Lecturer position in Criminal Justice & Criminology

University of Hertfordshire - School of Law, Criminology and Political Science

FTE: This is a full time position working 37 hours per week (1.0 FTE)

The University of Hertfordshire’s School of Law, Criminology & Political Science is one of the most innovative Schools in the country, based in the £10m Law Court Building on the University’s de Havilland campus, which includes state-of-the-art teaching facilities, a full scale replica Crown Court Room, as well as a bespoke Mediation Centre. Our students consistently provide excellent feedback about their education experience. We pride ourselves on bring at the forefront of digital learning, delivering a truly innovative learning and teaching experience coupled with practical hands-on experience exemplified through our unique credit bearing co-curricular courses (e.g. Police Shadowing, Independent Custody Visiting) and evidenced through the number of students graduating with good honours degrees and strong employability rates of 98.5%.

In line with our ongoing ambitions to develop further the School’s academic portfolio, we are seeking to appoint an academic member of staff to support the School’s BA degree in Criminal Justice & Criminology.  In particular, the School is seeking to recruit an early career research with strengths in the following areas: i) Crime and Society with a focus on policing, gender, youth and ethnicity, ii) Restorative Justice, including sentencing and alternative methods to imprisonment, and iii) Theories of Crime and Criminal Justice, alongside a good understanding of the other areas offered on the degree programme. Applicants should also be:

  • Seeking to pursue a programme of research to a standard appropriate for consideration under the Research Excellence Framework (REF), including the ability to secure research funding;
  • Eager to enhance the educational experience of our students, though developing new credit-bearing short courses (such as Police Shadowing, Independent Custody Visiting) or who would wish to develop further the School’s relationships with key regional stakeholders;
  • Keen to build upon the commercial consultancy work undertaken within the School.

The successful candidate will be expected to have either completed, or be in the final stages of completing a doctorate in criminology, criminal justice or law. Teaching experience, whether at undergraduate or postgraduate level, is required while experience in wider student engagement initiatives would be beneficial.

Informal enquiries may be made to Kevin Rogers (Associate Dean (Academic Quality Assurance)) K.Rogers@herts.ac.uk / 01707 286212 or Penny Carey (Associate Dean (International)) – P.Carey@herts.ac.uk / 01707 286227.

Interviews are likely to be held during week commencing 14th November 2016.

Closing Date: 4th November 2016

Reference Number: 013784

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