Senior Lecturer (Teaching & Research) in Social Work
University of Dundee School of Education and Social Work
United Kingdom

Senior Lecturer (Teaching & Research) in Social Work



Reference Number         SESW0056

Job Title               Senior Lecturer (Teaching & Research) in Social Work

College/SASS     School of Education and Social Work

School/Directorate          Social Work        

Grade   Grade 9 (£51,630 - £58,089)        

Job Category      Academic           

Closing Date       20 May 2019      


The School of Education and Social Work focuses on transforming lives locally and globally. Through our high quality and internationally recognised professional education programmes we prepare graduates for professional roles that are required for the social, cultural and physical well-being of our citizens and society.  Our research focuses on how to best support excluded individuals and groups in society; how to best educate students across all levels of formal and informal education so that they might become engaged and reflexive practitioners; and how to develop strong communities.  The School is making a difference through its high level of engagement with local, regional and international communities, professional organisations, employers, and governmental agencies.


We are looking for a dynamic, ambitious, collegial and engaged Senior Lecturer who can contribute to the academic culture in Social Work at Dundee, particularly in the areas of teaching and learning, research quality and impact that leads to the enhancement of policy and practice outcomes for service users and carers. The Social Work team are a highly committed, vibrant and experienced group of academics.


The appointee will teach primarily in social work but will also be expected to teach on other programmes within the School or University.  The successful candidate will be an established and ambitious academic and will be expected to contribute to and take on leadership roles within one of the School’s research themes, contribute to the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR), secure external research funding and publish internationally leading research outputs. The successful applicant will have expertise in social work, social policy or sociology and will join an experienced and ambitious interdisciplinary team.

Your priorities will include:


    Developing your own high-quality research and work with others to take forward one of the School’s research themes

    Play an active role in the Institute of Social Science Research, our joint institute with the School of Social Science.

    Provide excellent teaching and learning experiences for students on appropriate subjects in the School at undergraduate and postgraduate level

    Contribute to robust examining and assessment procedures, develop innovative learning and teaching materials and contribute to ongoing quality enhancement in line with School policy

    Participate in the design and development of new programmes


Who we’re looking for:


    Doctoral degree in relevant subject.


    Expertise in Social Work, Social Policy, Sociology or related human service field.


    Strong track record of internationally-leading research outputs.


    Evidence of excellence in teaching and learning within a university context.


    Demonstrated ability to secure external and overhead bearing research grants.




For further information about this position please contact Professor Tim Kelly, Dean .




Application Requirements




Your application must include the following:


    Cover letter outlining your suitability for the role



    Research plan (1 – 2 pages)

    Teaching plan (1-2 pages) outlining previous experience and teaching approach, potential contributions to teaching and brief outlines of modules you would be able to design and deliver


    The closing date for applications is 20th May 2019


    The diversity of our staff and students helps to make the University of Dundee one of the top universities in the UK. Family friendly policies, staff support networks for BME, LGBT and disabled staff, membership of Athena SWAN and Stonewall, as well a full range of disability services, create an enjoyable and inclusive place to work.



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