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Employment Opportunity: Lecturer in Sociology  

Lecturer in Sociology  






Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS)

  • Continuing, full-time
  • $ 93,336 to $ 110,619 per annum (Level B)
  • Plus 17% employer superannuation. Salary packaging options are available.
  • Relocation assistance provided

The University of New England in Armidale, Australia is a unique university in the enviable position of boasting an excellent international reputation as well as being a leader in research and academic innovation. We aim to foster a constructive and engaged culture where creative ideas and innovation thrive. The appointees will join an enthusiastic and innovative team who teach and research across a range of areas: social theory; social and public policy; sociology of gender, sex and sexuality; medical sociology; political and organisational sociology; popular culture/media; sociology of the environment. The successful applicant may be asked to supervise honours and HDR students and expected to pursue a program of research in his or her field.

About the role

The Discipline of Sociology at UNE seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Sociology, Level B, who will teach and have expertise in social research methods and a research and publication record in one or more core areas of the discipline.

Skills & Experience

Applicants must have a PhD (awarded or submitted) in Sociology or an area relevant to the sociology programs at UNE. Specifically, this post requires teaching and research expertise in social research methods and aspects of social structure and social change. Other essential criteria include a demonstrated research trajectory in relevant sociological fields, demonstrated excellence in teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level, and good communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to teach sociology online and face-to-face.

Additional information

To discuss this role please contact Professor Alan Scott, phone 02 6773 1771 or email

About Armidale

UNE is located in Armidale, which is situated in the New England region of New South Wales, Australia. Armidale is surrounded by world heritage national parks, is two hours drive from the coast, and is a unique university town that offers the facilities of a city. The city is well served for art, music, theatre and education. There are frequent flights to Sydney from the local airport plus a rail link.

Living in Armidale you will experience the best of both city and rural living. Enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle with access to shopping, gourmet food, top sporting facilities and cultural delights all for a fraction of the price you’d expect to pay in a major city. You can live in the heart of Armidale or experience the tranquillity of the New England on a rural property.

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Closing Date:   Sunday 5 March 2018

Reference No:   218039

To demonstrate your suitability for this role, please respond to the selection criteria, contained in the position statement, in your application.

Equity principles underpin all UNE policies and procedures. As a University committed to engaging a diverse workforce, UNE encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.