The Department of Sociological Studies at The University of Sheffield wishes to recruit a permanent Lecturer in Digital Media and Society and a fixed-term Lecturer in Digital Media and Society for 24 months, both posts starting on 1 September 2018.


Successful candidates will play a key role in contributing to the Department’s portfolio, maintaining its high standards of teaching through delivering modules in Digital Media and Society on BA and MA programmes in this area. You will have an interest in how the digital relates to core social issues, for example, identity, inequality, everyday life, work, the life course.


You will teach or run modules in some (but not all) of the following areas at BA or MA level:

  • Researching Digital Society
  • Digital Methods
  • Visual Methods
  • Digital Identity
  • Social Media and Society
  • Media Studies
  • Digital Media and Society Work Placement

You will be expected to make a contribution to undergraduate and MA dissertation supervision as appropriate.


You will have a PhD in relevant discipline.  Expertise in Digital Media and Society and experience of teaching in the subject area, ideally at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, is essential. You will have a growing record of quality research publications and will develop your research profile in line with the Departmental Research Strategy, through personal research, applying for research funding, and supervising research students. You will also take on a Departmental administrative role.


Job Reference Number: UOS018602

Contract Type: 2 posts, 1 fixed-term from 1 September for 24 months

Department: Department of Sociological Studies

Salary: Grade 8 £39,992 to £47,722 per annum, with potential to progress to £53,691 through sustained exceptional contribution (open ended position)

Closing Date: 29th March 2018 

Details: > current vacancies > search ‘digital’ (please don’t email asking for a specific URL, it doesn’t work to copy and paste this).


Please specify in your job application whether you wish to be considered for the permanent and/or the fixed term position.

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