Professor of Sociology of Inequalities 

Glasgow (GB)
05 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
04 Nov 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Glasgow, College of Social Sciences

The University of Glasgow has been at the forefront in inspiring people in Scotland and the world, and delivering world-leading teaching and learning, research, discovery and knowledge exchange since 1451. Over 25,000 students attend the University and we have over 7,000 members of staff, and an annual research income of more than £181 million.

Our College of Social Sciences is at the forefront of theoretically informed and rigorous empirical research and research-informed teaching, and builds upon the proud tradition of Adam Smith in developing a holistic analysis of society and responding to current and emerging local and global challenges.
Our research makes significant contributions to scholarly debates, to international, national and local policy and practice, and to professional education. We have an international reputation and make a major contribution to the University of Glasgow as a broad-based, research-intensive university.

We are currently seeking the following post within our School of Social and Political Sciences:

Professor of Sociology of Inequalities 
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In line with the University’s strategic commitment to supporting research that investigates ‘the causes and remedies of local and global inequalities’, we are seeking to appoint a Professor of Sociology of Inequalities. We seek applications from candidates in any area of inequalities, and particularly welcome those with an interest on inequalities affecting young people.

The successful candidate will establish and lead an innovative research agenda in their field, secure and sustain new postgraduate research students in their area, contribute to the highly popular Sociology undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes, and play a significant role in the academic leadership of the subject area and School.

Our ideal candidate will have an international reputation for groundbreaking research in relation to social inequalities. This will be paired with an outstanding track record of publication in leading disciplinary journals and/or monographs with reputable academic publishers, compatible with enhancing the School’s submission to REF 2021.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held on 11 December 2017.

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Salaries will be within the professorial range and subject to negotiation.

Closing date: 19 November 2017.