of junior research staff.

The post is based in London and available full-time commencing as soon as possible.  Part time and job share will also be considered. For Associate Professor the position will be on a permanent basis, and for Assistant Professor on a fixed-term contract, for 3 years in the first instance. The salary will be on the LSHTM Academic Pathway Assistant Professor scale, in the range £44,226 - £50,629 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting) or on the Associate Professor scale, in the range £53,477 - £61,380 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting). The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service.  Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year, pro rata for part time staff. In addition to this there are discretionary “Director’s Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available.

Applicants wishing to propose a job share are asked to indicate their preferred pattern of working. Applications from joint applicants should be submitted together.

Applications should be made on-line via our website at Applications should also include the names and email contacts of 2 referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted.  Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm of the closing date. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to Please quote reference PHP-SEHR-19.

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria. Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion. The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered. An answer to any of the criteria such as "Please see attached CV" will not be considered acceptable.

Please note that if you are shortlisted and are unable to attend on the interview date it may not be possible to offer you an alternative date.

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is committed to being an equal opportunities employer.

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