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Senior Lecturer in Criminology (Ref:052)

Salary range: 
£44,737 to £53,353 per annum

The University of Suffolk is looking for an outstanding scholar to join the School of Social Sciences and Humanities and help drive our vision for being a leading centre for teaching and research excellence. This exciting opportunity is offered as a Senior Lecturer role, on a full-time, permanent basis.

The successful candidate will be able to teach across the criminology curriculum at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Applicants with an ability to teach a subject specialism in: 1) policing, collaborative working and community safety; 2) gangs, violent crime and victimology; 3) history of crime and punishment and criminological theory; 4) environmental/ green criminology; 5) cybercrime; and/or, organised crime; are particularly welcomed.

About the School

The School of Social Sciences and Humanities is publicly-engaged and outward looking, with an emerging profile in producing world-leading and internationally excellent research that is distinctive, impactful, and of relevance to our communities and broader society. Our School connects – People, Place and Society.

Comprised of a large and diverse group of scholars, the School includes a range of subject areas including: Sociology, Criminology, Law, History, Psychology, English, Social Work, Counselling, and Education. The School is a professional and collegiate group who have been proactive in establishing innovative programmes of study to serve the needs of over a 1400+ undergraduate and postgraduate student population. A particular strength of the School is our social sciences programmes in Criminology and Sociology.

About the post holder

This post offers an exciting opportunity for an academic to develop the University’s expanding social sciences provision. The successful applicant should have published with a growing or established national/international profile that will make a significant contribution to our next REF submission as well as an active, and entrepreneurial approach to inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research and an enthusiasm for delivering high quality, innovative undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. The post-holder should also be a champion for the social sciences in public across Suffolk and beyond, pro-actively raising our profile through engagement in knowledge exchange and enterprise activities and enthusiastically developing external links to individuals and organisations in relevant sectors. An interest in contemporary and innovative pedagogical practice would also be an advantage.

If you would like to be part of the University of Suffolk community and share in our ambition, we would love to hear from you.

This post is available on a job share basis.

For specific enquiries about the role please contact Professor Brian McCook (Dean of School) or Associate Professor David James (Head of Law and Social Sciences) 

Close date: Thursday 24th November, 5pm

Interview date: Monday 5th December 2022

We are a values driven organisation, committed to ensuring we remain a beacon for aspiration and achievement, while providing a great environment to work and study.

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, campus facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds. If you share our values and our vision, you will find a home at the University of Suffolk.

How to apply:

  1. Read the Guidance Notes and Privacy Notice
  2. If you think you might need a visa to work in the UK, please check your eligibility here BEFORE you apply for the role.
  3. Fill in the Application Cover Sheet
  4. Fill in the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form
  5. Attach a curriculum vitae and a covering letter setting out clearly how you meet the essential and desirable criteria for the post

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