Associate Professor in Science & Technology Studies University of Nottingham, Department of Sociology & Social Policy United Kingdom

Associate Professor in Science & Technology Studies


Interview Date
Monday, 18th June 2018

Closing Date
Friday, 25th May 2018

Job Type
Research & Teaching

Sociology & Social Policy

£50618 to £60410 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

The School of Sociology and Social Policy (SSP) is a vibrant, diverse and exciting centre for social science teaching and research. We are a multidisciplinary unit covering criminology, public policy, social policy, social work and sociology. Cutting across these disciplinary boundaries are two shared values: the promotion of global and social justice and a desire in our teaching and research to ‘make a difference’.


We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to make a significant leadership contribution to research and teaching in science and technology studies (STS) and sociology in the School of Sociology and Social Policy.


The role holder will be a member of the School’s Institute for Science and Society (ISS) and have a leading role in grant capture, interdisciplinary/collaborative research with impact, mentoring of early career staff and PhD students, and sociology teaching. To work in a collaborative, interdisciplinary fashion and enhance one of our established strengths in STS (i.e. environment, energy and sustainability; health and illness) or help build one of our emerging clusters (e.g. around big data and digital sociology).


Taking responsibility for maintaining high standards of teaching, and contribute generally to the development of teaching, teaching methods and assessment in sociology. The person appointed will also be expected to play an active part in the management of the School, for example by taking on a significant administrative role in relation to research and/or teaching.


We welcome applications from candidates with extensive research and teaching experience in a relevant area. This is a full-time job available from 1 September 2018 on a permanent basis. Job share arrangements may be considered for this post.


Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Ian Shaw tel: 0115 951 5409 or email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.


The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.


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