Senior Lecturer - School for Policy Studies

Bristol , City of Bristol (GB)
£50618 - £56950 per annum (pro rata if part time)
15 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
18 Apr 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type

Senior Lecturer 

Job number:   ACAD103179 
Division/School:   School for Policy Studies 
Contract type:  Open ended contract staff 
Working pattern:   Full or Part time 
Salary:  £50618 - £56950 per annum (pro rata if part time) 
Closing date for applications:  18-Apr-2018 
Location: Bristol, UK
The School for Policy Studies at the University of Bristol wishes to recruit a Senior Lecturer. In line with the strategic development of our research and teaching programmes we seek 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. The successful candidate will be expected to evidence a strong commitment to teaching, research and administration.   We are interested in applicants who have a strong global and/or international dimension to their work. 
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. Teaching contributions will involve contributing to core modules on undergraduate programmes in Criminology, Childhood Studies, or Social Policy, and our Masters programmes as well as developing new optional units.
Applications are sought from candidates who have significant expertise in one or more of the following fields: 
- Ageing
- Crime, Harm and Social Justice
- Education and Welfare
- Physical Activity, Nutrition & Health Behaviour Change
- Health Policy
- Public Policy
- Social Inequalities - Disabilities, Gender, Poverty
Candidates should have ability to lead and develop a programme of teaching; experience of leading large-scale and/or strategic bids; evidence of a strong national reputation in the discipline;  a record of publications judged to be 3* or 4* quality by Research Excellence Framework (REF) and eligible for inclusion in the next REF; experience of teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels; experience of supervision of research students at doctoral level; and a PhD or equivalent in a relevant discipline.
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 Profile Level d (Senior Lecturer, grade L) of the University’s Academic Pathways.
The closing date for applications is midnight on 18 April 2018.

In addition, the School for Policy Studies is also recruiting to the following posts:
- Professor (2 posts available) (Vacancy Ref: ACAD103177)
- Lecturer (2 posts available) (Vacancy Ref: ACAD103180)
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.