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Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Policing

School of Law, Policing and Forensics

Location:  Stoke campus
Salary:   £34,804 to £49,553 per annum depending on experience
Tenure:  Full time
Release Date:  Wednesday 27 May 2020
Closing Date:   Sunday 28 June 2020
Interview Date:   Monday 27 July 2020
Reference:  LPF19-26

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the dynamic, expanding and very successful Department of Criminology, Policing and Forensic Science at Staffordshire University.

Staffordshire University is on a journey to become the foremost modern higher education institution in the UK, with an international reputation for excellence, and we are looking for inspirational and effective people to take us to the next stage.

In 2018 we broke into the World University rankings for the first time and were named as a top 50 UK university by the Guardian. The quality of our student experience has placed us in the top 10 for teaching quality in the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 and in 2019 we achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework.

Many of our students come from areas with low rates of participation in higher education and we continually strive to ensure the courses we offer meet the needs of people and employers. We are a university of and for our community: local, national and global. If you share our values and have the skills to deliver our vision, we want to hear from you

We are seeking brilliant, friendly, ambitious and inspirational candidates to join the Department of Criminology, Policing and Forensic Science

The role would include such activities as:

  • Preparing and delivering teaching and learning activity on various aspects of our BSc (Hons) Policing and Criminal Investigation and our BSc (Hons) Professional Policing  
  • To teach and assess, as part of a teaching team, in the areas of knowledge appropriate to the School provision, and where appropriate, across other Schools of the University
  • To contribute to the development of specialist teaching and learning provision, including short courses, in the subject specialism and associated disciplines
  • Enhancement of the student experience and facilitating ongoing course evaluation and development.
  • Engaging with and developing innovative and effective teaching methods to enhance student engagement and achievement.
  • Contributing to student recruitment and ongoing promotion of the course.

The successful applicant will work well within a team and will possess excellent communication skills. Formal teaching experience is preferred but is not essential if applying for the Lecturer (Grade 7) post, although applicants who do not hold a teaching qualification would be expected to work towards one if successful. 

Applicants will have a PhD in a relevant subject and/or significant professional experience in criminal investigation from either a Police or other agency perspective alongside a level 7 qualification (Masters’). Increasingly the Police engage with partner agencies on criminal investigations. Consequently, the Department is seeking to extend the scope of the Policing and Criminal Investigation degree to reflect the growing complexity of multi-agency investigations. 

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

Thank you for your interest in this role. Whilst the University campus is currently closed, the University is still open, and we are providing online lessons to our students as well as essential services. We welcome your application during this time and aim to recruit to new posts using digital capabilities such as Skype or Microsoft Teams. 

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.

Please note: All correspondence at each stage of the process for employment within Staffordshire University will be sent to you via the email address you applied from, please ensure you check your emails regularly. Please check your junk / spam email folders for any further communication from us.



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