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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Social Inequalities

Salary:   £34,189 to £39,609
Closing Date:   Friday 17 May 2019
Interview Date:   Tuesday 28 May 2019
Reference:  A2646

Lancaster is searching for a postdoctoral fellow in sociology and/or media and cultural studies who will help cement our world leading research by assisting Professor Beverley Skeggs in the development of our new research centre in the field of inequalities. 

You will be able to demonstrate both outstanding research potential and experience in administration (building profile) and collaborative team working. You will be expected to pursue a high-profile research agenda, generate and support bids for external research funding and produce publications that will support/enable a very strong submission to the next national Research Excellence Framework evaluation, which is underpinned by a strategy that all staff will publish at least two 4* outputs for the next submission. You will also have an opportunity to supervise BA and MA dissertations, PhD theses and contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate modules (supported by existing staff and balanced with the context of other workload priorities). 

Whilst the field is open we are particularly interested in appointing a candidate whose research would benefit from being mentored by Professor Skeggs in the following research areas:

* Inequalities relating to the intersections of class, gender, race and sexualities

* Care and social reproduction

* Political and moral economy (including in media and cultural forms)

Other areas of research in the department include: crises, food shortages, energy demand, climate change, new technologies, disability studies, child protection, mental distress, security, social justice, welfare reform, migration and contested futures.

Applicants must have submitted their PhD and had their viva at the time of application.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Beverley Skeggs, email or Chris Grover, Head of Department,

The Department’s webpage is at

This is a full-time, fixed term post. The Post will commence on or after August 1st 2019 until 31 July 2022.

Interviews will be held on May 28th 2019. 

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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