Assistant Professor in Sociology

Opening Date:
9 Oct 2023
Closing Date:
2 Nov 2023
Salary Range:

Job Reference – 1068
Salay – £44,263.00 – £63,029.00 per annum

The School of Humanities is looking to recruit a full-time Assistant Professor in Sociology to join our dynamic and innovative academic team. The post requires a passion for teaching of this subject area coupled with a preferred research and scholarly background in one or more of the following areas: post-colonial and global sociologies, social policy, social justice and inclusion, digital sociologies, health and bodies, lifestyles and relationships.

The successful candidate will contribute to courses in the university’s Society and Social Justice subject cluster. This includes the BA Sociology, BA Sociology and Criminology ​undergraduate programmes and a suite of postgraduate provision: MA Criminal Justice and MA Sociology and Social Research. There will be opportunities to shape this provision and develop the portfolio of courses as part of a dynamic interdisciplinary subject team.

You will have responsibility for the development, preparation and delivery of teaching, learning and assessment both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels including module leadership where appropriate while contributing to the development, organisation and management of the curriculum to include international and intercultural experiences.

Demonstrating good practice in teaching, learning and assessment through use of a wide range of learning resources and appropriate pedagogic practice, you will ensure that teaching is informed by contemporary research and develops the ability of students to engage in debate, critical discourse, and rational thinking.

Contributing to the wider student experience through a wide range of approaches, this role will also undertake scholarly activity, as appropriate, and assist with the development of external partnerships both in the UK and overseas.

Our mission is to ensure that we provide a challenging, stimulating and highly rewarding educational experience for our students and to produce graduates that are equipped to engage with the diverse and varied opportunities available for specialists in Sociology and Criminology.

Qualifications Required

PhD (or equivalent), or if a good Honours Degree and/or Master’s Degree if from Professional practice background with appropriate professional qualifications and/or membership that might be considered as equivalent to a PhD.

Our Successful Candidate

You will have experience teaching at higher education level with evidence of successful student learning outcomes or evidence of high-quality presentation skills, and evidence of coaching, or mentoring and teaching other professionals if from a professional services background. A teaching qualification or being willing to undertake a teaching qualification if not already qualified is essential for this role.

Driven by a commitment to deliver high quality services to students, you will have a growing reputation in a combination of teaching, scholarship, contemporary research, and enterprise.

The ability to lead on the development and delivery of curriculum and professional learning and development programmes, transnational education partnerships and international commercial projects is required for this role.