Call for applications for a lectureship in sociology at University College London


The appointment will be on UCL Grade 8. The salary range will be £43,884 - £51,769 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

The UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies (SSEES) is seeking to recruit a Lecturer in Sociology. This post is part of SSEES’s current programme of academic investments and will make a critical contribution to the School’s unique mission.

The post-holder will possess in-depth knowledge of the key theories and debates in Sociology and expertise in the application of qualitative research methods. They will also have area and linguistic expertise of at least one Central & East European country (including Finland) and/or Russia. It is anticipated that the post-holder will build on and complement the School’s existing strengths in areas such as migration, nationalism, gender/sexuality, and corruption and informality.

The post-holder will specialise in conducting research into and the teaching of Sociology and its underpinning qualitative methodologies at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, within the context of SSEES’s regional focus.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Sociology or a related discipline and have significant postdoctoral research experience. You will have an up to date and comprehensive knowledge of research of the area study of one or more Central/East European country (including Finland) and/or Russia, debates in Sociology and a working knowledge of a Central/East European language (including Finnish) or Russian.

Having a developing international research profile in the discipline and a developing publication record with evidence of potential to produce world leading outputs is essential.

Experience of initiating, planning, developing and delivering research projects and grant applications is essential. Having experience of engagement and knowledge exchange with academic and non-academic audiences to disseminate and promote research is essential along with experience of delivering teaching, assessment and feedback at either undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels.

Experience of providing academic and/or pastoral advice to undergraduate and/or postgraduate students is essential as well as undertaking an administrative and/or management role(s) within an academic environment.

Finally, excellent communication and presentation skills, including a high level of proficiency in English (verbal and written) and excellent IT skills are essential.

UCL vacancy reference: 1793288

In order to apply, register HERE.

Deadline: 1st April 2019

Enquiries concerning the requirements of this post may be directed to Professor Diane P. Koenker - d.koenker@ucl.ac.uk Enquiries concerning the application procedure should be addressed to Michelle Buckman - m.buckman@ucl.ac.uk