Lecturer in Social Work ref 20501

School: Department of Social Work & Social Care, School of Education & Social Work  
Hours: full-time considered up to a maximum of 1.0 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Permanent 
Reference: 20501
Salary: starting at £44,414 to £52,841 per annum, pro rata if part-time.
Placed on: 24 of May 2023.
Closing date: 23 June 2023. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: To be confirmed
Expected start date: To be confirmed

Job description

The Department of Social Work & Social Care at the University of Sussex invites applications for a Lectureship in Social Work. The Department’s strengths are built on its established interdisciplinary research profile, commitment to research-informed and reflective teaching approaches, and close relationships with service providers and experts by experience.

The recent REF 2021 national research assessment exercise assessed 91% of our research outputs to be ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ and our research environment to be 25% ‘world-leading’ / 75% ‘internationally excellent’. Our research culture fosters collaboration across the university, structured by our flagship research centres:

  • Centre for Innovation and Research in Childhood and Youth (CIRCY)
  • Centre for Social Work Innovation and Research (CSWIR)
  • Centre for Innovation and Research in Wellbeing (CIRW).

Our teaching and research make an important contribution to the personal and professional development of the social work workforce. We work as part of the South Coast Regional Centre for Education Teaching Partnership, alongside East Sussex County Council, Brighton & Hove City Council and the University of Brighton. 

We are looking for candidates who can offer demonstrably high-quality teaching and excellent research potential. The successful candidate will develop their research profile with the support of experienced and internationally-known researcher colleagues. They will work with academic, practitioner and expert by experience colleagues on teaching and assessment, tutoring and placement support of Social Work students at under-graduate and post-graduate levels. There is also the possibility of contributing to other courses within the School, such as our successful BA and MA in Childhood & Youth, according to their interests and expertise.

Please contact Dr. David Orr, Head of Department of Social Work & Social Care (d.orr@sussex.ac.uk), 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 for 20501 [PDF 114.58KB]

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

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How to apply

Download our academic application form [DOC 199.50KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOCX 65.11KB] and fill in all sections.

Email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to jobapps@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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