Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people working within a unique and historic setting. The Department of Sociology is a supportive and exciting place to work and for students to join our community studying Sociology, Criminology and Social Work. We are committed to producing the highest quality theoretically informed research that makes a difference. (Currently ranked 2nd for Criminology in the Times Good University Guide and 8th in the Guardian 2021 Universities League Table) our ambitions are: to be a world leading Department of Sociology; to deliver distinctive, challenging programmes; and to be fair, inclusive and socially responsible.
Over the last five years we have increased our research capacity in our four existing research themes:
- Communities and Social Justice
- Health and Social Theory
- Higher Education and Social Inequality
- Violence and Abuse
We are in the process of developing a 5th Research theme in the area of criminal justice, social harm and inequalities.
We now welcome applications for a three year Lectureship in the area of Criminological Theory (SOCI20-52). Post holders should be able to teach broadly across theory and methods within our undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes and should demonstrate an emerging research profile which aligns with one of our four research themes or our developing 5th area.
We particularly welcome candidates from Black, Asian and other Minority Ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in our Department.
The closing date for applications is midnight (GMT) on 19 April 2021.