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Presidential Research Fellowship: Data Science Applications in Criminal Justice/White Collar and Organised Crime

The University of Manchester - Criminology

Job Reference: HUM-14616
Location: Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date: 21/10/2019
Salary: £41,526 to £51,034 per annum (according to relevant experience)
Employment Type: Permanent
Faculty/Organisational Unit: Humanities
Division: Criminology
Hours Per week: Full Time
Contract Duration: An initial four year fellowship, leading to a permanent, appropriate academic contract subject to satisfactory performance.

Presidential Research Fellowship: Data Science Applications in Criminal Justice/White Collar and Organised crime

These Fellowships are for four years, leading to a permanent, appropriate academic contract subject to satisfactory performance. 

Creative, ambitious and keen to develop transformative research, you will relish this excellent opportunity to drive your academic career to a higher level. As an impressive early career academic, you’ll recognise that securing a Presidential Research Fellowship at the University of Manchester will empower you to unlock your potential. In addition to a good salary for the duration of your Fellowship, you’ll receive generous research support funds and access to key technology platforms. Your time during this award will be initially dedicated to research, with no or minimal teaching in the first year, and minimal teaching in the second year. Thereafter teaching would increase with each subsequent year of the fellowship. You can look forward to mentoring and assistance in winning external funding and awards.

The Department of Criminology is seeking exceptional early career academics with an ambitious and creative research agenda. The successful candidate will have to demonstrate his/her potential and level of achievement in one of two research areas where we want to consolidate our international profile:

(a) Data science applications to the study of crime, policing and other criminal justice issues. The successful candidate will be expected to work collaboratively with others within the University to develop an interdisciplinary program of research engaging with new forms of data, computer science tools, and advanced quantitative methods with potential practical applications in policing, the prevention of crime, or the management of victims and offenders. The candidate will be expected to have a PhD in a relevant field such as criminology, social statistics, computer science, or related social sciences with a strong quantitative training and appropriate programming skills.

(b) The study of white-collar, corporate and organised crimes, not limited to, but including varying forms of financial and economic crimes such as fraud, corruption and illicit financial flows and markets. The successful candidate will be expected to work collaboratively within the University to develop an interdisciplinary program of research characterised by innovative modes of thinking and analysis to collect and make sense of new forms of data for building explanatory accounts on the nature, organisation, extent and governance of such crimes, and to develop practical applications for public and private sector interventions. The candidate will be expected to have a PhD in a relevant field such as criminology, sociology, social networks, or related social sciences with strong empirical methodological training and appropriate theoretical knowledge.

The post holder will be expected to translate their research and findings to the policy and decision making community in ways which will influence policy and practice. The ability to collaborate with relevant organisations will be a desirable asset of the post holder. The postholder will become a member of staff in the Department of Criminology.

To join us, you will need a relevant PhD or equivalent qualification. You’ll bring to the role a sustained record of publication output. Crucially, you will demonstrate the ability to develop a coherent world-leading research programme, with new concepts and ideas to extend intellectual understanding. You have what it takes to organise resources and deliver results to deadlines. Your excellent communication and interpersonal skills also equip you to build a team, and to inspire and engage students. The determination to win your own funding will be key to your success.

The successful candidate must be able to take up the post before 31 July 2020.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about vacancy shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor Juanjo Medina-Ariza

Email: juanjo.medina@manchester.ac.uk

Technical support:

Email: universityofmanchester@helpmeapply.co.uk

Tel: 0161 850 2004

General enquiries:

Email: hrservices@manchester.ac.uk

Tel: 0161 275 4499

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Further particulars including job description and person specification are available on the University of Manchester website - click on the 'Apply' button above to find out more

Location: Manchester
Salary: £41,526 to £51,034 per annum (according to relevant experience)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 23rd September 2019
Closes: 21st October 2019
Job Ref: HUM-14616
 
   
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