Associate Professor in Criminology

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
21 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
23 Nov 2020
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

Associate Professor in Criminology
Faculty of Arts Design and Social Sciences

This is an exciting time to join the dynamic and vibrant Criminology team at Northumbria University.  As one of the largest Criminology teams in the UK, we are looking to further develop our staffing base with colleagues who value both research and pedagogical excellence.  

Our suite of criminology programmes includes a Foundation Year, undergraduate and post graduate provision.  Most recently we’ve introduced BSc Professional Policing which is now going into its second year and we are delivering the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeships in partnership with Northumbria and Durham Police. These partnerships are also allowing us, through the Centre for Crime and Policing, to further develop our research excellence and forge new innovative multi-disciplinary themes. 

The successful candidate will join the interdisciplinary Department of Social Sciences and will work in a thriving and busy team which includes world-leading researchers in policing, criminal justice, social harm, environmental crime and victimology.   

You will be responsible for contributing to an exceptional student experience through the delivery of teaching, research, business and enterprise engagement activity. You will be able to work with traditional students as well as Professional students (such as those on the PCDA).  We are looking for a colleague who shares our values and passion for teaching and is committed to providing the highest quality student experience.   You must also have outstanding research outputs with clear research plans for the future, including around grant capture.   You will utilise this expertise to deliver outstanding research informed teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. 

We would particularly welcome applications from candidates with expertise in evidence based policing and styles of policing, national intelligence models and quantitative research methods.     

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Lisa Hardisty, Head of Department, 

To apply for this vacancy please email, and attach a completed Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form, 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 4) up to a maximum of 4, since 2017.  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

Currently, due to COVID-19, academic staff will normally be on campus for approximately two days per week when face to face teaching is scheduled, and as required to undertake research using specialist facilities. 

Please note this vacancy will close on 23/11/2020 

To apply, please click here 

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