UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW

Lecturer in Global Religions

Location
Glasgow, Glasgow City (GB)
Posted
26 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
21 May 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

College of Social Sciences
School of Social and Political Sciences

The University of Glasgow is one of the UK’s leading research institutions and is ranked in the top 1% of higher education institutions worldwide. With an annual research income of more than £180 million, Glasgow is a member of the prestigious Russell Group, which comprises the UK’s leading research universities. Our strategic plan Inspiring People Changing the World (2015-2020) sets out our ambition to be a world-class, world-changing university, building on our current strong academic and financial position, and further growing our excellent international reputation.

The School of Social and Political Sciences is one of four Schools within the College of Social Sciences. It is home to a vibrant community of dynamic and engaged research and teaching staff working across a broad range of social science disciplines. The School seeks to support all staff to produce world-class research and outstanding teaching and to take up opportunities for professional development.

We are seeking to appoint to the following positions within our School. All candidates will be expected to support the delivery of an excellent student experience by contributing to teaching, assessment and administration processes associated with undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and to undertake scholarship to enhance research-led learning and teaching in the School.

Lecturer in Global Religions
Ref: 020447

The successful candidate will expand the global reach of the Sociology subject area’s existing research, and facilitate the development of new, transnational collaborative projects. We are seeking candidates whose work focuses on religious movements, identities and traditions, particularly in the global South. We welcome applicants whose research explores the transnational expression and reproduction of religious movements, traditions and identities and/or which addresses religion as a central factor in forms of social inequality. Further, we would welcome applications from those who: i) have significant research experience in the global South; ii) have carried out ethnographic or long-term forms of participatory research and, iii) have the capacity to develop and sustain international research collaborations.

For informal discussions about the post, please contact Professor Michele Burman, Head of School of Social & Political Sciences, by e-mail at Michele.Burman@glasgow.ac.uk.

For full details, and to apply, please visit http://www.glasgow.ac.uk/jobs and search for the related reference number.

Appointments will be made on the Grade 7/8 salary scales of £34,520 - £38,833 / £42,418 - £49,149.

Closing date for all posts: 21 May 2018.

Interviews will take place in early-mid June.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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