Lecturer in Social Research Methods

Job Description

As a part of its continuing expansion, the Sheffield Methods Institute (SMI) is seeking a new academic member of staff.

You will join a dynamic community of interdisciplinary academics engaged in cutting-edge research and teaching in social science methods, applied within different disciplines and across interdisciplinary boundaries. We are seeking a Lecturer to contribute to the further development of our undergraduate programmes, including teaching across a number of modules focused on research design and research methods, possibly including mixed methods.

Furthermore, we hope to develop new and innovative CPD, summer school and partnership activities and this new post would make a significant contribution in these areas. You may also contribute to the delivery of the MA in Social Research, as well as doctoral training for PhD students in the Faculty of Social Sciences. There are additional leadership opportunities within the SMI.

You will have a PhD (or equivalent experience) and a commitment and enthusiasm for working within an interdisciplinary environment. You will have proven teaching ability in a relevant field. Applications are particularly welcomed from (but not restricted to) those with experience in the following areas: decolonising methods, arts based and creative methods, and media based methods.

We welcome applications from those working in any discipline from across the social sciences and from those with diverse career backgrounds, which may include public or private sector experience Our research within the SMI is focussed mainly on inequality and poverty, social justice and inclusion, social mobility, migration, as well as on methods and methodology. Currently, our disciplinary specialisms include political science, economics, sociology, geography, and education. We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK.

The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development. We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.