Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Paisley, Renfrewshire (GB)
£36,261 to £48,676 per annum
04 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
19 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Media, Culture and Society

Paisley Campus, deployment in other campuses may be required

Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice


£36,261 to £48,676 per annum

2 Posts: Full-time, 35 Hours per week

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice to join the School of Media, Culture & Society at the University of the West of Scotland.

You will have an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in Criminology/Criminal Justice or related discipline and will be qualified to doctoral level (or close to completion). A postgraduate qualification in education/learning and teaching and Advance Higher Education Fellowship are highly desirable.  Applications will be particularly welcomed from individuals with a background and / or interest in policing, organised crime, green criminology and race.

You will play a central role in delivering an excellent and research-based student experience and will be engaged in the development of educational thinking, practice and research in the broad areas of curriculum design, learning and teaching, and assessment. You will be knowledgeable in contemporary pedagogies, particularly in relation to co-creation and active learning, and be familiar with online learning environments and the principles of digital education. You will also be able to evidence positive practice in these areas. 

You will produce and publish excellent research outputs commensurate with the stage of career and evidence an ability to attract independent research funding to support this work. The School of Media, Culture & Society is a multi-discipline School and you will be engaged in cross/interdisciplinary working and programme design and development to support positive results in attainment, student experience and graduate destinations. You will possess developed capabilities in collaborative working and be committed to high professional standards in all areas of responsibility. These posts offer an excellent opportunity for individuals to be immersed in a rich academic environment that recognises quality in education, research and enterprise, and international engagement. 

An internationalised experience is central to the UWS student experience and therefore you will support initiatives for staff and students to engage in international activities.

Informal enquiries may be made to: Professor Ross Deuchar,

Further information, including details of how to apply are available at

Closing Date:     19th July 2019

Interview Date:  13th or 14th August 2019

UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups.

UWS is a “Disability Confident” employer.

University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520.