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Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, G4 0BA
£44,737 - £51,805 per year pro rata
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Part Time
28 hours per week
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Glasgow Caledonian University - the University for the Common Good - is a vibrant, values-led, multi-cultural University with a global outlook, dedicated to delivering social innovation. Our organisational strategy is aligned with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and our globally recognised researchers advise governments, industry and international bodies. We’re ranked fifth in the world and first in the UK for promoting gender equality, 69th globally for social impact, and the top modern university in Scotland for research power. In 2020-21, we contributed £1.7 billion and more than 14,000 jobs across the globe.

GCU is committed to widening participation, delivering positive outcomes for our students, and we’re Scotland’s leading provider of Graduate Apprenticeships. With campuses in Glasgow, London and New York, we have transnational partnerships around the world, supporting more than 22,000 students. Guided by our inspirational Chancellor, Dr Annie Lennox OBE, and guided by our values – integrity, responsibility, creativity and confidence - we transform the lives of the people and communities we serve.

Within GCU, the Glasgow School for Business and Society hosts the Department of Social Sciences. As a school, we seek to develop new critical knowledge about and for wider society and business, informed by our values of social justice, entrepreneurship, global citizenship, and responsible management. The Department of Social Sciences is a dynamic and innovative multidisciplinary group within the school, which is committed to research and teaching excellence, public engagement and community empowerment. Our learning, teaching, research, and community engagement is informed by our commitment to the Common Good. The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021 ranked us as 7th in the UK for Social Sciences.

The main purpose of this role is to deliver teaching and learning in Sociology and Quantitative Research Methods and related areas, undertake research and publish in high quality journals and to develop the international profile of the department and related programmes. We expect that candidates will also have experience in relation to inclusive learning and disability. You would be part of a multidisciplinary team contributing to both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and supervision.

We are looking for individuals with a PhD (or near completion/equivalent) in a relevant area and who have experience of teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in Sociology and Research Methods. You should also have experience of module and teaching administration and research expertise in a relevant specialism.

If you would like to discuss this, please contact Dr John Connolly, by emailing

As the University for the Common Good, we are committed to embedding equality, diversity and inclusion, as well as our values in everything that we do.  As such, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates who demonstrate the GCU Values.

Glasgow Caledonian University is committed to a fair and transparent recruitment process that is free from bias so that we can attract and retain a high performing workforce which makes a critical contribution to our success​.

The University holds the prestigious Athena SWAN Silver institution award, which recognises our significant record of activity and achievement in promoting gender equality across different disciplines.

As a Disability Confident 'Committed' employer, we are striving to ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible to disabled people. Although the Disability Confident 'Committed' level does not guarantee an interview for disabled applicants, we will make reasonable adjustments for disabled applicants during the recruitment process.

The University also holds the Carer Positive ‘Engaged’ employer award, which recognises our commitment to supporting staff with caring responsibilities.

Glasgow Caledonian University are committed signatories to the Armed Forces Covenant

The University offers a range of benefits including opportunities for professional development, family friendly policies, cycle to work scheme and onsite childcare facilities.

Please note that the appointment will be made on the first point of the salary scale (unless by exception).