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Lecturer in Gender and Sexualities

Are you enthusiastic about research and teaching in Gender and Sexualities? Do you have a developing track-record and emerging profile in this field of research? Do you share our passion for providing students with educational experiences that foster their critical thinking? Are you passionate about delivering an exceptional student experience at a Russell Group University and School ranked in the top 100 for Sociology globally (QS rankings) and able to support and enhance our existing research strengths in critical sociologies?

Since 1946 the School of Sociology and Social Policy (SSP) has been a leading international university department for theoretically-engaged, socially-relevant and broadly conceived sociological studies. The School provides one of the largest university environments for research and teaching in sociology and social policy in the UK, and continues the proud tradition of social sciences in Leeds that began in 1909 soon after the University was founded. The School is home to the internationally recognised Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies, Bauman Institute, Centre for Disability Studies, Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies and Centre for Families, Life course and Generations. It has played a prominent role in the development of realist methodologies and qualitative longitudinal research, social theory, the study of genders, sexualities, life course, youth and family research and the articulation between critical race theory and postcolonial/decolonial studies and has pioneered disability studies.  

We welcome applications from candidates with expertise in the field of Gender and Sexualities, with particular interest in work that is intersectional and/or transnational in focus and which intersects with, and extends the School’s existing strengths.

As a research-active academic, you will develop and maintain a strong research profile appropriate to career stage, including a publication record of international quality. You will actively seek funding to support your high-quality research and contribute to developing and achieving the School’s impact strategy. You will also, contribute to the public engagement activities and research culture of the School and the Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies. 

You will have the ability to teach across a range of undergraduate and taught postgraduate modules in appropriate subject areas and contribute to core modules across the School. You will supervise undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations and recruit and supervise PhD candidates. You should be committed to providing an excellent student experience and have an understanding of the needs of a diverse student body.  

You will carry out research, and teaching within the school, faculty and university and contribute to academic leadership in your field, working within University values and policies which are designed to promote dignity, diversity and inclusiveness. The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture. 

To explore the post further or for any queries, you may have, please contact: 

Professor S. Sayyid, Head of School of Sociology and Social Policy 

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 7008, email: 

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Social Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Sociology & Social Policy
Category:  Academic
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Working Time:  100%
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Wednesday 29 January 2020
Closing Date:  Sunday 01 March 2020
Reference:  ESLSS1056
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  
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