Professor / Associate Professor in Criminology

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
03 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
03 Nov 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

Northumbria University is seeking to appoint outstanding scholars of Criminology to join our team.  Criminology at Northumbria continues to grow, at undergraduate and postgraduate levels including with the development of BSc Policing and Police Constable Degree Apprenticeships for Northumbria Police.

Criminology at Northumbria includes world-leading researchers concerned with policing and criminal justice; social harm; environmental crime and victimology. We are particularly interested in scholars with interests in the broad field of policing and concerned with issues such as police occupational cultures, the professionalisation of policing and models and styles of policing.  Applications from candidates with expertise in policing, green criminology and social harms are particularly welcome.

As a senior Academic colleague, you will assist the Faculty Pro Vice-Chancellor to maintain, enhance and improve the University’s national and international reputation in your academic field. You must demonstrate continuing academic attainment and achievement and provide academic leadership (of your subject and associated colleagues), through active contribution to your discipline and to the life and work of the Faculty and the wider University. This will include contributing to significant change within practice, the discipline, profession and/or community at regional, national and international level.

To be successful in this role you will have externally recognised research outputs of a quality that are internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour, and demonstrable success in securing research funding. You should also demonstrate academic leadership experience and strong standing with external bodies and networks in your field.

Criminology at Northumbria is located in our interdisciplinary Department of Social Sciences and successful candidates will show a willingness and aptitude to work across disciplinary boundaries with colleagues in Law; International Development and International Relations and Sociology.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor David Gleeson, Faculty Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor,

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 therefore the successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

To apply for this vacancy please click ‘Apply Now’, and submit a covering letter, CV including research /education statements, and grants and publications list. Please highlight your highest quality research outputs (please indicate a rank from 1 to 5) up to a maximum of 5, since 1 January 2014.  In addition, candidates are asked to provide copies of the top 2 research outputs (Journal / book chapter /practice-based portfolio). Where possible candidates are asked to combine all of these documents into a single file.

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.

Please note this vacancy will close on 03/11/2019