Professor of Global City Policing

University College London - Department of Security and Crime Science

The appointment will be on UCL Grade Professorial. The salary range will be Competitive Salary, not less than £78,503 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) and the London Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) are partnering with UCL to establish the Institute for Global City Policing, the first open and formal research partnership between the MPS and academia. The Institute will be an independent, university-based centre, which also collaborates with a network of other universities. It will have full academic freedom and will deliver a core work programme agreed jointly by the MPS, MOPAC, UCL and other collaborative university partners. The Institute will aim to increase the professionalism of the police drawing on evidence-based research and focussing on the unique challenges of policing in a global city.

Appointed as Director of the Institute for Global Cities Policing and holding a continuing appointment as Professor in the Department of Security and Crime Science.

We are seeking someone who is excited by the challenge of establishing and building a new and unique research Institute focusing on the special issues involved in Global City Policing, and who has the entrepreneurial skills to make it happen. The successful candidate will have a clear vision of what the Institute will become and a plan of how to get there. The post holder will have a demonstrated commitment to evidence informed policing and an exceptional international research profile, including a track record of high impact publications and research funding.

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

Further information can be obtained from the Director of the Jill Dando Institute, Professor Richard Wortley (

Interested candidates can request an information pamphlet about the Institute for Global City Policing by emailing the Department Manager, Kati Carter:

To learn more about the partnership between the Institute and the Police contact Assistant Commissioner Helen King at the Met ( and Robin Merrett at MOPAC (

Closing Date: 19 December 2016.

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

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