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Five lectureships, Department of Sociology, Lancaster University

Members of this list might be interested in the five new posts (at all
grades, from Lecturer to Professor) that have been created in the
Department of Sociology, Lancaster University. The focus is on inequality,
with the department having a particular interest in scholars with a
research / teaching specialism in one or more the following areas:

• Digital technologies, immersive media, and social change
• Non-Western media cultures and practices
• Gender, Sexuality and Media
• Environment, Science and Technology
• Violence and Society
• Social Work (Children and Families or Adults)

DETAILS:
Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer/ Reader/ Professor of Inequalities, in the
disciplines of Sociology, Social Work or Media and Cultural Studies
Sociology
Salary: Lecturer: £33,518 - £47,722, Senior Lecturer/Reader: £50,618 -
£56,950, Professor: minimum of £63,836
Closing Date: Sunday 30 September 2018
Interview Date: Thursday 18 October 2018
Reference: A2368

Announcing a major investment in the field of inequalities teaching and
research, Lancaster University seeks to appoint five people to join the
Department of Sociology, within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. We
are seeking outstanding individuals, who can contribute to teaching,
research and service, commensurate with the candidate’s experience and
seniority. Candidates will be expected to outline a detailed research plan
that will contribute to social research on inequalities (such as those
based on class, race, gender, sexuality, disability and age).

For Senior Lecturer and above preference will be given to candidates with a
track record of income generation, publication, successful supervision of
postgraduate research students, outstanding undergraduate teaching
portfolio. Posts will be housed within the three teaching programmes in the
Department: Sociology, Social Work, Media and Cultural Studies (& Gender
Studies).

Lancaster Sociology is an exciting, research-oriented department and home
to academics from a range of different disciplines attracted by the
stimulating ‘post-disciplinary’ critical intellectual environment. The
Department was rated in the top three for sociology in the last UK Research
Excellence Framework, rated 46th best sociology department in the world,
and our undergraduate programmes are consistently rated in the top ten in
the UK for their subject areas.

The Department is committed to forms of ‘public sociology’ that
investigate, protect and enhance the interests of publics in changing and
often dangerous times. Whilst the field is open we are particularly
interested in candidates whose expertise on inequalities relates to any of
the following research and teaching areas:
• Digital technologies, immersive media, and social change
• Non-Western media cultures and practices
• Gender, Sexuality and Media
• Environment, Science and Technology
• Violence and Society
• Social Work (Children and Families or Adults)

Other areas of research in the department include: child protection and
family justice, climate change, crises, disability studies, energy demand,
food shortages, contested futures, mental distress, migration, mobilities
security, social justice, and welfare reform. For further details about the
department see: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/sociology/

Applications at all levels, from Lecturer/Teaching Fellow, Senior
Lecturer/Teaching Fellow, Reader, Professor to Distinguished Professor are
welcomed. Job share and part-time arrangements will be considered.

Informal enquiries may be made to Chris Grover, Head of Department, Tel:
+44 (0)1524 594122, email c.grover@lancaster.ac.uk or Imogen Tyler Tel: +44
(0)7920 828714 email i.tyler@lancaster.ac.uk

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.
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