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Department recruiting for lecturer and postdoctoral researcher

The Department of Psychosocial Studies is currently looking to recruit two new fixed-term members of staff to contribute to our teaching and research.

Lecturer B in Psychosocial Studies/Sociology

We are looking for a Lecturer in Psychosocial Studies/Sociology, for a fixed-term contract of three years starting in September 2017. The post has become available following the award of a Wellcome Trust research award to a member of the department.

This appointee will carry out teaching and research of psychosocial studies, and will play a particular role in teaching on the BA Psychosocial Studies and contributing to teaching on taught Master’s programmes offered by the Department and School. The appointee should have a strong commitment to the development of psychosocial studies within the broader framework of the College’s commitment to cross-departmental research in sociology. Furthermore, research should contribute to one or more of the Department's research themes.

The post is part-time, for 28 hours per week (0.8 FTE).

Salary: Grade 8 of the College's London Pay Scale which is £42,913 rising to £50,514 pro-rata per annum.

The closing date for completed applications is midnight on Sunday 25 June 2017. Interviews will be held on Monday 24 July 2017.

Visit our recruitment site for further details and to apply - job reference 12205.

Postdoctoral Researcher

We are looking for a full-time Postdoctoral Researcher to join the core team of the new Wellcome Trust funded research project 'Waiting Times'. The project, led by Lisa Baraitser (Birkbeck) and Laura Salisbury (Exeter) investigates waiting as a cultural and psychosocial concept, and an embodied and historical experience, in order to understand the temporalities of healthcare in the modern period. The Postdoctoral Researcher will undertake research on the temporalities of mental healthcare, with a particular focus on young people.

The successful candidate will have a background in a relevant social science or humanities discipline and substantial experience in qualitative research, and must have a PhD (or equivalent) in relevant subject area or evidence that the PhD will be completed prior to the start date of the post.

Salary: Grade 7 of the College's London Pay Scale which is £36,548 rising to £41,772 per annum.

The closing date for completed applications is midnight on Wednesday 14 June 2017. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 5 July 2017.

Visit our recruitment site for further details and to apply - job reference 12204.

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