Professor of Criminology (Professor B)

Maynooth University, National University of Ireland Maynooth – Department of Law

Maynooth University (National University of Ireland, Maynooth) is the fastest growing university in Ireland with over 10,000 students and outstanding research and scholarship in the sciences, humanities and social sciences. The university is now entering a new and exciting phase of its development, with a new strategic plan centred on further enhancing our academic programmes, providing a distinctive student experience of the highest quality, focusing our research activities on a small number of priority themes, and further internationalising the university. To support this development, the university is seeking to recruit outstanding academics, with a strong track record of research and teaching, to the following position:

Professor of Criminology (Professor B)

Maynooth University seeks an outstanding academic to join our staff as Professor of Criminology. The person appointed will have an excellent record in research, scholarship and publication, in teaching and educational innovation, and in academic leadership. She/he will be expected to make a strong contribution to the teaching, research, and academic profile of the university, and to provide ongoing leadership for the discipline. Ideally, the successful candidate will be a leading expert in comparative criminology, penology, and global security and will lead the development of research and teaching provision in these areas. 

Maynooth University is committed to a strategy in which the primary university goals of excellent research and scholarship and outstanding education are interlinked and equally valued. Professors will be expected to provide significant intellectual leadership, through a demonstrated commitment to both education and research, and also to contribute to the effective leadership and management of the department, the faculty and the university.

Principal Responsibilities

A Professor of the University is expected to:

  • Be an international leader in research and scholarship and contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the field;
  • Provide leadership in research and scholarship within the Department, Faculty and University;
  • Promote excellence in teaching and learning, and encourage innovation in teaching and learning amongst staff;
  • Contribute to the teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate students, including lecturing, consultations with individual students, and supervision of research students;
  • Contribute to the development of the curriculum and academic programmes within the discipline and more generally;
  • Assume responsibilities for management and administrative tasks associated with the Department, Faculty and University;
  • Be an active member of the University and contribute to the work of the University in outreach, collaboration, internationalisation, engagement and policy development.

Professors of the University are required to serve as Head of Department when requested to do so by the President. The successful candidate will not be expected to serve as Head of Department immediately on appointment, but will be expected to provide academic and administrative leadership in the Department, with a view to assuming the Head of Department role when requested to do so by the President.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • An outstanding record of research and scholarship, reflected in an excellent publication and research funding profile;
  • An outstanding academic record as a university teacher and an educational innovator;
  • The capacity to offer strong academic leadership within the Department and across the University;
  • Demonstrated management and administrative skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • The ability to build effective relationships with a wide variety of internal and external colleagues.

For further details including full comprehensive job description please see the Maynooth University vacancies page at:

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