Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Criminology

Northumbria University - Arts, Design and Social Sciences

Salary: £39,324-48,327; £33,943-38,183

Northumbria University, Newcastle is a research-rich, business-focussed, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence. Located in Newcastle upon Tyne, and with a campus in the heart of London’s financial district, Northumbria University is located in the UK’s best two cities for students. At Northumbria we are global in our scope and reach, with operations in London, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Singapore, and we remain the largest English provider in Hong Kong. The University continues its strong commitment to internationalism, including its valuable and long-standing links with Europe

Northumbria University is a thriving, research-rich university with a global reputation for academic excellence and a clear and ambitious vision. The University was the UK’s largest riser in research power in REF 2014. We have developed high-performing collaborations and partnerships at home and overseas for research and impact purposes.

Social Sciences at Northumbria University draws together the disciplines of Criminology, Sociology, International Relations, International Development, Journalism, Communication and Media.  In Criminology, we have research strengths in victimology, policing strategies and education and the criminal justice sector. The Department of Social Sciences, which has grown in recent years and currently has almost 60 academic staff, across five disciplines: Politics and International Relations, Criminology, Sociology, Media, and International Development.  The department has just over 1,000 students, with a community of 60 PGR students and a further 12 doctoral studentships are currently advertised. The Department of Social Sciences is the home of the Environmental and Global Justice Multidisciplinary Research Theme (MDRT). Our research strengths in terms of Criminology lie in social and political activism and volunteering for social justice, victimology, police education, the criminal justice system and environmental sustainability.

We invite applications from outstanding academics with international research profiles who will contribute to our strong research agenda and to the 2021 Research Excellence Framework, through research activity and engaging in relevant collaborative research networks and bidding activity.   Applications are invited from all areas of Criminology, but we specifically welcome candidates who use innovative research methodologies, have an interest in social harm, ‘race’ and ethnicity, culture, or comparative criminology.  As a key member of the Criminology team you will contribute to the strong research agenda of the Department, through research activity and engaging in relevant collaborative research networks and bidding. In addition you will be responsible for the development, organization and delivery of curriculum content within undergraduate and post graduate programmes.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Dr Carol Stephenson (Acting), Head of Department of Social Sciences on 0191 227 3456

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Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN (Bronze) award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.

Closing Date: Sunday 8th April 2018

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