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Senior Lecturer in Criminology

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

The Department

Maynooth University Department of Law is one of the newest academic units within the University. The Department has 27 permanent staff members, and is the fastest growing Law Department in Ireland. It offers a number of popular undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes, educating over 1000 students. The Department places a very strong emphasis on research, and staff members regularly publish in leading international academic journals. Our programmes highlight the practical application of legal study, and underline the importance of legal skills, such as negotiation and advocacy. The Department is student-focused and outward-facing; it collaborates widely with colleagues within the University and beyond.

The Department of Law has undergone a period of rapid expansion of its range of programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. In 2016, the Department launched its MA in Comparative Criminology and Criminal Justice. In September 2017, the Department launched its BCL (Law and Criminology) programme, and Criminology is also now offered as part of the BA Arts programme. The Department is now seeking to recruit to a senior academic post designed to contribute to these programmes.

The Role

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.

We are seeking an outstanding academic to join our staff as Senior Lecturer in Criminology. The Department welcomes applications in any field of criminology that will complement the Department’s research strengths. We would particularly welcome applications from candidates with demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following areas: criminological research methods (particularly quantitative methods); crime, criminalisation and class-gender-race; green criminology; criminal psychology/behaviour, and critical criminology.

Appointment at Senior Lecturer level will require a record of research publication in leading international journals, a record of supervision of postgraduate research students, and a demonstrated ability to secure external research funding, and to build national and international research networks. It will require strong evidence of leadership in academic administration. The Appointee will be expected to make a strong contribution to the teaching mission of the Department, to programmatic development, and to undertake teaching duties on the Department’s undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, as well as the supervision of Master’s and PhD students.

The appointee will be expected to provide intellectual leadership, through a demonstrated commitment to both education and research, and to contribute to the effective management of the Department, the Faculty and the University.

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

Location: Maynooth - Ireland
Salary: €68,663 to €95,917
£61,068.94 to £85,308.68 converted salary* per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 1st February 2019
Closes: 24th March 2019
Job Ref: 002521
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