The successful candidate

will play a full part in the Department and take on varied education-focussed roles including the planning, delivery and assessment of units; academic tutoring; and widening participation activities as well as administrative roles as appropriate. We are particularly keen to hear from candidates with a qualification in social work and experience of teaching undergraduate programmes in social work. Specific teaching and administrative responsibilities will be discussed during interview. 

This is a fixed term appointment for 2 years. 

We are looking for passionate and committed university level teachers who meet the essential criteria outlined in the job description. Candidates are encouraged to visit the department’s website to find out more about our teaching portfolio.

For any informal queries please contact Rachel Forrester-Jones, Head of Social and Policy Sciences, at [email protected] Please be sure to make all applications via the University of Bath site.

The Department of Social and Policy Sciences is an internationally renowned Department, and one of the leading centres for social sciences in the UK. We have an excellent reputation for delivering cutting edge research and innovative teaching that has genuine impact in the world. The Department offers programmes in social work, sociology, social policy, criminology, and international development (

What we can offer you:

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. 

We are:

  • a family friendly workplace 
  • open to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit you and the University. 
  • recognising of the talents of our diverse workforce through an excellent reward package 
  • encouraging of your personal and professional development
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    We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated , respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances  health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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