Lecturers in Sociology and Gender Studies

Who we are

The University of Otago is a research-intensive university with a long history of excellence. Ranked within the top 1% of universities in the world, the University of Otago recognises that our staff are the key to our success.

Our Sociology, Gender Studies and Criminology programme within the School of Social Sciences in the Division of Humanities offers courses leading to the academic degrees of BA, BASc, BA(Hons), Dip Grad, MA and PhD. Research is an integral part of what we do, with staff members and students spending significant time on research activities. Our staff have established reputations in their areas of expertise and the programme as a whole has an energetic research culture.

The role

We are seeking to appoint two outstanding Lecturers to join our Sociology, Gender Studies and Criminology Programme at the University of Otago. These roles are full time, permanent (confirmation path) positions. One Lecturer will teach primarily into sociology and the other will teach primarily into the gender studies area.

The positions provide the opportunity to work within a strong and forward-looking programme dedicated to excellence in teaching and research, as well as a spirit of collegiality. The successful candidate will contribute to teaching and curriculum development at undergraduate level, be involved in postgraduate supervision, and carry out a programme of independent research.

In this role you will be expected to make a strong contribution to several of the following areas of our curriculum:

  • Sociological theory
  • Environmental sociology
  • Science and technology studies
  • Gender in everyday life
  • Gender and the media
  • Indigenous or intersectional approaches

The Sociology, Gender Studies and Criminology Programme is committed to strengthening its curriculum and research in relation to the Treaty of Waitangi, the University of Otago’s Māori Strategic Framework. We welcome applications from Māori and Pasifika scholars with research interests in any area of sociology and/or gender studies, in particular Indigenous or intersectional approaches.

Your skills and experience

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a strong disciplinary grounding in sociology and/or gender studies and also have:

  • A PhD in sociology and/or gender studies.
  • Demonstrated teaching experience at tertiary level.
  • Relevant research experience and corresponding publication record.
  • A commitment to developing collaborative working relationships with colleagues and to supporting the University’s Māori, Pacific, and Sustainability strategic frameworks.

Further details

The University of Otago is well-known for its collegiality and, combined with living in the vibrant city of Dunedin, provides opportunities for an excellent work-life balance. The Dunedin campus is ranked as one of the top 15 most beautiful in the world. The city has affordable living, excellent schools, and a great array of activities, ranging from art and literature to outdoor activities.

Specific enquiries may be directed to Professor Chris Brickell, Head of Programme, Sociology, Gender and Criminology – Phone: +64 3 479 8184​

Applications close September 7th – Read More