Lecturer in Social Work (Education and Scholarship) Ref 8527

School/department: School of Education & Social Work, Department of Social Work & Social Care
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: 8527
Salary: starting at £42,149 to £50,296 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 10 May 2022
Closing date:  01 June 2022.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected interview date: 10 June 2022
Expected start date: 01 September 2022


Job description

The Department of Social Work & Social Care at the University of Sussex invites applications for a Lectureship (Education and Scholarship Pathway) in Social Work. 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. We are part of the flagship South Coast Regional Centre for Education Teaching Partnership, alongside East Sussex County Council, Brighton & Hove City Council and the University of Brighton. We therefore welcome applications from candidates inspired by these ways of working and contexts of partnership.

We are looking for candidates who can offer demonstrably high-quality teaching and a commitment to inclusive, research-informed education. You will work with academic, practitioner and expert by experience colleagues on teaching and assessment, tutoring and placement support of students on qualifying Social Work courses at under-graduate and post-graduate levels. You will make an important contribution to the department’s overall profile in teaching and learning, and student experience and be expected to take on a course leadership role in time.

Area of practice specialism is open, but we particularly welcome applications from candidates with expertise on child or adults safeguarding, mental health or substance use, and/or experience of delivering teaching or training on law relevant to a social work role.

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 8527 [PDF 127.73KB]

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

Visa Sponsorship Queries:

This role has been assigned an eligible SOC code and meets the salary requirements for Skilled Worker Sponsorship if full time. Please consult our Skilled Worker Visa information page  for further information about Visa Sponsorship.


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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