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Lecturer in Criminology

Vacancy Details

Salary: Grade 7 £33,199 - £37,345 per annum
Job Type: Academic
Closing Date: 08/15/2019
Date Posted: 07/18/2019
Reference: A1120




The School of Natural and Social Sciences is seeking to appointment a Lecturer in Criminology. The appointee will join the Social Sciences subject community which delivers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Criminology, and undergraduate degrees in Sociology and in Professional Policing.


We are particularly interested in applications from those with expertise in criminal/forensic investigation, homicide, and serious and violent crime. There will be opportunities to teach across the criminology programme and allied courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level. The post-holder will also have the opportunity to supervise research students.


Our ethos is student-centred and we value inspirational teaching that is both research-informed and connects student learning to real world issues. Staff are encouraged to undertake applied research and consultancy with stakeholders in private, public and third sector organisations, which in turn will create new opportunities for students to apply their learning and explore career opportunities.


We encourage applications from early and mid-career academics with significant potential to develop a strong research profile. The post-holder should offer a publication profile consistent with career stage and there is an opportunity to contribute to the University’s submission into REF 2021 UoA21 (Sociology).


Based at our attractive campus in Cheltenham, we offer a welcoming and positive working environment. 


This position is available for a start in September/October 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.


Further Details


For further information relating to the post, informal enquiries may be made to Dr Jon Hobson, Academic Subject Leader for Social Sciences ( or Dr Andrew Stafford, Academic Course Leader for Criminology (


Closing Date: Midday Thursday 15th August 2019

Interview Date: Tuesday 10th September 2019


The University understands the benefits of recruiting a diverse range of people and welcome applications from under-represented sections of the community.


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