University Lectureship in Sociology
University of Cambridge
United Kingdom

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 September 2022 in the first instance, with the possibility of extension.

Applications are invited for a fixed-term University Lectureship in Sociology from 1 November 2020, or as soon possible thereafter. We welcome applications from candidates who can contribute to one or more of the areas of focus in the Department of Sociology, including race and decolonization, science and technology, media and culture, health and biomedicine, social theory, and environmental studies. The postholder will contribute to teaching and research in the Department of Sociology and will be expected to share in the administration of our UG and MPhil programs. The successful candidate will join a vibrant and thriving academic community in the Department of Sociology, where world-leading research and teaching is being carried out in the areas of race and decolonization, gender and reproduction, science and technology, media and culture, health and biomedicine, class and political economy, social theory, social movements and environmental studies.

The successful candidate will have a doctorate (or clear evidence that completion of such a doctorate is imminent) and a proven record of teaching, research and publications in sociology or a related discipline. They must demonstrate an ability and willingness to teach, and have excellent organizational as well as communication skills. The postholder will be involved in all aspects of undergraduate and postgraduate provision including course organization and administration, lecturing, conversion to online delivery, supervision, assessment, and admissions.

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

  • Good first degree and a doctorate (or clear evidence that completion of such a doctorate is imminent) in sociology or a related discipline;
  • Evidence of ability to engage in internationally significant original research in their field;
  • Publications and participation in scholarly activity commensurate with stage of career;
  • Ability to deliver teaching to the highest standard;
  • Ability to play an effective role in the life and work of the department and faculty as a whole;
  • Ability to work co-operatively with colleagues;
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV), a full list of all publications, and the names and contact details of three referees. Application letters should include a statement of research interests and future research plans, and a summary of teaching experience and interests. Interviews for short-listed candidates will be conducted remotely on-line.

The closing date for applications is 7 November 2020.

Interviews will be held as soon as possible after the closing date.

The position is based in the Department of Sociology in central Cambridge, England.

Further information about the Department of Sociology may be found on our website at

We particularly welcome applications from women and candidates from a BME background for this vacancy.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Informal enquiries about the post may be made to Dr Manali Desai (HoD of Sociology Enquiries about the application process should be made to

Please quote reference JM24172 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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