Posted on: 16 September, 2019
Application deadline: October 14, 2019

Assistant Professor in Sociology, Durham University, UK

Vacancy reference: SOCI20-2

Department: Sociology

Responsible to: Head of Department

Grade: 7-8

Salary range: £33,797- £49,553per annum

Working arrangements: The role is full time but we will consider requests for flexible working arrangements including potential job shares

Opening date: 02/09/2019

Closing date: 14/10/2019

Preferred start date: Successful candidates will ideally be in post by 01/08/2020

The role

Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, within a unique and historic setting. The Department of Sociology is a supportive, exciting place to work or study Sociology, Criminology or Social Work. We are committed to producing the highest quality theoretically informed research that makes a difference. Currently rated 11th in the Good University Guide, our ambitions are to be a world leading Department of Sociology; to deliver distinctive, challenging programmes; and to be fair, inclusive, and socially responsible.

We are continuing to expand our research capacity in four overarching research themes. For these Assistant Professor posts, we are looking for candidates with a growing track record in an area of research that aligns clearly with one or more of our four research themes:

  • Communities and Social Justice
  • Health and Social Theory
  • Higher Education and Social Inequality
  • Violence and Abuse

We welcome applications from candidates who can teach across our Sociology and Criminology programmes and are seeking to strengthen our areas of programme delivery in the areas of Sociological Theory, Criminological optional topics aligned with our areas of research excellence and ‘Race’ and Ethnicity research.

We particularly welcome candidates from Black, Asian and other Minority Ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in our Department. We also welcome applications from previous applicants.

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