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Lecturer in Criminology

University of Birmingham - School of Social Policy

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £40,792 to £48,677 with potential progression once in post to £54,765 a year
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 20th December 2018
Closes: 4th February 2019
Job Ref: 80631

Location - Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT

Summary of Role

It is an exciting time to join the School of Social Policy, following the recent relocation of the Sociology subject group into the School and creation of the Department of Social Policy, Sociology & Criminology. During this time the Department has experienced rapid growth in academic staff, doubling in size and recently recruiting three Birmingham Fellows. This growth has created dynamic new research collaborations and opportunities. It has also enhanced our undergraduate degree curriculum, leading to the creation of an exciting Joint Honours Sociology and Criminology degree and Single Honours Criminology degree.

Key Responsibilities Involved

  • Contribute to leading curriculum development and/or renewal;
  • Develop and manage approaches to teaching and learning that are innovative to the subject area or institution;
  • Advise others on aspects of learning, teaching and assessment; and
  • Develop programme proposals and make substantial contributions to the design of teaching programmes more widely in the Department or School, as appropriate
  • Frequently update their own subject expertise, and undertake personal professional development in teaching, including self-reflection on own teaching, using student and peer review feedback, to enhance own teaching and learning processes; and
  • Typically carry a higher teaching load than those staff who carry out both teaching and research; and
  • Develop and make substantial contributions to knowledge transfer and enterprise (including business engagement, public engagement) and similar activity that is of manifest benefit to the College and the University.
  • Where appropriate, undertake and develop the full range of responsibilities in relation to supervision, marking and examining (including summative assessment, assessed work contributing to the final award – as a mark or as credit- such as unseen examinations, essays dissertations or presentations)
  • Disseminate appropriate practices through suitable media

Person Specification

  • Normally, a higher Degree relevant to the discipline area (usually PhD) or equivalent qualifications.
  • Extensive research/teaching experience and scholarship within subject specialism.
  • Proven ability to devise, advise on and manage learning.
  • Skills in managing, motivating & mentoring others successfully at all levels.

Informal Enquiries - Professor Simon Pemberton, Head of Department of Social Policy, Sociology & Criminology. Tel: 0121 415 8025, email 

Closing Date: 4th February 2019                                 Reference: 80631

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