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Lecturer Sociology/Social Policy

Sociology Social Policy & Criminology

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £38,460 to £48,677
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Thursday 17 January 2019
Interview Date:   Thursday 28 February 2019
Reference:  1093018CC

Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer in Sociology to further strengthen the thriving research and teaching culture of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology. Given the interdisciplinary nature of our Department, we are particularly interested in recruiting candidates with broad interests that make connections between Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology. To this end, a background in one or more of the following areas would be an advantage: digital sociology; social or public policy; quantitative research methods; and crime and deviance; but we welcome applications from across the field of Sociology. You will have a PhD or equivalent professional qualification and teaching experience in Sociology or an allied discipline.

Be part of the University of Southampton, a member of the Russell Group and an institution in the top 1% of world Universities and one of the UK’s top 15 research–intensive universities.

You will work with a highly committed body of staff in a Department that has a strong empirical focus and was ranked 4th in the UK for the quality of its research outputs in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). You will have produced nationally recognised academic research; be developing a national and international research profile; and have the potential to secure research grants for your research. You will have a strong teaching record and share our commitment to enhancing students’ experience of our programmes.

Further information on all aspects of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology, including the research interests and recent publications of staff and a list of the modules that we currently offer to our students can be found on our web pages at  Information about the School of Social Sciences can be found at

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Jenny Fleming – or Associate Professor 

More general information on the University can be found on the web pages at

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Charlene Tyson (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 6803. Please quote reference 1093018CC on all correspondence.

Please note: The University Recruitment department will be closed from close of business on Thursday 20th December 2018 to Wednesday 2nd January 2019, so we will not be able to assist you with any application queries during this time.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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