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Temporary Lecturer (Fixed Term)

The Department of Sociology is seeking to appoint a Temporary Lecturer from 1 October 2017, for a period of one year. The Department is looking for a lecturer in Sociology with expertise in the study of social inequalities. This is an exceptional opportunity to join a vibrant and growing department at Cambridge.

The successful candidate will have experience of teaching at undergraduate level and will be expected to contribute to the teaching of specific areas within the HSPS Tripos, in particular in the area of social inequalities. They will also be expected to play a role in the Politics and Inequalities research cluster within the Department.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate a willingness and ability to contribute to the continued growth of the Department, and possess a flexible approach to teaching and administrative duties. Applicants will be assessed on their ability to contribute to the delivery of the Department's core teaching.

Candidates will need to show evidence of the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • A doctorate in a relevant subject area (or clear evidence that completion of such a doctorate is imminent);

  • Evidence of ability to engage in internationally recognised high-level research in chosen subject area, with publications and participation in scholarly activity commensurate with stage of career;

  • Evidence of ability to teach the subject effectively, and at all relevant levels;

  • Ability to engage and enthuse students and colleagues in their research area

  • Ability to play an effective role in the life and work of the Department

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Informal enquiries can be made to Ms Casey Mein on 01223 762847 or The application deadline for this post is 4th August 2017 and it is anticipated that interviews will take place in the week beginning 14th August.

Please quote reference JM12649 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

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

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