Associate Lecturer in Sociology

Job Type
£35.02 - £43.02 per hour (including Holiday Pay)
Waterside Campus
Closing Date
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About The Job

The Department of Sociology at the University of Northampton is looking for an enthusiastic and committed individual to join our Sociology team as an associate lecturer who can contribute to our teaching related activities in both our established undergraduate and new postgraduate Sociology programmes.

Interview Date: TBC

About You

The successful candidate will have the passion to provide a significant contribution to the sociological education of students of the highest standards based on advanced academic knowledge and experienced active blended workshop based case study approach teaching and coordination skills focused on one module and/or a range of modules in sociology around the sociological areas of complexity theory, work/volunteering/social action, public sociology, methods, organisations, and communication and media studies (as well as dissertation supervision and possibly other undergraduate/postgraduate sociological areas if required) to continue our success in achieving outstanding student satisfaction scores.

General duties will include coordination and delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching of core modules, skills development, assessment, personal tuition; contribute to on-going programme development and the range of administrative tasks necessary for the effective operation of the programmes; participate in internal and external networks related to the role in order that the University of Northampton will benefit from the knowledge that this will bring into the institution and also from the personal contacts that will be made; and engage in continuing professional development; and any other such duties that would normally be expected from an individual of this level: in respect of teaching, research, scholarship and curriculum responsibility.

We welcome applications from all individuals and particularly from black and minority ethnic candidates as members of these groups are currently under-represented at this level of post. 

Desirable Qualifications

Undergraduate degree in a relevant subject area or equivalent professional experience.

A recognised teaching qualification.

Faculty of Health, Education and Society

Our Faculty of Health and Society offers more than just a learning environment for students – the team is focused on improving the health and wellbeing of people living and working across Northamptonshire. Our research aims to address inequalities through innovative interdisciplinary research, education and enterprise to improve the whole population’s health and wellbeing.

We pride ourselves on our emphasis on participation and our interprofessional relationships. Our ability to draw on academic expertise from disciplines as diverse as biochemistry and psychology, as well as those more traditionally related to health and social care, means that we can consider real-world problems holistically.

About Us

The University of Northampton’s focus on a personalised learning experience for our students was recently cited by HEFCE as a reason for our Gold award in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017. To augment this approach further we have adopted an ‘Active Blended Learning’ (ABL) approach which places greater emphasis on student-centred activities that support the development of subject knowledge, understanding, independent learning and digital fluency. Successful candidates for academic posts at the University of Northampton will be expected to adopt ABL as standard in their teaching practice.

This is an exciting time to join our University following our relocation in September 2018 to a new purpose-built, town-centre campus designed to adapt to 21st century teaching and the ABL model. We are looking to recruit individuals who share our passion for innovation, creativity and social impact and who will play a key role as we realise our ambition of transforming lives for the better and inspiring positive change.

The University of Northampton is one of only two Ashoka U Changemaker Campuses in the UK, and in 2017 was awarded the Social Enterprise Gold Mark, an independent guarantee that we have proven to our employees, students and stakeholders that we are committed to continuous improvement across our business in order to consistently deliver a positive impact on people and planet.

Right To Work

All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK at interview.


The University of Northampton as an employer strives to achieve diversity among its staff which reflects the communities it serves.



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