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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Criminology

School of Justice, Security and Sustainability

Location:  Stoke Campus
Salary:   £35,326 to £50,296 Per Annum
Tenure:  Full time Permanent
Release Date:  Friday 06 May 2022
Closing Date:   Sunday 05 June 2022
Interview Date:   Monday 27 June 2022
Reference:  JSS21-33R

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 Society, Crime and Environment for a full-time Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Criminology. This position has a Policing focus and we welcome applicants who could teach research processes, including quantitative research methods, and topics such as police roles and duties and police powers. Being able to teach more specialist areas such as vulnerability, public protection, and missing persons would be a particular advantage. We are interested in people passionate about their subject area and whose enthusiasm can inspire our students.

You will be part of an outstanding, collegiate team which delivers an exciting, re-designed, and research-led undergraduate curriculum, namely our College of Policing accredited BSc (Hons) Professional Policing and our BSc (Hons) Policing and Criminal Investigation. Teaching is delivered both face-to-face and virtually. Please note, this position is with the Department of Society, Crime and Environment and our students take our three-year undergraduate courses. There is a separate advertisement for positions with the Institute of Policing, which delivers the police apprenticeships.   

You will have either a PhD in a cognate discipline or be near completion of one. Ideally you will have experience of teaching and learning in Higher Education, including support through VLEs but, if not, you will be fully supported as you develop pedagogic skills. You will have experience of, or show willingness to take part in, the full range of the team’s activities such as student recruitment and outreach and maintenance of the team’s social media profile for example. We would also expect you to be able to contribute to the University’s Research Excellence Framework and/or knowledge exchange provision. You will be able to demonstrate excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills, be a good team player, and be flexible and adaptable to change.

Should you wish to have an informal discussion about the role, please contact Lauren Metcalfe, Course Director for Policing Awards Lauren.Metcalfe@staffs.ac.uk  or Jo Turner, Head of Department, Society, Crime and Environment  jo.turner@staffs.ac.uk

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

  • Competitive incremental rates of Pay
  • 37 days Annual Leave 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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Further details:

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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