University of Otago, Department of Sociology, Gender and Social Work, Division of Humanities

The Department of Sociology, Gender and Social Work invites applications for a Lecturer to contribute to the sociology programme at the university.

JOB DESCRIPTION: The position provides the opportunity to work within a strong and forward-looking department dedicated to excellence in sociological research and education. The appointee will contribute to teaching and curriculum development at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in sociology, carry out a programme of independent research related to sociology and supervise postgraduate student research.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: It is expected that candidates will either have, or will be close to completing, a PhD. The candidate should be able to make a strong contribution into some of the following key areas of the sociology curriculum. These areas include:
- Environmental Sociology,
- Methods: Quantitative or Qualitative,
- Theory: Classical sociological theory, introductory concepts in Sociology.

While the intention of the search committee is to fill a position in Environmental Sociology, excellent candidates from any field within Sociology will be considered - particularly if they can bring strengths to the teaching of methods and/or sociological theory.

The successful candidate will need to be available to teach in semester one, 2013 and would need to take up the position no later than 31 January, 2013.

FURTHER INFORMATION: Specific enquiries may be directed to Professor Hugh Campbell, Head of Department, Sociology, Gender and Social Work. Tel 03 479 8749, email

Applications quoting reference number 1200975 will close on Sunday, 2 September 2012.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: To see a full job description and to apply online go to:

Equal opportunity in employment is University policy.

E tautoko ana Te Whare Wananga o Otago i te kaupapa whakaorite whiwhinga mahi

Posted 8/9/12