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Job Opening: Lecturer in Sociology

University of Sussex

Closing date:  09 November 2021.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date

Job description

The Department of Sociology at the University of Sussex is looking to appoint a new academic member of staff to contribute to its Sociology program. This will be a permanent position (subject to probation) starting at lecturer level.

The post holder will contribute to the research profile of Sociology at Sussex through theoretically informed research and publication. They will also deliver high quality research-led teaching at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. 

As we currently have an under-representation in the Department of a number of groups – in particular BAME and LGBTQ+ we would particularly welcome applications from people who are members of these groups. All appointments will be made on merit. 

Please contact Professor Dean Wilson, Head of Sociology, at  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 the full job description and person specification (reference number 6726) (PDF XKB)


“This role may be eligible for sponsorship. If you require visa sponsorship from the University of Sussex to undertake this role please consult our Skilled Worker Visa information page for further information. If you want further advice on sponsorship eligibility please contact ” 

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  

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as 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.