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The University of Southampton
Economic, Social and Political Sciences

Lecturer in Gerontology

Published: 7 February 2017 Origin:  Ageing & Gerontology

Location: Highfield Campus

Salary: £32,004 to £40,523

Full Time Fixed Term (2 Years)

Closing Date: Friday 03 March 2017

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Reference: 833217CC

The Department of Gerontology is seeking to appoint a Lectureship in Gerontology (Level 4 or 5). You will have experience in teaching quantitative research methods and one or more of the following fields: health, health policy, or long-term care. Expertise in advanced quantitative research methods (eg longitudinal analysis, event history analysis) would be an advantage. You will contribute to postgraduate teaching programmes, enhance the research profile of the Centre for Research on Ageing and the Department, and bring a proven record of research and publication.

You will be a part of the University of Southampton, an institution in the top 1% of world Universities (QS World Rankings 2018) and one of the UK’s top 15 research-intensive universities. We have an international reputation for research, teaching and enterprise activities.

You will work in the Department of Gerontology, situated in Social Sciences within the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences. The Faculty brings together a unique range of disciplines and is committed to tackling the world’s biggest challenges through interdisciplinary research.

Gerontology staff members were returned with Social Sciences staff under the 2014 REF Social Policy (UoA22), which was ranked fifth in the UK on research power and our research environment was rated 100% world leading.

You will be expected to teach on the MSc in Gerontology and MSc Global Ageing and Policy, co-supervise MSc students and, where appropriate, supervise PhD students. You will also engage in high quality research and publication and have opportunities to collaborate in existing major research council funded programmes within the Centre for Research on Ageing, where appropriate.

You will have a Degree and PhD in Gerontology or in one of the Social Sciences or in a discipline closely related to the study of ageing and the lifecourse (eg. Social Policy, Demography, Sociology, Health, Social Care, Economics, Psychology, Social Statistics, Geography) and have relevant teaching and research experience. A commitment to working across traditional disciplinary boundaries, both in research and teaching is valued. We would expect the successful applicants to have a background in ageing and the ability to strengthen existing expertise in this area and contribute to the teaching of students in receipt of Commonwealth Scholarships.

The post is tenable from 1 April 2017.

The research interests and recent publications of current members of staff in the Academic Unit of Social Sciences, including further information the Centre for Research on Ageing, can be found on our website ( ). More general information on the Academic Unit of Social Sciences can be found at: .

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Maria Evandrou, Director of the Centre for Research on Ageing, via email .

For more information visit the Lecturer for Gerontology on the University of Southampton jobs page .

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at . The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Charlene Tyson (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 6803. Please quote reference 833217CC on all correspondence.

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