Associate Professor in Criminology

University of Southampton - Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology

Location:  Highfield Campus

Interview Date:   To be confirmed

These are exciting times for Criminology at Southampton. Our new suite of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in Criminology is attracting exceptional numbers of well qualified students. Building on our success in REF2014 and our sustained student intake over the last few years we are now seeking to recruit an inspiring and enthusiastic Criminologist to join our friendly, hard-working team in the Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology. The new appointment will further develop the curriculum that we offer our undergraduate and postgraduate students, enhance our excellent research reputation, enrich the intellectual culture of Criminology within the Department, and share in the strategic development of, and continuing investment in, Criminology as central to Social Sciences at Southampton. We welcome applications from all areas of Criminology but especially encourage research interests in policing, criminal justice, criminology/psychology, forensic criminology, crime and gender, demographic criminology and international/comparative research.

You will have the expertise and experience to significantly strengthen our international research profile and contribute to our intellectual community, including the activities and profile of our Institute of Criminal Justice Research, which draws together colleagues from across the University in an active and flourishing academic environment for research activity. You will hold a doctoral degree in Criminology or Criminology/Psychology (or a related field), have relevant experience of teaching and leading in Higher Education, and be able to evidence a well-established track-record and reputation for research. You will be part of the Faculty of Social, Human and Mathematical  Sciences which brings together a unique range of disciplines and is committed to tackling the world’s biggest challenges through interdisciplinary research.

Be part of the dynamic development of Criminology at the University of Southampton, an institution in the top 1% of world Universities and one of the UK’s top 15 research–intensive universities.

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If you have any further questions, please contact the Head of Department Professor Pauline Leonard via email or telephone 023 8059 4745; or Professor Jenny Fleming on

Application procedure: You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Charlene Tyson (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 6803. 

Further details: We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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