Lecturer in Sociology, Social Science (SOC065A)

The University of Aberdeen is seeking applications for two full-time (1.0 fte) lecturers in the Department of Sociology. A ‘lecturer’ post in the Scottish University system is comparable to a tenure track Assistant Professor post in the North American system.

School/Section: Social Science
Division: Sociology
Staff Category: Academic
Position Type: Full Time
Grade: Grade 7
Salary: £42,149 - £50,296
Ref No: SOC065A
Closing Date: 04-OCT-2021


Job Description

These posts will start as soon as January 2022. The successful candidates will hold a PhD in Sociology or a closely related discipline, have experience of teaching in higher education and have the capacity to contribute to courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. It is expected that the candidates will exhibit the capacity for major contributions to scholarship, to the development and teaching of research methods or sociological theory and exhibit a strong potential to acquire future grant income.

Finally, it is important to emphasise that this is an open call. While areas of particular interest for the posts include race, gender, social movements, social media, inequality, climate change, and sustainability, we are hoping above all to identify candidates who can work closely with the existing staff to develop our department, conduct impact-oriented and collaborative research, and expand our postgraduate programmes for an increasingly diverse and international student population.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 7,  £42,149 - £50,296 per annum and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience. 

Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and probation period

For further information on various staff benefits and policies please visit www.abdn.ac.uk/staffnet/working-here 

This role is based in the UK and as such the successful candidate will be required to live and work in the UK.

The candidate appointed to this post may be eligible for homeworking on an occasional or regular basis.  For more information please refer to our Homeworking Policy.

Should you require a visa to undertake employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship under the requirements of the Skilled Worker visa.  At the time an offer of appointment is made, you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of qualification and competency in English. For research and academic posts, we will consider eligibility under the Global Talent visa. Please do not hesitate to contact Heather Clark, HR Adviser (e-mail: h.m.clark@abdn.ac.uk) for further information.

Online application forms are available at www.abdn.ac.uk/jobs

The closing date for receipt of applications is 4 October 2021

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact:

Professor Mervyn Bain


Please do not send application forms or CVs to Professor Bain.

Please quote reference number SOC065A on all correspondence

The University embraces a diverse working environment and recognises the many benefits this can bring.  Applications from individuals from across all of the equality protected characteristics are encouraged.

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