Lecturer in Community and Criminal Justice (VC2020)

De Montfort University - Faculty of Health & Life Sciences

Community & Criminal Justice Division

De Montfort University (DMU) is the most improved university in the UK, according to the 2015 Times and Sunday Times league table. DMU is renowned for creativity and innovation with our own distinctive way of doing things. We are seeking outstanding candidates to join our successful team of academics and researchers.

We are looking to appoint a VC2020 in Criminology in the Division of Community and Criminal Justice on a permanent basis. The Division is based in the School of Applied Social Sciences in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences and is home to 23 academic staff. We offer a number of undergraduate programmes in Criminology, Policing and Community Justice.

You will contribute to the teaching of students on the undergraduate criminology programmes. Teaching duties will include preparation and delivery of lectures and seminars, supervision of final year projects, contributing to the personal tutoring scheme, and setting and marking of assessments. We are looking for applicants who complement the teaching/research interests of staff in the division. You will be expected to be research active in Criminology. You will have a good honours degree and have completed a relevant PhD (or be near completion) or have equivalent practice-based experience, experience of teaching and assessing in the higher education sector, an understanding of the quality assurance mechanisms that operate in the sector, and evidence of the potential to contribute to the research profile of the Division. You will have excellent teaching and organisational skills and be able to communicate effectively with all members of the University community.

Our life-changing research is central to the vision of our expanding academic community. Almost 60% of our research activities were considered world-leading or internationally excellent in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, achieving a rise in research quality of 15% compared to the last exercise in 2008. Excellent teaching is at the heart of our commitment to professional, creative and vocational education. Our passionate and enthusiastic lecturers have earned 18 National Teaching Fellowships, making DMU one of the top three universities in the UK on this measure of teaching excellence.

It is our goal to become the leading provider of professional and creative education with research that pushes boundaries and improves lives. We wish to attract more talented, professional and creative academics to our campus.

Please quote reference: 10388

Interview Date: TBC

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