Urban Sociology

Sociology has a vital role to play in understanding the changing nature of cities and their regions, particularly the causes and effects of poverty, insecurity and inequality in urban settings. Working closely with your mentor, Professor Tracy Shildrick, and colleagues across the School and social sciences, you will play a key role in developing Leeds as a centre of excellence in urban sociology. You will forge links with other centres and stakeholders across the region and beyond, including internationally, and contribute to the development of a range of new research and teaching initiatives.

You will publish and present to international audiences, co-supervise PhDs and contribute to the undergraduate and Masters courses on the sociology of urban life.  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 also have significant proven research experience within the field of Urban 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: E.A.Kerr@leeds.ac.uk.  

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