13 de abril de 2016

Cambridge University Lecturer in the Sociology of Science and Technology

Cambridge University Lecturer in the Sociology of Science and Technology - Closing date 17 April 2016

The Department of Sociology is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified individual to a University Lectureship in the Sociology of Science and Technology preferably from September 2016. The post is supported by the Trinity Joint Lectureship Scheme, and the successful candidate will be expected to take up a Fellowship at Robinson College.

We encourage applications from scholars working in any area of the sociology of science and technology, including (but not restricted to) sociological work on medicine and the life sciences, on biotechnology and the biotech industries, on digital technologies and their social and political impact,
and on social aspects of the environment and climate change. This appointment fits closely with the broader research strategy of the School of the Humanities and Social Sciences and the University as it seeks to strengthen collaborative research between the social sciences and natural sciences, and could contribute to one or more existing strategic research initiatives, such as those concerned with stem cells, Big Data, Public Policy and the Digital Society.

The person appointed will be required to have a strong publication record of international standing. Lecturers are expected to raise research grants and make a substantial contribution to the undergraduate and graduate teaching in the Department.

Sociology is part of the Faculty of Human, Social and Political Sciences (HSPS), along with the Department of Politics and International Relations, and the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology. The Faculty sits within the School of the Humanities and Social Sciences. The Department of Sociology has a strong research profile and the successful applicant will be expected to have an excellent track record in research. All our teaching staff are expected to be entered into future rounds of the Research Excellence Framework, and we expect to submit work of international standing for all our returned staff. Applicants should have a degree and postgraduate qualification in sociology or a related social science, significant experience in the sociology of science and technology, a proven track record of published work and winning research grant funding, as well as excellent teaching, organisational, administrative and interpersonal skills.

The current pensionable stipends are: £39,896 - £49,230 (Lecturer, University Grade 9). In exceptional circumstances, it may be possible to offer a supplement to the salary range stated for this post of up to £5,000. Any such supplement would be awarded on the basis of a demonstrable history
of outstanding achievement and an expected future level of contribution and is entirely at the discretion of the University.

Interviews will be held in May 2016. Full details in the Further
Particulars.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Professor Patrick Baert (Head of Department): <mailto:pjnb100@cam.ac.uk> pjnb100@cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference JM08182 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.