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Job titleLecturer in Sociology, Department of Sociology Job referenceREQ04104 Application closing date12/11/2020 LocationColchester Salary£41,527 Р£49,553 per annum Employment typeFixed-term, Full-time Job category/typeAcademic, Education AttachmentsREQ04104_Jobpack.pdf Job description
Department of Sociology
Our leading Department of Sociology is one of the best known in the UK. We offer imaginative and challenging approaches to our degree courses, which span sociology, criminology, social anthropology and social psychology.

The Department was established in 1964 and is renowned for its research excellence. It is ranked 44 in the QS World Rankings and has been in the top ten for the quality of its research in all of the research assessment exercises since 1986.

Duties of the Role
The role holder will contribute to the face-to-face and virtual delivery of modules covering sociological methods (qualitative and quantitative), theories and approaches, along with the support and inclusive engagement of our undergraduate and postgraduate students specializing in quantitative methods as part of their degree programmes.

The post holder will undertake a full range of Education, Leadership and Citizenship, and Scholarship and Professional Practice responsibilities as detailed in the job pack.

Qualifications And Skills Required

Applicants should hold a doctoral level degree (or be at the stage of completing post-viva corrections) in Sociology or relevant discipline, or equivalent professional experience or practice. In addition, you will have experience in teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels, or demonstrable potential to achieve this, and experience in developing effective and inclusive face-to-face or virtual learning environments.

Appointment to this post will be made as Lecturer, on an ASE (teaching only) contract. Please note that this post begins on 4 January 2021 and is fixed-term, full-time until 30 July 2021.

Please note that the University may not be able to issue a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship for this post.

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Please see the attached job pack, which contains a full job description and person specification, which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role plus more information relating to the post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application. Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please email the Resourcing Team (