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Department of Sociology



Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance, with the possibility of extension.

Applications are invited for a fixed-term University Lectureship in Sociology from 1 January 2021. We welcome applications from candidates who have research and teaching strengths in political and/or economic sociology broadly defined. The successful candidate will join a vibrant and thriving academic community in the Department of Sociology, where world-leading research and teaching in the areas of race and decolonization, gender and reproduction, science and technology, media and culture, health and biomedicine, class and political economy, social theory, social movements and environmental studies is being carried out.

The successful candidate will have a doctorate (or clear evidence that completion of such a doctorate is imminent) a proven record of teaching, research and publications in sociology or a related discipline. They must demonstrate an ability and willingness to teach and to conduct research in their chosen field(s), and have excellent organizational as well as communication skills. The postholder will be involved in all aspects of undergraduate and postgraduate provision including course organization and administration, lecturing, conversion to online delivery, supervision, assessment, admissions and outreach.

Candidates will need to show evidence of the following qualifications, skills, and experience:

  • Good first degree and a doctorate (or clear evidence that completion of such a doctorate is imminent) in sociology or a related discipline;
  • Evidence of ability to engage in internationally significant original research in their field;
  • Publications and participation in scholarly activity commensurate with stage of career;
  • Ability to deliver teaching in political and/or economic sociology to the highest standard;
  • Ability to play an effective role in the life and work of the department and faculty as a whole;
  • Ability to work co-operatively with colleagues;
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV), a full list of all publications, and the names and contact details of three referees. Application letters should include a statement of research interests and future research plans, and a summary of teaching experience and interests. Interviews for short-listed candidates will be conducted remotely on-line.

The closing date for applications is 7 November 2020

Interviews will be held as soon as possible after the closing date.

The position is based in the Department of Sociology in central Cambridge, England.

Please click here to apply on the Cambridge University Job Opportunities website.