In 2019 the BSA commissioned a report on the place of race and ethnicity in the teaching of British Sociology. The research team appointed, based at Manchester University, comprised Remi Joseph-Salisbury, Stephen Ashe, Claire Alexander and Karis Campion. The report was published in summer 2020 and, more specifically, examines the place of race and ethnicity in undergraduate Sociology degree courses and considers the issues and barriers to the teaching of race and ethnicity.
The British Sociological Association has now joined forces with the UK Council for Heads and Professors of Sociology to begin the process of taking forward the recommendations of the 2020 report. Together, we are seeking proposals to:
- Gather and collate relevant, high quality teaching resources and create associated best practice guides.
- Gather and collate relevant, high quality recruitment resources and create associated best practice guides.
The resources and best practice guides will be published and or signposted on the BSA’s website and widely promoted via BSA and HAPS networks to support positive change in the teaching of race and ethnicity in British Sociology and the progression of BME scholars up the academic career ladder.
Tenders should include a table of work describing how the work will be undertaken, within the timeframe and resources available.
Successful candidate(s) will work closely with members of the Project Advisory Board which includes Remi Joseph-Salisbury (co-author of the BSA report on race and ethnicity in British Sociology), members of the BSA Equality and Diversity Sub-Committee, the BSA President, and the Chair of the UK Council of Heads and Professors of Sociology. The maximum budget for this piece of work is £15,000. It is expected that work will be completed by 31 March 2022. The final report and data will be owned by the BSA and the UK Council of Heads and Professors; however suitable academic uses of the data will be discussed with the successful candidate(s) in recognition of the work involved. Informal enquires can be sent to Margaret Luke.
The closing date for the applications is 31 July 2021, 17:00 BST.
To apply, please submit (i) a statement outlining timescales, methods and how any potential challenges will be addressed as well as (ii) CVs of those involved. These should be sent by email to: Margaret Luke. The documentation should be no longer than 10 pages long.