Department of Sociology

Sociology Vacancies

Department of Sociology
University Lectureship in the Sociology of New Media and Digital Technology
Vacancy Ref: JM03044
Annual salary scale: £37,756 - £47,787

The Department of Sociology is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified individual to a University Lectureship in the Sociology of New Media and Digital Technology. Applications are welcome from sociologists working in fields such as the sociology of culture and media, political and economic sociology, and science and technology studies who have a track record of outstanding research on, and a specialist knowledge of, new media and digital technology. Candidates should be able to provide evidence of completed research of international standing and of exceptional research potential, including the ability to raise research income. They should demonstrate a willingness and ability to contribute to the continued growth of the Department and will be expected to make a substantial contribution to the undergraduate and graduate teaching in the Department.

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Applications should be sent or emailed to Mr Alistair Cameron (, Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge, Free School Lane, Cambridge, CB2 3RQ to reach him by 1 September 2014.

Interviews for shortlisted applicants are expected to take place in the week beginning 13 October 2014.

In exceptional circumstances, it may be possible to offer a supplement to the salary range stated for this role of up to 20% for 5 years. Any such supplement would be awarded on the basis of a demonstrable history of outstanding achievement and an expected future level of contribution and is entirely at the discretion of the University.

Department of Sociology
Faculty of Human, Social and Political Sciences
Teaching Associate in Sociology (0.4 FTE)
Vacancy Ref: JM03890
Fixed term appointment until 31/03/2017
Annual salary scale: £28,132 - £36,661 (Grade 7, but at 0.4 FTE)

We are seeking to appoint a suitably qualified individual as a Teaching Associate, to provide high-quality teaching and assessment for the Department of Sociology, and to work closely with Dr Brendan Burchell. The main duties of the post will involve all aspects of teaching, marking, examining and administration, working under the supervision of experienced university teachers. The post has been created to cover Dr Burchell's commitments to the department while he is bought-out to direct the new centre for undergraduate social science quantitative methods teaching.

Applications are invited from individuals who have a PhD in sociology or a closely related discipline (or who are close to submitting a PhD). Applicants should also have experience of teaching, assessment and examining in a University environment. They should comprehensive knowledge of a range of Sociology topics as taught in the department, be able to demonstrate enthusiasm for teaching, and have the excellent teaching communication skills required to make complex material accessible to non-specialist students. Applicants should have a flexible approach and be able to work as part of a team.

The post is a fixed term appointment until 31 March 2017 and is available from 22 September 2014.

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The University is committed to equality of opportunity.