Professor in Policing

Preston, United Kingdom
Grade: Professor (competitive salary)
02 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
02 May 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

Application closing date 02/05/2019
Location Preston Campus
Salary Grade: Professor (competitive salary)
Job category/type Academic

Job description

The School of Forensic and Applies Sciences is making a considerable investment in the expansion of research in Policing, to respond to the national and international evidence-based policing agenda and to build on its enviable reputation in this field.

To that end the school is currently seeking an outstanding candidate for the role of Professor of Policing.

The professor will be appointed to undertake ground-breaking research, to provide high-level support to research-active colleagues within the policing team, to provide research-informed teaching, to engage with relevant external partners and to undertake a limited number of leadership, managerial as well as administrative duties commensurate with the seniority of the post. The professor will have a highly developed understanding of policing and will have a successful research track record within policing or a closely related field.

The successful candidate will bring to the post a track record in international research, knowledge transfer, postgraduate research supervision and research-informed teaching. Additionally the professor will by their example and leadership be capable of inspiring and supporting others in reaching the school's ambitious vision for policing at UCLan, as world class.

The appointee will be educated to PhD level (or equivalent) in policing or a related discipline, possess excellent research skills demonstrable by a publication record that is recognised internationally and an extensive history of consultancy / knowledge transfer within the discipline.

Additional information can be obtained by contacting Professor Michael Mulqueen, Head of the School of Forensic and Applied Sciences (

Applicants must ensure they can meet the university's criteria for the award of a Professorship. Along with a completed application form, which demonstrates how you meet the criteria shown on the person specification, please also send a covering letter demonstrating how you satisfy the professorial criteria, an up to date CV and details of four referees who are at professorial level, of which 3 must be external to UCLan.

Applicants need to meet all essential criteria on the person specification to be considered for interview. This position is based in Preston.

Please apply online; if you cannot apply online please contact Human Resources on 01772 892324 and quote the reference number. CVs will not be considered unless accompanies by a completed application form.

School/Service: School of Forensic and Applied Sciences
Hours: Full time (37 hours per week - 1.0 FTE)
Basis: Indefinite
Interview Date: To be confirmed

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