Professor in Sociology

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Job description

Belfast, Northern Ireland

Queen’s University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland with a distinguished heritage and history.  Founded in 1845, today Queen’s is ranked in the top 180 universities in the world (QS World Rankings 2019), and a member of the Russell Group of UK research intensive universities, combining excellence in research and education with a student-centred ethos.  Queen’s is the 25th most international university in the world and is attracting global talent to Belfast.

Queen’s Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences houses five academic schools, including the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work.  This School brings together a wide range of scholarly, professional and applied subjects including education, social policy, social work and sociology, and has 1,625 students and 80 academic staff.

The School is looking to appoint a Professor in Sociology to make a substantial contribution to the research and teaching activities of the School, to provide academic and research leadership in Sociology, and to enhance the School’s international links and research capabilities.  The successful candidate will provide leadership and support to a strong group of academics and establish a vision for Sociology at Queen’s as a key part of the School’s development.

Strong candidates will bring a sustained record of research publications of international excellence in high quality and internationally recognised journals alongside a proven track record of attracting and supervising research students.  S/he will also evidence success in securing grant income, and have a proven ability to deliver high quality teaching that complements and enhances the School’s teaching activities in Sociology.  The appointed candidate will complement this experience with leadership capability and bring a supportive, innovative and strategic approach to the School.

How to apply

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to the Queen’s University Belfast on this appointment.  For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointments using reference WQBN.  Alternatively, telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours).  Applications should be received by noon on Tuesday 7 May 2019.

As a member of the Russell Group of the UK’s 20 leading research-intensive universities, Queen’s is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland, providing world-class education underpinned by world-class research. Founded as Queen’s College in 1845, it became a university in its own right in 1908. Today, it is an international centre of research and education rooted at the heart of Northern Ireland.