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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Criminology

School of Law, Policing and Forensics

Location:  Stoke campus
Salary:   £34,804 to £49,553 per annum
Tenure:  Full time permanent
Release Date:  Wednesday 06 November 2019
Closing Date:   Sunday 08 December 2019
Interview Date:   Friday 10 January 2020
Reference:  LPF19-11

Come and join our brilliant and friendly team on our exciting journey! 

We are looking for a highly motivated Lecturer or Senior Lecturer (depending on experience) to join us in delivering our exciting undergraduate and postgraduate courses and to contribute to our high-quality research profile. We have a well-established and popular set of Criminology and Policing courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and we enjoy an excellent reputation for research. We seek individuals with knowledge and experience of a range of core Criminological concepts and skills, including theories of crime and punishment. We are particularly keen to hear from Criminologists with expertise in Policing.

You will be joining our team delivering undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Criminology and Professional Policing, as well as providing support to other routes as required. You will have experience of and a commitment to delivering high quality teaching in a multi-disciplinary environment and have excellent communication skills. You will work with colleagues from academic disciplines including Law and Forensic Science and with others across the wider university community.

Whilst flexibility is required at times and specific responsibilities will vary, the typical range of duties of this post will include:

  • To teach and assess, as part of a teaching team
  • To contribute to the development of specialist teaching and learning provision
  • To enhance the quality of teaching provision and programme development
  • To contribute to student support in administrative and pastoral roles
  • To contribute to the subject’s activities and reputation both internally and externally
  • To enhance the School’s ability to engage with industrial and external partner contacts
  • To support and participate in the development of a strong research profile (where appropriate)
  • To maintain and develop areas of expertise under the general guidance and oversight of the Head of Department.
  • To undertake appropriate professional development and mandatory training activities as identified or required

Specific responsibilities of a Senior Lecturer:

  • To be responsible for the development, design, delivery and leadership of modules at various levels
  • To be responsible for course leadership within own area of academic/subject expertise and to set the strategic agenda
  • To undertake operational management and/or academic leadership responsibilities
  • To make an important contribution to curriculum development and new course development
  • To take on responsibilities (leading small projects where appropriate)
  • To support the Head of Department in the effective day to day operation of the allocated academic area.
  • To conduct appraisals in the subject team as directed by the Head of Department
  • To act as a mentor to colleagues and to support the development of less experienced colleagues as appropriate

The Benefits of this role:

  • Competitive incremental rates of Pay
  • 37 days Annual Leave, 11 days Bank Holiday and Discretionary days
  • Excellent Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted Health & Fitness Facilities
  • Discounted Travel by Rail or Bus
  • Easy access to commuter links

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Jo Turner at

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:

At the University we celebrate diversity and promote equality and inclusion amongst our staff and students. As such, we welcome applications from all, regardless of personal characteristics or background. We particularly welcome applications from Women and Black and Asian Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within the University at a senior level.

To apply, you will be required to complete an online application form and submit a copy of your CV quoting the relevant reference number for the role you are applying for.

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