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Teaching Associate in Social Inequality (Fixed Term)

We are looking to recruit a full time Teaching Associate in Social Inequality with an emphasis on decolonial/postcolonial sociology from 1 September 2023 or as soon after as possible to provide teaching in the Department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge.

The role holder's duties will be teaching primarily on SOC12 Empire, Colonialism and Imperialism, teaching on the MPhil in Sociology pathway in Marginality and Exclusion, and leading seminars and classes on research methods or other topics to postgraduate students within the Department.

General duties will include teaching, course development and innovation, and examining. The Teaching Associate will be expected to support and maintain the Department's and University's national and international reputation for excellence in teaching.

You will have relevant teaching experience, hold a PhD in a relevant field and be able to demonstrate active, collegial engagement in research, teaching and outreach in the Sociology of Social Inequality with an emphasis on decolonial/postcolonial sociology.

You will be an engaging and confident teacher at undergraduate and postgraduate level, or looking to develop postgraduate teaching skills.

The Department of Sociology is part of a joint undergraduate degree programme in Human, Social and Political Sciences (HSPS) and also has a vibrant MPhil and PhD programme. There are currently about 80 students working on PhDs on a diverse range of topics in sociology.

Further information about research interests and recent publications of staff and postdocs can be found on the Department's website:

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 June 2024 in the first instance.

Interview Date: Online on Tuesday 4 July 2023

We particularly welcome applications from women and/or candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our University.

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If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Lara Gisborne by email on

Please quote reference JM36683 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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