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Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Childhood Studies (Ref:108)

Salary range: 
Lecturer: £35,845 to £41,526 pa; Senior Lecturer: £42,792 to £51,034 pa

The University of Suffolk is looking for an outstanding scholar to join the School of Social Sciences and Humanities and help drive our vision for being a leading centre for teaching and research excellence in the field of Childhood Studies. This exciting opportunity is offered as a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer role, on a full-time permanent basis.

The School of Social Sciences and Humanities is publicly-engaged and outward looking, with an emerging profile in producing world-leading and internationally excellent research that is distinctive, impactful, and of relevance to our communities and broader society. Our School connects – People, Place and Society.

Comprised of a large and diverse group of scholars, the School includes a range of subject areas including: Psychology, Sociology, Criminology, Law, History, Politics, English, Social Work, Counselling, and Education. The School is a professional and collegiate group who have been proactive in establishing innovative programmes of study to serve the needs of over a 1400+ undergraduate and postgraduate student population.

Student experience is at the heart of everything we do at the University of Suffolk. We are proud to offer our students state-of-the-art facilities, including specialist spaces designed to enhance learning and teaching. Boasting an outstanding record of achievement in promoting student engagement in the learning journey, as evidenced by high NSS satisfaction rates, we have a clear ambition to be a leading University for high-quality, student-centred, research-led teaching.

A particular strength of the School is our Childhood Studies programmes, which are strongly committed to co-creation and high levels of public and community engagement in designing, developing and disseminating our teaching and research.

The School is a collegial one, with an emphasis on mutual support and organised around the principle of working together to achieve the University’s strategic objectives. You must be a team-player, with an ability to nurture the talents of others to the benefit of the School and University as a whole. We offer a stimulating environment for an exceptional scholar, along with an excellent level of staff development and support.

If you would like to be part of the University of Suffolk community and share in our ambition, we would love to hear from you.

Lecturer: Based in the School of Social Sciences and Humanities you will be asked to contribute to the development and scholarly activity of the Childhood routes. As part of the academic duties you will be asked to participate in the teaching, learning and assessment of a range of undergraduate/postgraduate courses and PhD provision.

The post holder will be expected to collaborate in the daily management of courses, lead and contribute to relevant activities associated with curriculum development and take an active part in the research activity of the school through scholarly engagement and publications appropriate to an early career researcher.

Senior Lecturer: Based in the School of Social Sciences and Humanities you will be asked to take a leading role in the development, academic leadership and scholarly activity of the Childhood routes. As part of the academic duties you will be asked to take a leading role in the teaching, learning and assessment of a range of undergraduate/postgraduate courses and PhD provision.

The post holder will be expected to lead in the daily management of courses, activities associated with curriculum development and the research activity of the school through scholarly engagement and an established track record of publications that are nationally and internationally excellent and world-leading.

The support of ongoing and new initiatives to market and develop the School of Social Sciences and Humanities and its Childhood programmes is an important part of both the lecturer and senior lecturer roles.

Informal contact: Prof Brian McCook, Dean of School at b.mccook@uos.ac.uk or Dr Sarah Coombs Course Leader ECS/CFS at s.coombs@uos.ac.uk

Interview date: Monday 22nd June 2020

To apply, please read the Job Descriptions for both levels and indicate on your application the level for which you are applying. They are available separately in the 'Relevant Information' section, below, or as a combined Word document under 'Full Job Description'.

We are actively committed to growing and supporting a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all backgrounds and communities. We particularly welcome applications from black and ethnic minority candidates and from candidates with a disability who are currently under-represented within our workforce. 

We consider flexible working requests for all our vacancies.

Closing date: 
Monday, June 1, 2020 - 17:00
Relevant information: 

SENIOR LECTURER JOB DESCRIPTION - click here

LECTURER JOB DESCRIPTION - click here

How to apply:

  1. Read the Guidance Notes and Privacy Notice
  2. Fill in the Application Cover Sheet
  3. Fill in the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form
  4. Attach a curriculum vitae and a covering letter setting out clearly how you meet the essential and desirable criteria for the post

EITHER return them as Word (.doc) or Rich Text Format (.rtf) attachments by email to jobs@uos.ac.uk including the post title and reference number (Ref:108) in the email subject heading
OR by post to:

The Human Resource Team
University of Suffolk
Waterfront Building
Neptune Quay
Ipswich IP4 1QJ

After submitting your application, if you have not heard from us before the interview date shown, please assume you have not been shortlisted for interview.

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