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Departmental Lecturer in Criminology

University of Oxford - Centre for Criminology

Location: Oxford
Salary: £32,817 to £40,322 Grade 7: p.a.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 16th April 2021
Closes: 14th May 2021
Job Ref: 150223

Centre for Criminology, St Cross Building, St Cross Road, Oxford

Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.

The Centre for Criminology is looking to appoint a suitably qualified early career academic to a one-year Departmental Lectureship in Criminology to cover a temporary teaching need arising from the sabbatical leave of colleagues in the Centre.  The post-holder will be expected to undertake research, to teach and assess on the MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice and on the 3rd year undergraduate law option in Criminology and Criminal Justice, to supervise and examine; and support the running of the Centre.  The Departmental Lecturer will work under the supervision of the Director of the Centre for Criminology, Professor Mary Bosworth, and mentorship of Professor Rachel Condry, the Assistant Director.

The postholder will be required to plan and deliver up to four seminar options in the MSc in Criminology as required which could include: policing, criminological theory, restorative justice, victims, punishment and prisons;  undertake research in the areas in which they have expertise and disseminate the outcome of their research by publication of articles, books, or other appropriate materials and to plan and develop reading lists and course materials.

Applicants must have excellent knowledge and understanding of criminology and criminal justice; hold, by the time of appointment, a PhD/DPhil in Law/Criminology, or a related discipline; experience of university teaching at an undergraduate or postgraduate level; preference may be given to candidates with experience of delivering seminars at postgraduate level; demonstrated capacity to make a substantial and significant contribution to research and the ability to give excellent lectures and classes within the field of appointment.

The post is full time and fixed term for 12 months and will be based in the Centre for Criminology, Faculty of Law, St Cross Building, St Cross Road, Oxford, OX1 3UL.

Enquiries about the post may be addressed to Professor Carolyn Hoyle,

Candidates should arrange for two items of written work (of about the length of a thesis chapter or article), published or unpublished to be sent in a single email to by the closing date.

Interviews are likely to be held on Tuesday 1 June or Wednesday 2 June 2021.

The Faculty of Law is an Athena SWAN Bronze award holder.  Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and ethnic minority candidates, who are under-represented in senior academic positions in Oxford.

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