Lecturer - School for Policy Studies 

Bristol , City of Bristol (GB)
14 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
18 Apr 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type


Job number:   ACAD103181 
Division/School:  School for Policy Studies 
Contract type:   Open ended contract staff 
Working pattern:   Full or Part time 
Salary:  £36613 - £41212 per annum (pro rata if part time) (Grade J) or £42418 - £47722 per annum (pro rata if part time) (Grade K) 
Closing date for applications:  18-Apr-2018 
Location: Bristol, UK
The School for Policy Studies at the University of Bristol wishes to recruit a Lecturer that is Co-funded by The Hadley Trust. In line with the strategic development of our research and teaching programmes we are seeking to fill this post with a high calibre individual who will contribute to a dynamic, ambitious and collegial environment that is at the forefront of intellectual developments within our interdisciplinary School.  We have a longstanding relationship with the Hadley Trust which established the Hadley Centre for Adoption and Foster Care Research in the School.  The successful candidate will be expected to evidence a strong commitment to teaching, research and administration.
The School for Policy Studies leads in its fields of research. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) 80% of research in social work and social policy was rated world-leading or internationally excellent (Social Work and Social Policy), and our work in exercise, nutrition and health was ranked best in the country (Sport and Exercise Sciences, Leisure and Tourism). Our undergraduate programmes are consistently top rated in national league tables most recently 1st in Guardian in 2018, therefore the appointee will have an aptitude to teach to the highest standards at all levels. Specific contributions are likely to include teaching core modules on our undergraduate programme in Childhood Studies, and research methods.
Candidates should have research expertise and interests in the areas of children, families, care, and adoption and to improving outcomes for looked-after or previously looked after children; a disciplinary background in psychology, social work or social policy; knowledge of the care system and children adopted from care; a record of publications judged to be 3* or 4* quality by Research Excellence Framework (REF) standards and eligible for inclusion in the next REF; a demonstrable plan for high quality research that complements and extends the School research agenda and that of the Hadley Trust; ability to gain external research funding as PI or Co-I; and a completed PhD or equivalent in a relevant discipline by the post start date.
The post is open ended and available from 1 August 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.  The post is full time, however the School is open to requests for working part time/job share.
The post is located on Pathway One and will be appointed at either Profile Level b (Lecturer, grade J) or Profile Level c (Lecturer, grade K) of the University’s Academic Pathways depending on relevant experience of the successful candidate.
The closing date for applications is midnight on 18 April 2018.
For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Esther Dermott, Professor of Sociology and Head of the School for Policy Studies (email: or tel: + 44 (0)117 331 0722  or +44 (0)117 954 6738).
The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture.  We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.