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Lecturer in Criminology x 2

Salary range: 
£35,211 – £40,792 per annum

There are two posts available,  both full time, fixed term until 30th June 2021

The University of Suffolk is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, flexible and committed individual to contribute to the teaching and administration of a national MSc in Leadership and Custodial Environments. The MSc is a two-year part-time professional practice master’s degree programme for new entrant graduate prison officers.  The course is part of a new leadership scheme funded by Unlocked Graduates and financed by the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) and is the only course of its kind in the country. This post represents a unique, exciting and challenging opportunity to play an active role in the design, delivery and management of several core modules of the programme and in the future development of this important part of penal policy. You will also have responsibility for providing academic and personal tutorial support and supervision for students enrolled on the course, who will be working full-time as a prison officer alongside their studies.

You will have completed a Master’s degree in Criminology or an allied subject and have considerable knowledge and understanding of prisons and prison officer work. We would therefore especially welcome applications from those with a demonstrable expertise in penology and/or those who have had considerable experience as a practitioner within this field. It is expected that you will be able to draw on academic knowledge and research and/or professional practice to inform teaching and course materials. Experience of on-line course design and administration would be advantageous, as would some teaching experience in a HEI. This post may be particularly suited to those who are, or have been, employed by-NOMS or HMPPS in a professional capacity.

The MSc programme is part of the School of Law and Social Sciences based in the iconic Waterfront Building overlooking the marina at Ipswich’s Neptune Quay.  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. 

Ideally the post will be based in Ipswich but as the MSc will be largely delivered on-line applicants unable to locate to Suffolk will be considered.

For informal enquiries about this post, please contact the Course Leader Dr Isabella Boyce on 01473 338520 or email

Interviews: Monday 19th August 2019

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.

Closing date: 
Monday, August 5, 2019 - 17:00

How to apply:

  1. Read the Guidance Notes and Privacy Notice
  2. Fill in the Application Cover Sheet
  3. Fill in the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form
  4. Attach a curriculum vitae and a covering letter setting out clearly how you meet the essential and desirable criteria for the post

EITHER return them as Word (.doc) or Rich Text Format (.rtf) attachments by email to including the post title in the email subject heading
OR by post to:

The Human Resource Team
University of Suffolk
Waterfront Building
Neptune Quay
Ipswich IP4 1QJ

After submitting your application, if you have not heard from us before the interview date shown, please assume you have not been shortlisted for interview.

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