Lecturer in Criminology

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
£40,322 - £49,533(Grade 6)
29 Jun 2020
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30 Jun 2020
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

Application closing date: 23/07/2020
Salary: £40,322 - £49,533(Grade 6)
Package: Plus excellent benefits

Job description

We are currently looking for a Lecturer in Criminology to join our School of Applied Sciences. We are particularly interested in research specialisations in quantitative methods, victimology, penology, criminal justice/policing and public health, migration /race and ethnicity, international criminology and zemiology.

Edinburgh Napier University is home to forward-thinking people inspired by the world around them. We create and support personalised learning and research opportunities that develop talent and solutions that really work and matter in today’s and tomorrow’s world. Edinburgh Napier University currently hosts The Scottish Institute for Policing Research, a partnership between 14 Scottish Universities, Police Scotland and the Scottish Police Authority.

The School of Applied Sciences is recognised for the quality of the educational provision we offer, the employability of our graduates and the international reputation and partnerships we have. We are proud to be the only Scottish University offering a full degree programme in Policing and Criminology. The course draws on social sciences, law, computing and business modules, and aims to give our students an understanding of a discipline that is evolving theoretically and methodologically.

We value international perspectives in our teaching, both for our local students and also for students on our Social Sciences programme in Hong Kong. For this reason we hope to attract applicants with an international dimension to their academic work.

The role

As a Lecturer in Criminology you will join our vibrant social sciences team. You will make a significant contribution to research; be responsible for developing, designing and delivering teaching and student centred learning underpinned by academic scholarship and professional practice with your assigned areas of responsibility. These will likely include: leading an undergraduate quantitative methods module, a third or fourth year option module (on victimology or criminological area of expertise), contributing to or leading modules on the MSc Applied Criminology and Forensic Psychology such as Current Topics in Crime and the Dissertation.

You will be required to conduct individual and collaborative research projects, contributing to the research profile within our School, leading to the production of high quality and impactful research outputs.

Who we are looking for

The ideal candidate will have:

A doctoral level qualification in a relevant discipline.

Demonstrable evidence of research or teaching specialisation in quantitative methods and one or more of the following areas of expertise: victimology; penology; criminal justice /policing and public health; migration /race and ethnicity; international criminology and zemiology.

Evidence of a professional academic research profile that is commensurate with the stage of your career alongside a commitment to sustained continuous professional/academic development.

Sufficient breadth and depth of experience in criminology and related subject areas to develop high quality teaching/learning and research programmes and have experience of research led teaching and/or training.

Demonstrable evidence of teaching and learning enhancement initiatives to support the University Strategy of enhancing student experience and increasing graduate employability.

For a detailed list of requirements, you can reach the full role profile here

Benefits we offer

In return, we offer a great working environment where we support ambition, recognise achievement and offer an attractive benefits package. This includes a minimum of 41 days annual leave (includes bank holidays), a generous pension scheme, professional development opportunities, discounted access to onsite sports facilities and a wide range of other staff discounts

Salary: £40,322 - £49,533(Grade 6)

Further information about our benefits can be found here

Additional Information:

Application closing date: Thursday 23rd July 2020 (11:59pm GMT)
Interviews will be held on Friday 7th August 2020

The University is committed to inclusion, demonstrated through our work in respect of our diversity awards and accreditations and hold Disability Confident, Carer Positive and Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion status. More details can be found here