Associate Professor of Social Sciences - Internal Candidates Only
Based at Francis Close Hall Campus
The Associate Professor of Social Sciences will take a leadership role with other senior colleagues responsible for developing research in the School of Natural and Social Sciences. Reporting directly to the Head of School, they will work alongside the Academic Subject Leader for the Social Sciences subject community to achieve strategic priorities.
The post holder will be responsible for developing research strategy in the Social Sciences encompassing sociology, criminology and policing, and for meeting targets set for the team. They will coordinate the University’s submission to REF exercises for what is currently UoA 21 Sociology. They will identify opportunities for the team to secure income through grant-bidding, knowledge exchange and consultancy, and make a significant contribution to managing income-generating activities in the subject community. They will also play a significant role in developing colleagues’ research capability and skills. Creating a lively and productive research involvement will involve collaboration with colleagues across the School and elsewhere in the University, and with external organisations.
The Associate Professor will work with the Academic Subject Leader in developing the portfolio of taught provision in Social Sciences by supporting colleagues to deliver research-informed learning activities to students at all levels, and by identifying opportunities for knowledge exchange and course development. In collaboration with the School Postgraduate Research Lead they will play an important part in recruiting, supervising and examining research degree students. They will be expected to contribute to the full range of other activities undertaken by academic colleagues, including teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels; acting as a Personal Tutor; generating opportunities to develop students’ employability; student recruitment and outreach; academic administration; and programme leadership.
As an independent researcher the post-holder will lead by example in developing a high quality publication profile, securing funding, generating impact through knowledge exchange and business development, and delivering research-informed teaching. Through their work they will make a visible contribution to the broader University’s research culture and communication.
To be awarded the title of Associate Professor, the successful candidate will meet the University criteria for this level of appointment as detailed within the University’s Academic Role Profiles (Grade 9 – Teaching and Research pathway).
Closing date: Wednesday 24 June 2020
Interview date: TBC
To apply please attach the following documents:
a. a curriculum vitae of no more than five pages to include:
- employment history
- major publications or equivalent outputs
- major outcomes and impacts;
b. a statement summarising how, if awarded the appointment and the title, you would intend to meet the role profile expectations in providing leadership and strategic direction, while progressing your own performance and achievements;
c. the names of two external referees of at least equal seniority to the post and with corresponding title. (Referees will be approached prior to interview.)