Digital Sociology

Digital technologies are transforming social, cultural and professional life.  You will play a major part in developing a new programme of research and teaching on the social processes and implications of these developments, including new approaches to the analysis and visualisation of social data in Sociology.

Working closely with your mentor and colleagues across the School, you will develop a strong social media presence, publish and present to international audiences and develop a wide network of collaborators across the social sciences. You will also co-supervise PhDs and work on and contribute to the redevelopment of the BA in Sociology, with a particular focus on digital methodologies.  You would be supported to submit grant applications for personal fellowships (e.g. Leverhulme Fellowship; Horizon 2020) and small individual or networking research grants as well as work with colleagues across the schools to submit larger grants.

You will have significant proven research experience within the field of Digital Sociology, the ability to teach at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate level, as well as a clear and compelling vision for personal academic development.

University Grade 8 (£38,511 to £45,954)

For informal enquiries about the role please contact Professor Anne Kerr, tel: +44 (0)113 343 7380, email:  

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