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Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Violence Prevention

University of Worcester - Violence Prevention, Forensic Psychology and Criminology

Location: Worcester
Salary: £39,739 to £50,296
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 13th October 2021
Closes: 8th November 2021
Job Ref: SP2113

Location: St John’s Campus

Interview Date:  Thursday 18 November 2021

We are seeking to appoint a Senior Lecturer to join our enthusiastic and motivated team delivering the MA in Understanding Domestic and Sexual Violence and BA Criminology Programmes. Full time, Part time and Job Share considered. We aim to ensure that our students are offered an outstanding learning experience, and the successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a commitment to contribute to this aspiration in a very practical and positive way.

This role sits within the department of Violence Prevention, Trauma and Criminology in the School of Psychology. The School comprises two departments; Violence Prevention, Trauma and Criminology, and Performance, Health and Wellbeing. We are a forward-thinking, creative community dedicated to personal growth and continuing professional development in the fields of criminology and psychology. This is a wonderful opportunity to work with a supportive team of colleagues in our teaching of Violence Prevention and Criminology. Further information about our staff profiles and research areas show our depth and breadth of experience and expertise. You will be expected to contribute to the Violence and Trauma Prevention research theme, with demonstrable research experience in this area. Our school holds strong values of professionalism, respect and inclusivity and we are looking for a colleague who shares our vision and values to join us and contribute to our-going success.

Importantly, successful applicants will be confident in teaching across a range of topics and levels within Criminology as well as demonstrating teaching and research expertise in the field of Violence Prevention. Ideally we would like you to lead the MA Understanding Domestic and Sexual Violence which is a thriving course, with students bringing a wealth of practice experience to their learning and development. The successful applicant will also act as a personal academic tutor (PAT) and dissertation supervisor to students.

Your teaching approach will be flexible, student-centred and research or practice-inspired. You will join a growing team with a strong sense of purpose and a firm commitment to making a difference. As the role will also require you to develop and maintain productive relationships with stakeholders across the university and wider community, you will need a high level of inter-personal skill.

Informal queries in relation to this vacancy are welcome and should be directed to Dr Helen Scott, Deputy Head of School, by emailing

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