Assistant Professor in Sociology

University of Nottingham School of Sociology and Social Policy

United Kingdom

Assistant Professor in Sociology

Closing Date
Sunday, 5th June 2022
Job Type
Research & Teaching
Sociology & Social Policy
£40927 to £50296 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

The School of Sociology and Social Policy is a vibrant, diverse, and exciting centre for social science teaching and research. We are a multidisciplinary School covering criminology, sociology, public policy and administration, social policy, and social work. 

As the School enters a period of growth, we are looking for an enthusiastic scholar to join our team in sociology. The team currently has expertise in a wide range of areas including Cultural Sociology, Health and Illness, STS, Migration Studies, Tourism, Religion and Spirituality and Chinese Studies. 

The successful applicant will be expected to make a significant contribution to research and teaching in the School, taking responsibility for the quality of the education we provide, and for identifying new opportunities and sources of funding for research, as well as contributing to high-quality submissions to future assessments of research excellence. They will also play an active role in school operations, for example by taking on a significant administrative role in relation to research and/or teaching. Teaching on our very popular undergraduate programmes will be an immediate priority. 

We welcome applicants working in sociology able to develop teaching and/or research with specific reference to popular culture, film and social media, or race and ethnicity studies. 

This role is permanent role available from 1st August 2022. Hours of work are full-time (36.25 hours); however, applications are also welcome from candidates wishing to work part-time (minimum 29 hours per week). Please specify in your application if you wish to work part time and the number of preferred hours. 

We actively encourage people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds to apply as the School is determined to provide a diverse and inclusive environment for staff and students which draws on the widest possible range of talents and backgrounds.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Nick Stevenson, email . Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Our University is a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependants accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see the our webpage on Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge.

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