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Lecturer in Sociology

Department of Law and Criminology

Location:  Egham
Salary:  £43,660 to £51,687 per annum - including London Allowance
Closing Date:  Monday 24 February 2020
Interview Date:  Thursday 19 March 2020
Reference:  0120-022

Full-Time, Permanent

Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer in Sociology in the Multi-disciplinary Department of Law and Criminology. 

The Department of Law and Criminology at Royal Holloway University of London is a forward thinking, multidisciplinary and research active department, where we offer undergraduate programmes in Law, Criminology & Psychology and Criminology & Sociology, together with Masters programmes in Forensic Psychology, Consumption, Culture & Marketing, Policing and Criminal Justice and Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism Studies.  The Department is also home to an energetic postgraduate research student community. 

We seek an outstanding teacher and researcher to join our dynamic and multidisciplinary team. Applicants should possess the broad range of skills needed to teach effectively and deliver core and optional teaching within our existing programmes, including our joint honours BSc Criminology and Sociology and MA Consumption, Culture & Marketing programmes. Applicants should be able to contribute to and develop the Department’s teaching portfolio at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, including the supervision of doctoral students within the Department to reflect specific areas of expertise.

Candidates should have, or be close to completing, a PhD in Sociology and we have a particular interest in candidates who are committed to teaching core sociology subjects including sociological theory and social research methods along with teaching in the area of Sociology of Consumption.   

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement 
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution 
  • Various schemes including Cycle to Work, Season Ticket Loans and help with the cost of Eyesight testing. 
  • Free parking 

The post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.ukFor queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at: recruitment@rhul.ac.uk.

We offer a vibrant and supportive environment, in an internationally recognised and multidisciplinary academic group. The Department has a strong research culture and good links with legal and Criminal Justice agencies and the NHS, as well as government and charitable organisations. Further information on the Department can be found at: https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/research-and-teaching/departments-and-schools/law/ 

Please quote the reference: 0120-022

Closing Date:   Midnight, 24 February 2020

Interview Date: 19 March 2020

The post will be available from 1 June 2020 or soon thereafter depending on availability.

Royal Holloway is committed to equality and diversity, and encourages applications from all sections of the community. Read here about structures and initiatives around equality and diversity, including information on staff diversity networks. 

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Royal Holloway is committed to equality and diversity, and encourages applications from all sections of the community. Read here about structures and initiatives around equality and diversity, including information on staff diversity networks.


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