Lancaster University

Lancaster University

Senior Lecturer/Lecturer of Race, Religion and Society

United Kingdom

Closing in 37 days

Senior Lecturer/Lecturer of Race, Religion and Society

Politics, Philosophy and Religion Salary: £39,347 to £64,914 Closing Date: Monday 08 January 2024 Interview Date: Monday 19 February 2024 Reference: 1242-23

The Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion at Lancaster University is seeking to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Race, Religion and Society. This is a full time, indefinite post, to start 1st June 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion is a dynamic, interdisciplinary department that is looking to build upon its substantial track record of high quality research, engagement and teaching. We are looking for a new colleague who:

  • will have an excellent profile in research and teaching appropriate to your career stage. You will also have expertise in Race, Religion and Society.
  • can demonstrate interdisciplinary strengths between Religion, Politics and Philosophy.
  • will have an exemplary level of research activity and research funding success for your career stage and a background in engagement and applied policy-oriented work.
  • Can contribute to teaching on our new UG programmes in Global Religions and our MSc Public Policy.
  • Can contribute to our new Ethics, Values and Policy Initiative
  • You will have experience of teaching undergraduates and/or postgraduates, and the ability to attract students and provide high quality, research-led teaching in Race, Religion and Society.

    You will have a record of excellence in published research appropriate to your career stage and have concrete plans for future internationally excellent research publications, research funding and/or projects. You will have the ability to contribute to the research culture in the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion. Your research and teaching development will be supported by a mentoring system within the Department and a range of departmental and faculty level teaching and research development activities.

    The Department is proud of its Athena Swan Award and is committed to the Race Equality Charter application process. The Department works on the advancement of equality, progression, and success for all and welcomes applications from people in all diversity groups, particularly women and ethnic minorities.

    About the Ethics, Values and Policy Initiative

    Reflecting the unique structure and strengths of the PPR Department, the Ethics, Values and Policy Initiative will bring together and galvanise a range of research, seminars, workshops and conferences to raise the profile and importance of the fundamental role of ethics and values in all types and levels of policy making.

    About the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion (PPR)

    PPR is a vibrant, diverse and growing department of 47+ academic staff based in Lancaster University's Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. PPR was formed in 2010 by merging three subjects – Politics and International Relations, Philosophy, and Religious Studies and is the only department of its kind in the UK. Politics, Philosophy and Religion Lancaster University

    About Lancaster University

    Lancaster University is highly ranked and research-led. The University is an excellent place to work, offering generous benefits and sabbatical entitlements. The historic city of Lancaster has a thriving arts and cultural scene. The North West of England offers high standards of living, beautiful countryside, including the Lake District, and excellent national and international transport connectivity.

    This post is offered at either Lecturer (Grade 7/8) or Senior Lecturer (Grade 9) level. Applicants should apply for one or the other via the on- line system following the relevant link depending on how they view their skills and experience meet the expectations of the Job Descriptions and Person Specifications. Appointment offer will be made according to how the interview panel judge those skills and experience as articulated in the Job Description and Person Specification following the recruitment and selection process.

    Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be made to: Prof Chakravarthi Ram- Prasad [email protected] or the HoD Prof Robert Geyer [email protected]

    To apply for the Lecturer role, click here: Lecturer of Race, Religion and Society

    To apply for the Senior Lecturer role, click here: Senior Lecturer of Race, Religion and Society

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  • Please note: Unless specified otherwise in the advert wording, all

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    The University provides an environment that strongly supports the

    individual needs of each employee, whilst promoting the importance of wellbeing for all our colleagues. We have a range of support networks available for our employees, and more information on these can be found on the ‘Working at Lancaster' information page.

    We are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an

    individual basis. The University recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address all inequality in higher education.

    We warmly welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless

    of their age, religion, gender identity or expression, race, disability or sexual orientation, and are committed to promoting diversity, and equality of opportunity.

    Job details


    Senior Lecturer/Lecturer of Race, Religion and Society


    Lancaster University


    United Kingdom


    November 15, 2023

    Application deadline

    January 08, 2024

    Job type



    History,Philosophy,Political Science

    About the employer

    Established in 1964 by the Royal Charter, Lancaster University is amongst the leading research-intensive universities in the UK. It is among the only 6 collegiate universities in the country and has collaborations with NHS, GCHQ, LEP, CEH, EA, Sunway University, and UFLA, Brazil. Initially, the university was based at St. Leonard's Gate. The campus was moved to Bailrigg in South Lancaster in 1968. The university formerly had four colleges namely Cartmel, County, Lonsdale, and Bowland. Grizedale, Fylde, Furness, Pendle, and Graduate colleges were set up after 1990. Currently, it has 9 colleges that offer a total of 18 research programs.

    The Lancaster University campus occupies a beautiful 560-acre parkland site at Bailrigg, just three miles from Lancaster city center. The Bailrigg campus is home to Lancaster Arts, bringing together our own theatre, art gallery, and concert series. The Nuffield Theatre is one of the largest professional studio theatres in Europe. It hosts public performances of theatre, contemporary dance and live art from some of the best-known and respected companies from the UK and abroad. Each of the 9 colleges has its private residence blocks, administration staff, halls, bars, and Wi-Fi enabled common areas. There are two banks, a bakery, an ice-cream parlor, general stores and supermarkets, a beauty salon, and a post office on the university campus. Lancaster also has Chaplaincy Centre which houses prayer rooms with facilities for different faiths such as Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, Islam, and Baha'i. Lancaster University provides university bus services making it convenient for the students and employees to commute. Further, the M6 motorway is only a five minutes' drive from the campus. It takes 10 minutes to drive to the West Coast Main Line that connects the city to London, Scotland, and Manchester.

    The academic structure of the university consists of undergraduate degree programs, postgraduate courses, research, and doctoral level programs. The acclaimed staff of the university guides the students into international level research centered on humanities, business subjects, natural sciences, modern languages, social sciences, and technology. Presently, the university has over 13,000 full-time students enrolled for first and higher degrees. There are 3,027 employees on the university campus including 1,323 faculty members.

    Lancaster University has over 148,000 alumni in more than 180 countries. The university has a notable list of alumni who have gained recognition in their respective disciplines. Emily Fleeshman is a Hollywood actress, famous for her role of Nikki in popular TV show Still Open All Hours. Also, she is the founder of an acting school named ‘The Actors' Lab’ based in Salford. Satnam Rana is a news presenter on BBC. Some other noble laureates of the university are Roger Ashton-Griffiths (actor), Andrew Brooke Miller (Novelist), Catherine Jane Smith (a member of British Labour Party), Lucy Jane Briers (actor), Andy Serkis (actor and director), Bruce Sewell (former counsel of Apple).

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