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

Professor/Associate Professor in Sociology, Durham University, UK

Vacancy reference: SOCI20-5

Department: Sociology

Responsible to: Head of Department

Grade: 9-10

Salary range: Grade 9 – £52,560 – £59,135. Grade 10 Competitive salary based on our professorial Pay Scales (starting at £64,606 and going considerably higher based on experience)

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 welcome applications for the post of Professor or Associate Professor of Sociology to provide a collaborative approach to leadership in the area of Social Work including our Master of Social Work. We are continuing to expand our research capacity in four overarching research themes and are looking for a candidate to strengthen one or more of these areas:

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

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

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