About the role
In this teaching-focused role, you will work as part of a team to deliver our BSc Criminology and BSc Criminology with Forensic Psychology degree programmes. Alongside this, you will undertake teaching activities across the area of your expertise on our suite of other programmes (including our campus-based and distance learning postgraduate programmes where appropriate). You will lead, innovate and ensure the very best experience for your students, whilst playing a key role in our continued success.
We invite applications from candidates with expertise in any areas of criminology, and expertise in forensic psychology would be particularly welcome. Leicester is one of the very few universities in the country to have a standalone School 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 cognate discipline), you will have experience of teaching undergraduate and postgraduate campus-based students in Criminology and/or Forensic Psychology. We are looking for someone who has the ability to help us develop our vision for the School and is able to work collaboratively with others. You will be motivated by providing the very best experience for our students, by providing quality learning support and feedback, using that feedback to improve the student experience.
We are committed to research-inspired education across all our programmes, so you will actively seek opportunities to use research and scholarship time to pursue your area of research expertise and/or pedagogic research. Additional information
Please contact Professor Lisa Smith, Head of School for Criminology (firstname.lastname@example.org
) for any informal enquiries about this post.
We anticipate that interviews will take place on 17 April 2023.
The University of Leicester has been changing the world, and changing people’s lives, for 100 years. When you join us, you’ll become part of a community of Citizens of Change
, which includes not only our staff and our current students but also thousands of Leicester graduates around the world.
As a diverse and forward-thinking employer, we embed the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion into everything we do. That includes not just our core missions of teaching and research, but also our support for staff, students and our local community.
We’re committed to the wellbeing of all our staff and to the sustainability of our environment, on our campus and beyond. We offer a competitive salary package, excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance, along with opportunities to develop your career in a supportive and collaborative environment.