Associate Professorship of Computational Social Science


Department of Sociology in association with Reuben College

Locations: Department of Sociology, 42-43 Park End Street, Oxford, OX1 1JD and

1-2 South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3UB

Salary on the scale within the range of £48,114 to £64,605 p.a.

The Department of Sociology together with the Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science (LCDS) seek to appoint an Associate Professor of Computational Social Science in association with an Official Fellowship at Reuben College.

The successful candidate will undertake research, teaching and administration in the Department of Sociology and the Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science. Teaching duties will be focused on Sociology’s masters’ programmes and are likely to include contributing to the compulsory modules on quantitative methods, teaching an option (elective) module, and supervision of masters as well as doctoral students in the Department.

The successful candidate should hold a PhD in an area related to the LCDS such as demography, sociology, biology, genetics, economics, econometrics, criminology, statistics, epidemiology or public health, geography, computer science or another related discipline. An outstanding record of high-quality research and publications and/or promise of pipeline of research, as well as well as ability to teach, supervise and examine high-achieving and challenging graduate students are essential for this post. Experience in working within an interdisciplinary environment would be desirable.

Associate professors who are awarded the title of full professor may receive from the University an additional salary payment of £2,804 per annum.

Appointments to Associate Professorships are confirmed as permanent on successful completion of a review during the first five years. If you would like to discuss this post and find out more about joining the academic community at Oxford, please contact Professor Christiaan Monden, Head of Sociology, at, Professor Melinda Mills, Director of the LCDS,, or Professor Lionel Tarassenko, President of Reuben College, at

All enquiries will be treated in strict confidence; they will not form part of the selection decision. Any offer made will be subject to pre-employment checks. The duties and skills required are described in more detail in the further particulars, which also contain details of how to apply.

The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon UK time on October, 12th September 2020 with interviews scheduled for October/November 2020.

We are committed to equality, valuing diversity and inclusion. As such, applications are encouraged from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

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