Teaching Associate in Sociology and Policy

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Birmingham, ENGLAND
Job Type: PartTime
Deadline: 15 Sep 2022

Location: Aston University Main Campus

Contract Type: Fixed Term (14/07/2023)

Basis: Part Time (0.82)

Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Thursday 15 September 2022

Interview Date: To be confirmed

The Sociology and Policy subject group is looking to appoint a 0.8FTE Teaching Associate in Sociology for ten months from mid-September 2022. The post is to provide replacement teaching for a UKRI secondment, covering undergraduate modules in sociology.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a thriving and rapidly expanding Sociology and Policy subject group within the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will hold (or be near to completion of) a doctorate in a relevant discipline, and be able to demonstrate a track record of teaching to a high standard. This should include, appropriate to stage of career, teaching experience including lectures and seminars, and setting and marking assignments. Ability to teach modules focusing on qualitative and/or quantitative methods, the sociology of health, and/or public policy are particularly sought. The successful candidate will also be required to undertake administrative responsibilities, again appropriate to their stage of career.

Please note that anonymous shortlisting will be carried out for this role as part of Aston University’s commitment to equality and diversity and ensuring a fair and consistent approach to recruitment.   Personal details that are included on application forms, including the candidate’s name and address will not be disclosed to the shortlisting panel.  We kindly ask that candidates do not send CVs or cover letters as these will not be considered. Please note that only answers that fall within the application form questions will be assessed.  

Further details:   Job Details      University Information  


Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  It promotes equality and diversity in all aspects of its work. We are committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter http://www.ecu.ac.uk/equality-charter-marks/athena-swan/ , recognised by a silver award, and we are a Disability Confident Employer Level 2. We strive to have robust inclusivity strategies in place, including race and sexual orientation, to encourage colleagues to have the confidence and freedom to be themselves in the workplace. For more information, visit: https://www2.aston.ac.uk/about/inclusive-aston

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

If you require the job details document or an application form in an alternative format please contact the recruitment team at recruitment@aston.ac.uk


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