Assistant Professor in Social/Public Policy
University of Nottingham Department of Sociology and Social Policy
United Kingdom

Assistant Professor in Social/Public Policy (R&T or T&L)

Closing Date
Thursday, 3rd June 2021
Job Type
Research & Teaching
Sociology & Social Policy
£36914 to £49553 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 is a vibrant, diverse and exciting centre for social science teaching and research. We are a multidisciplinary School covering Criminology, Public Policy and Administration, Social Policy, Social Work and Sociology.

This post is available on a research and teaching basis or a teaching only basis. Please indicate your preference in your application.  

As the School enters a period of growth, we are looking for an enthusiastic scholar to join our growing team working in Public Policy. The successful applicant will be expected to make a significant contribution to research and/or teaching in the School taking responsibility for identifying new opportunities and sources of funding for research and contributing to high-quality submissions to future assessments of research excellence, and/or the quality of the education and student experience we provide including identifying new opportunities and innovation to continuously improve the ways we teach. The person appointed will also be expected to play an active role in School operations, for example by taking on a significant administrative role in relation to research and/or teaching. 

We welcome applications from candidates with interests in any area of Public Policy, and a commitment to research and/or experience in the delivery of educational programmes at postgraduate and undergraduate level. People from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds are encouraged and welcomed to apply as the School is determined to provide an inclusive environment for staff and students.

This is a permanent full-time opportunity available from 01 June 2021. Part-time applications will be considered for candidates wishing to work a minimum of 29 hours per week. Please indicate preferred hours in your application.   

At the University of Nottingham, we aim to give you all the support you need to develop and nurture your talent, to help you reach your professional and personal career goals. We are committed to providing competitive employment packages whilst supporting the well-being of our staff to help them reach their full potential.  

As a University employee, you will have access to a range of benefits, including salary sacrifice options, a generous holiday allowance and attractive pension scheme. We also offer staff membership of our fitness and health facilities and discounts with a large range of retailers and leisure services.  

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Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

For all successful international applicants, including EU/EEA applicants from January 2021, we offer an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses to the UK, including visas and the NHS surcharge. For more information download our Support with Immigration Expenses document.

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