Vacancy: Lecturer in Social Science, Loughborough University

Vacancy: Lecturer in Social Science, Loughborough University

Job title: Lecturer in Social Science
Job reference: REQ180328
Date posted 20 April 2018
Application closing date: 24 May 2018
Location: Loughborough
Package Research Teaching and Enterprise Grade 7 from £39,992 to £47,722 per annum. Subject to annual pay award.
Two Positions

These posts reflect a continuing investment strategy to support the newly named and re-organised School of Social Sciences (formerly SPGS) at Loughborough. The appointees will join subject areas recognised nationally and internationally for their excellence in research, teaching, and enterprise under one of the following themes: Media and Communication Studies, and Social and Policy Studies.

Post one: Lecturer in Social Science (Social Psychology)

Applications are invited from outstanding candidates with qualification in social psychology, and whose research interests lie in a social science discipline, bearing on communication and social interaction, including applied social policy (e.g., healthcare provision, criminology and rehabilitation, and social inequality). The candidate should have teaching experience and be able to contribute to the delivery and development of BSc Social Psychology as well as the development of new MA degree pathways in communication and social interaction. For further details about this role please click here.

Post two: Lecturer in Computational Social Science

Applications are invited from outstanding candidates with qualification in any field of social science, whose research interests lie in computational approaches to the identification, interpretation and representation of social processes and phenomena. Interests bearing on communication and media studies or aspects of applied social policy and sociology (e.g., healthcare provision, criminology and rehabilitation, and social inequality) are welcomed. The candidate should have teaching experience and be able to contribute to the delivery and development of new approaches to the provision of quantitative methodologies at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. For further details about this role please click here.

Applications should clearly specify which position is being applied for. Candidates are expected to have a completed PhD in a social science discipline, an active research profile which is REF-ready, the clear potential to contribute to our wider research culture, and a strong commitment to high quality teaching in an outstanding HE environment. Candidates should refer to the University’s Ten-Year Strategy, Building Excellence, found here. The lectureships will commence as soon as possible following interview.

Closing date for receipt of applications is Thursday, 24 May 2018. It is anticipated that interviews will be held in the week commencing 18 June 2018. Informal enquiries should be made to Professor James Stanyer, by email at j.stanyer@lboro.ac.uk

Source: Loughborough University

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