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Associate Professor in Criminology

University of Leicester - Criminology

Location: Leicester
Salary: £51,630 to £58,089 per annum, Grade 9
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 19th August 2019
Closes: 15th September 2019
Job Ref: 1371
Hours per week: 37.5
Advert closes midnight on: 15 Sep 2019

About the role

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding academic with an excellent track record in research and teaching, and with expertise within the broad field of criminology. We are especially interested in candidates who can add to existing strengths within the School of Criminology, who have clear research plans and who can make a significant contribution to the ongoing success of our range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. The successful candidate will work as part of a vibrant team alongside colleagues within Criminology and across the University, and will play a key role in the School’s continued success and future ambitions.

Leicester is one of the very few universities in the country which is dedicated to teaching and researching criminology. Our students benefit from learning in an environment that is home to some of the UK's leading criminologists. We are a first point of contact for journalists needing information and advice on crime issues, and are regularly called upon by national and local governments to assist with policy development.

We are committed to offering learning experiences that are challenging, richly supported and engaging, and to conducting research that is innovative and transformative.

We are a research-intensive, multi-disciplinary community of criminologists who shape international policy and scholarship. For more than thirty years we have demonstrated excellence in teaching, research, enterprise and training.

About you

With a PhD in Criminology or a cognate field you will have a proven record of research achievement. You will be able to evidence this through external grant capture, publications in peer reviewed journals and other relevant outputs.

With a track record of academic leadership, you will have a clear future research plan and a commitment to high quality teaching, ensuring our students get the best experience possible.

Additional information

For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Neil Chakraborti, Head of School, at

We anticipate that interviews will take place during week commencing 7 October 2019.

Leicester is a leading University committed to international excellence, world-changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. We are strongly committed to inclusivity, promoting equality and celebrating diversity among our staff and students. Our strength is built on the talent of our scholars, drawn to us by a mutual passion for discovery. We seek to embed an adventurous and entrepreneurial spirit into our research culture, and to create an environment in which both disciplinary excellence and interdisciplinarity thrive.

In return for your hard work, we offer a working environment that is committed to inclusivity, through promoting equality and valuing diversity. We offer a competitive salary package with excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance. Located close to Leicester city centre, our award winning campus benefits from a wide range of cafes, a fully equipped sports centre and nursery facilities. Further information regarding our extensive range of staff benefits is available here. 
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