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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Forensic Science

School of Justice, Security and Sustainability

Location:  Stoke campus
Salary:   £35,326 to £50,296 Per Annum Pro Rata
Tenure:  Part time 0.8 FTE (Maternity Cover, Temporary for one year)
Release Date:  Monday 20 September 2021
Closing Date:   Friday 05 November 2021
Reference:  JSS21-02

Who is Staffordshire University?  

We are the Connected University with 100 years of experience and ambition in becoming the UK’s foremost digital Institution. Our main campus is located in Stoke on Trent alongside our Centres of Excellence in Healthcare Education located in Stafford and Shrewsbury. Staffordshire University London’s Digital Institute is our first campus outside the Midlands.

With more than 10,000 Full Time Undergraduate and Postgraduate students on campus, we continue to drive innovation and change, aiming to positively disrupt our sector. For our University, it is about so much more than the numbers. In fact, if there’s one thing that sets us apart, it’s our people who are all #ProudToBeStaffs. Every one of our employees goes above and beyond to deliver on our connected mission, responding to the needs of our students, academic partners, businesses and society.  

Over the past 5 years, we have transformed ourselves into a Gold standard provider of teaching and learning, gaining historically high positions in the UK league tables. With digital skills being at our core, we strive for diversity in all its forms and play an important role in our local communities and regional economies.

About the role 

An opportunity has arisen in the Department of Criminology, Policing and Forensic Science for a temporary, one-year fixed term 0.8 FTE Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Forensic Science (maternity cover). You will be part of an outstanding, collegiate Forensics team which delivers the BSc (Hons) Forensic Science, BSc (Hons) Forensic Investigation, MSc Forensic Science and MSc Digital Forensic Investigation. Teaching is done both through face-to-face teaching and online distance learning. We encourage applicants with a strong background in Forensic Investigative processes; with specific focus on finger mark development techniques, scene photography and using statistical approaches in forensics.

You will possess a good undergraduate honours degree in Forensic Science or a related subject and a PhD in a cognate discipline, together with good publication potential. You will have experience of teaching and learning in Higher Education, including support through VLEs. You will have experience of, or show willingness to take part in, the range of the team’s activities, including recruitment, outreach and maintenance of the team’s social media profile. You will be able to demonstrate excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills, be a good team player and be flexible and adaptable to change.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact: 

Dr Jo Turner - Head of Department Criminology, Policing and Forensic Science 

Dr Duncan Parker Course Director, Forensics Awards

In return for your dedication, we have a competitive benefits package available

  • Competitive incremental rates of Pay
  • Starting from 29 days Annual Leave (depending on job grade) plus 11 days Bank Holiday and Discretionary days
  • Excellent Pension Scheme
  • Access to continued professional and personal development
  • An opportunity to become part of the wider University community
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted Health & Fitness Facilities on site at the Stoke Campus
  • Discounted Travel by Rail or Bus, with the option of season tickets loans


We reserve the right to close any vacancies when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. All applicants are advised to complete and submit your applications as soon as possible.

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Staffordshire University is committed to promoting and enabling a positive culture where staff, students and visitors are confident to be their authentic selves. We focus on inclusion as a way to ensure equality of opportunity for all our people and to demonstrate our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Human Rights.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, regardless of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits a diverse organisation can bring for the University. 

We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people, who are currently under-represented in the University workforce.



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