Lecturer in Criminology

University of Plymouth - School of Law, Criminology & Government

The School of Law, Criminology and Government (Faculty of Business) is looking to recruit a Lecturer in Criminology to undertake research and teaching in line with the School’s strategy and to carry out leadership, management and engagement activities.

Criminology at Plymouth is widely known for its innovative and ambitious teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, as well as high quality research which is at the forefront of the discipline. Our aim of becoming a high-quality and well-established national and international presence in criminology is evidenced by our exciting and dynamic conference programme and the rapid expansion of our research networks. As this current investment in staff indicates, there has never been a more exciting time to join us, and to help us consolidate our research identity and strengths.

We hope that you will bring an enthusiasm for research and teaching that complements the critical perspectives employed by the existing staff group, as well as contributing to one or more areas that will help us develop our research themes – Crime, Culture and Society; Governance, Policing and Penalty; and Vulnerability, Criminalisation and Inequality. While we are open to applications in any area of expertise within criminology, we particularly welcome applications from those with a demonstrable research and teaching expertise in any of the following areas: green criminology, media and crime, prisons and penalty and innovative research methods (especially quantitative methods). Additionally, it would be beneficial if your research and teaching comprised a comparative or international perspective. In return for your commitment to our vision for Plymouth Criminology, you will benefit by joining a supportive team which will help you develop as an academic.

You will need:

  • A PhD in Criminology or a related discipline (completed or near to completion)
  • Evidence of ability and desire to produce internationally recognised research, and have a research plan which complements and expands the expertise of the subject group in the School
  • The ability to deliver high quality and innovative teaching across a range of platforms
  • Leadership and communication skills, and a willingness to work collaboratively within a collegial setting.

For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Zoë James, Associate Head of School for Criminology zoe.james@plymouth.ac.uk

This is a full time position working 37 hours per week on a permanent basis.

Closing date: 12 midnight, Sunday 7 January 2017

University of Plymouth is committed to an inclusive culture and respecting diversity, and welcomes applications from all sections of the community and is a Stonewall diversity champion.

The University holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Award which recognises commitment to advancing women’s careers in STEMM academia.

University of Plymouth has been recognised by Bloomberg as one of the 50 best UK employers for 2016.

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