University Lecturer in Sociology of Technology and Education

University of Cambridge Faculty of Education

United Kingdom

The Faculty of Education in central Cambridge seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Sociology of Technology and Education. It offers an exciting opportunity for a research-active educator to join a leading national and international centre for educational research, teacher development, and the study of education.

The successful candidate will work closely with a multi-disciplinary team of colleagues in the Faculty specialising in the sociology of technology in education. The person appointed will be expected to contribute to the international profile of the Faculty through research publications, grant capture, impactful dissemination, and public engagement.

Applications are particularly welcomed from candidates with research interests in one or more of the following areas: - Digital learning - Social inequalities and digital divides - The sociology of big data, digital identities, social media and platform capitalism - The cultural and political economy of technology

The successful candidate will be able to clearly articulate the implications of their research specialties for particular domains within education, and how educational questions help to drive their work.

Working with other colleagues, the successful candidate will be expected to make an immediate contribution to the Faculty's teaching and research, including innovative research methods to PhD level, and supervision of post graduate research students. They will also be expected to teach and supervise full and part-time Masters students and teach on the Faculty's BA programme.

Candidates will hold a PhD in a relevant subject, or be close to completion in their doctoral studies, and have a record of internationally excellent research in their field. Contributions to excellence in research will be through peer-reviewed publications and other activities of a kind and quality that meet international standards as assessed in national research assessment exercises.

The successful candidate will have relevant experience of working with postgraduate students, including contributing to Masters programmes and supervising PhD students. The ability to manage a diverse workload and work co-operatively with academic colleagues and support staff is essential.

For full details of the responsibilities of the post and the person specification, please see the further particulars.

The post is available from 01 September 2021.

Applications are particularly welcomed from candidates from a BME background, who are currently under-represented in the Faculty.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Please ensure that you upload a detailed curriculum vitae including an up-to-date publications list, and a letter of application indicating the nature of the contribution you would make to teaching and research.

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Professor Susan Robertson, Head of the Faculty of Education (

We hope to hold interviews on 27 May 2021.

Please quote reference JR25993 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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