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Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Northumbria University - Department of Social Sciences

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary: £40,792 to £50,132
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 5th July 2019
Closes: 15th August 2019
Job Ref: ADS/18/1761

Criminology at Northumbria comprises a large and vibrant community of almost 30 academic staff. Established in the early 1990s the subject group is one of the most successful criminology teams in the country. The team support a large undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD community, and also lead the PCDA contracts for both Northumbria and Durham Police. Our experience and excellence is evident from the impact of our work on policy and practice nationally and internationally. For example, through re-orienting police response to offending, shaping our understanding and responses to wildlife trafficking across the EU, helping design offender support programmes, as well as examining the  broader impacts of crime and social harms.  We work in partnership with the police and voluntary and statutory agencies regionally, nationally, within European networks and across the globe. Further examples of the wealth of research and experience Northumbria University can be found at;

Northumbria University is seeking to appoint a Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Policing. We invite applications from academic leaders with an emerging international research profile who will complement our research strengths in criminology and policing, which might address matters of digital and technological transformation, (in)security, violence and harm, victimisation, vulnerability and justice. Other areas of expertise in relation to criminology and policing are welcome.

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. In recent months the University has established a Centre for Crime and Policing, which will further develop our research strengths across all four faculties and secure a position of global excellence for multi-disciplinary research in these fields.

Criminology is part of the Department of Social Sciences, which has grown in recent years and currently has almost 60 academic staff, across the disciplines of Criminology and Sociology, International Relations and International Development. Across the Department we have just over 1,000 students, which include a community of 60 PGR students.

The appointee will help lead, grow and develop the research profile of Criminology at Northumbria, in line with our REF success and the University Vision. You will make a strong personal contribution to the academic profile of the Department and Faculty through your contribution to research, impact and teaching. Your ability to think and act strategically, adapting to the changing external environment, is key to success in this role.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact: Sarah Soppitt or Professor Mike Rowe

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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.

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