Job: Faculty position in digital technologies, immersive media, and social change at Lancaster University, UK

The department of Sociology at Lancaster University, UK is currently advertising 5 new academic jobs.

For the Media and Cultural Studies Programme, the department is particularly interested in receiving applications from scholars working on digital technologies, immersive media and social change, including scholars working on VR and games (serious games, games and gender, games and media literacy).

Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer/ Reader/ Professor of Inequalities, in the disciplines of Sociology, Social Work or Media and Cultural Studies

Salary: Lecturer: £33,518 – £47,722, Senior Lecturer/Reader: £50,618 – £56,950, Professor: minimum of £63,836
Closing Date:  Sunday 30 September 2018
Interview Date:  Thursday 18 October 2018
Reference: A2368

Announcing a major investment in the field of inequalities teaching and research, Lancaster University seeks to appoint five people to join the Department of Sociology, within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. We are seeking outstanding individuals, who can contribute to teaching, research and service, commensurate with the candidate’s experience and seniority. Candidates will be expected to outline a detailed research plan that will contribute to social research on inequalities (such as those based on class, race, gender, sexuality, disability and age).

For Senior Lecturer and above preference will be given to candidates with a track record of income generation, publication, successful supervision of postgraduate research students, outstanding undergraduate teaching portfolio. Posts will be housed within the three teaching programmes in the Department: Sociology, Social Work, Media and Cultural Studies (& Gender Studies).

Lancaster Sociology is an exciting, research-oriented department and home to academics from a range of different disciplines attracted by the stimulating ‘post-disciplinary’ critical intellectual environment. The Department was rated in the top three for sociology in the last UK Research Excellence Framework, rated 46th best sociology department in the world, and our undergraduate programmes are consistently rated in the top ten in the UK for their subject areas.

The Department is committed to forms of ‘public sociology’ that investigate, protect and enhance the interests of publics in changing and often dangerous times. Whilst the field is open we are particularly interested in candidates whose expertise on inequalities relates to any of the following research and teaching areas:

  • Digital technologies, immersive media, and social change
  • Non-Western media cultures and practices
  • Gender, Sexuality and Media
  • Environment, Science and Technology
  • Violence and Society
  • Social Work (Children and Families or Adults)

Other areas of research in the department include: child protection and family justice, climate change, crises, disability studies, energy demand, food shortages, contested futures, mental distress, migration, mobilities security, social justice, and welfare reform. For further details about the department see:

Applications at all levels, from Lecturer/Teaching Fellow, Senior Lecturer/Teaching Fellow, Reader, Professor to Distinguished Professor are welcomed. Job share and part-time arrangements will be considered.

Informal enquiries may be made to Chris Grover, Head of Department, Tel: +44 (0)1524 594122, email or Imogen Tyler Tel: +44 (0)7920 828714, email

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.


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