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Criminology Dissertation Supervisors (Ref:991)

Salary range: 
£19.70 p/hr (based on Lecturer Grade 8, £38,017 pa) holiday pay will be added.

The University of Suffolk’s School of Social Sciences and Humanities is looking for Dissertation Supervisors to support our MSc Leadership in Custodial Environments on-line learning course.  This is a two-year part-time professional practice master’s degree programme for new entrant graduate prison officers.  It is funded by ‘Unlocked Graduates’ and financed by the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) and is the only course of its kind in the country.   

In order to maintain a first class student experience, we are looking for help from criminologists to assist in ethical approval, dissertation supervision and marking. Hours will be offered on an occasional basis and we anticipate 24 hours supervisory time, in total, per student. You may be allocated more than one student.

This is an exciting to time to be part of the University of Suffolk.  Within the School of Social Sciences and Humanities we offer a well-established portfolio of courses including; criminology, law, psychology, sociology, youth justice, policing, social work and counselling.   Our School is all about change, having impact and making a difference. Through teaching, research and collaborative enterprise, we focus on student-centred learning and progression, and meaningful engagement with wider professional and academic communities.  

As the course is mainly delivered online, you will not be required to be based in Ipswich, though you may be expected to attend occasional meetings at the University.  We are particularly interested to hear from people who have expertise and/or experience in penology, whether through academic study or professional practice. 

Please read the job description and if you are interested in applying, in the first instance would you please contact Dr Dev Maitra, Lecturer in Criminology on (01473) 338046 or

Given the nature of this opportunity, we will be reviewing applications on an on-going basis until we have enough people to cover the work.

We are actively committed to growing and supporting a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all backgrounds and communities. We particularly welcome applications from black and ethnic minority candidates and from candidates with a disability who are currently under-represented within our workforce. 

We consider flexible working requests for all our vacancies.

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