Lecturer in Childhood and Youth Ref 8961

School/department: School of Education & Social Work
Hours: Full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 1.0 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Permanent 
Reference: 8961
Salary: Starting at £42,149 to £50,296 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 20 June 2022
Closing date: 14 July 2022. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected interview date: 29 July 2022
Expected start date: 27 September 2022


Job description

The Department of Social Work & Social Care at the University of Sussex invites applications for a Lectureship in Childhood & Youth. The Department’s strengths are built on its established interdisciplinary teaching and research, and close relationships with service providers and experts by experience in the area. Our teaching draws on both theory and practice in international perspective, and is supported by the intellectual environment provided by our successful Centre for Innovation and Research in Childhood and Youth.

An interdisciplinary approach to childhood and youth studies was established at the University of Sussex in 2012 and includes popular undergraduate, taught postgraduate and doctoral pathways, as well as electives taught across the institution. The Centre for Innovation and Research in Childhood & Youth, also established in 2012, is one of just six University Research Centres, and brings together research and scholarship from across the University and attracts researchers and postgraduates internationally. Current areas of enquiry include digital childhoods; child migration; reconceptualising ‘risk’, transitions into adulthood and the evaluation of interventions. Our interest in participatory, creative and mixed methods makes the research, scholarship and teaching we provide distinctive and at the forefront of innovation.

We are looking for candidates who can offer demonstrably high-quality teaching and excellent research potential. You will be involved in teaching and supporting an internationally diverse cohort of postgraduate students on the MA in Childhood & Youth, and will have a good awareness of how to tailor support to the specific challenges they may face in their studies. You may also contribute to our qualifying courses in Social Work and/or to the new BA in Applied Social Science, according to your areas of expertise and interest.

Please contact Dr. David Orr, d.orr@sussex.ac.uk / 01273 678167 for informal enquiries.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download job description and person specification Ref 8961 [PDF 136.55KB]

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How to apply

Download our academic application form [DOC 199.50KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] and fill in all sections.

Email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to eswrecruitment@sussex.ac.uk

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as google.docs or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.


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