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University Lectureship in the Sociology of New Media and Digital Technology

University Lectureship in Sociology / Social Research Methods

Teaching Associate in Quantitative Research Methods (0.5 FTE)



UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
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.

Further information about the Department and Faculty can be found atwww.sociology.cam.ac.uk and www.hsps.cam.ac.uk

For further information about the job and how to apply please click here.

Applications should be sent or emailed to Mr Alistair Cameron (applications@sociology.cam.ac.uk), 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.

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
Department of Sociology
University Lectureship in Sociology / Social Research Methods
Fixed Term appointment until 31/03/2019
Vacancy Ref: JM03355
Annual salary scale: £37,756 - £47,787

The Department of Sociology is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified individual to a University Lectureship in Sociology / Social Research Methods.

Candidates should have a PhD in sociology or a related social science discipline, with a strong quantitative component. They should have an excellent track record of research and publications in their field, and ambitious plans for future research. The substantive topic of research expertise is open; the person appointed will be expected to contribute to both the substantive and methodological research activities of the Department.

The position carries a normal departmental teaching load of around 40 hours per year. The successful candidate will have the capacity to teach quantitative research methods at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels; the majority of teaching will be delivered in the University's Social Science Research Methods Centre (SSRMC), which is located within the Sociology Department, and which provides training in basic and advanced research methods to postgraduate students from departments from social science and other departments across the University.

The appointee will play a full role in the life of the Sociology Department; he or she will also work closely with the Director of the SSRMC, Dr Maria Iacovou, playing a key role in the strategic development of the SSRMC's teaching programme. Informal enquiries are welcome: please email Dr Iacovou (mi305@cam.ac.uk)

The post is for a fixed term, starting on 1st September 2014, or as soon as possible thereafter; an earlier start date may be negotiated.

Further information about the post can be found here

Further information about the Faculty can be found at www.hsps.cam.ac.uk

Information on the SSRMC may be found at www.ssrmc.group.cam.ac.uk

To apply online for this vacancy, please go to the jobs.cam.ac.uk landing page for this post and click on the 'Apply' button. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

In addition to completing the online form please ensure that you upload:

  • a personal statement which should include information on teaching and research interests
  • a curriculum vitae (CV),
  • a full list of all publications

If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Applicants should also ask two referees to write directly on their behalf to Mr Alistair Cameron (applications@sociology.cam.ac.uk) by the closing date (the referees should complete the data protection form). Finally, applicants should send their two strongest journal publications or other pieces of academic work. These should be emailed to Mr Cameron, or you may provide web links to the full text.

If for any reason it is not possible to apply online please contact Mr Cameron as soon as possible at Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge, Free School Lane, Cambridge, CB2 3RQ (Tel: +44 (0)1223 334520).

The closing date for applications is 17th June 2014; interviews for shortlisted applicants will take place on 1st July, 2014.

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
Social Sciences Research Methods Centre
Department of Sociology
Faculty of Human, Social and Political Sciences
Teaching Associate in Quantitative Research Methods (0.5 FTE)
Vacancy Ref: JM03287
Fixed term appointment until 31/03/2019
Annual salary scale: £28,132 - £36,661 (Grade 7, pro rata)

The Social Sciences Research Methods Centre (SSRMC) is based in the Department of Sociology, and is responsible for the delivery of postgraduate training in research methods across approximately 30 departments at the University of Cambridge. We are seeking to appoint a suitably qualified individual as a Teaching Associate, to provide high-quality teaching and assessment for a number of modules in the SSRMC programme, and to work closely with the Director of the SSRMC, Dr Maria Iacovou, in the ongoing development of the programme.

Applications are invited from individuals who have a PhD in a social science discipline with a strong quantitative content (or who are close to submitting a PhD). Applicants should also have a proven track record in the teaching and assessment of applied quantitative methods, preferably including teaching to postgraduate students. Familiarity with statistical packages is essential, with R and Stata being preferred.

The post is a fixed term appointment until 31/03/2019, with a start date of 1st September, or earlier by negotiation.

Further information may be found at the following locations:

Further particulars

Applications should include a personal statement, a CV, a course outline, and a Powerpoint or similar presentation containing slides for one lecture. In addition, please include a signed and completed copy of Parts 1 and 3 of the CHRIS/6 form

Applications should be sent to Mr Alistair Cameron (applications@sociology.cam.ac.uk), Faculty of Human, Social and Political Sciences, University of Cambridge, Free School Lane, Cambridge, CB2 3RQ to reach him by 15th June 2014.

Applicants should also arrange for two referees to send references directly to Mr Cameron on their behalf by the same date, enclosing a completed data protection form

Informal enquiries about the post may be addressed to the SSRMC Director, Dr Maria Iacovou (mi305@cam.ac.uk; telephone +44 (0) 01223 335063) or the Administrator, Mr Sam Mather (sjrm2@cam.ac.uk; telephone +44 (0) 01223 335390).

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