Associate Professor in Criminology

Kingston University

The Role

As an Associate Professor, the successful candidate will shape the strategic direction of the department as they develop our undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum, while supporting our new multidisciplinary research centre. They will maintain a personal programme of research and scholarship that furthers the remit of the Centre for Research in Communities, Identities and Difference (CResCID).  They will attract and supervise postgraduate research students, develop productive national and international links with academics within criminology and other disciplines, engage in enterprise and bidding activity, and contribute to the academic management of the school.

The Person

Working in any area of criminology, the criminal justice system or criminal justice policy, you will have a PhD or equivalent in criminology or a related area, together with sound experience of teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level. You will have an internationally recognized and respected record of research and demonstrate the capacity to secure funding awards. 

Approachable and innovative, you will be keen to collaborate with colleagues from other disciplines with the communication skills to engage effectively with academic and non-academic audiences. Applications are invited from all areas of criminology, and from candidates with a critical engagement with the discipline, whose areas of expertise addresses current and topical social issues.  We’d particularly like applications from those with an interest in policing, gender and criminal justice policy.  Interest in an area of research that strengthens the portfolio of our new research centre will be vital.

The Faculty

The Department of Criminology is one of the five Departments (Economics, Criminology and Sociology, Law, Politics and Psychology) comprising the School of Law, Social and Behavioural Sciences. The School has a very active research culture, reflected in a strong track record of attracting research funding; it has been awarded over £1.5 million in external funding over the last 18 months. The School currently hosts around 75 PhD students.

Known for its vibrant environment, the Department of Criminology & Sociology has an outstanding record for postgraduate and undergraduate teaching and engaging in research of international excellence. Most of the staff are also members of the multi-disciplinary Centre for Research in Communities, Identities and Difference (CReCID) recently established in the School.

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