Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Criminology

Maynooth, Ireland
16 Dec 2021
End of advertisement period
13 Mar 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

Department: Law
Vacancy ID: 013321
Closing Date: 13-Mar-2022

We are seeking two excellent academics to join our staff as Assistant Professors/Lecturers in Criminology, to support the delivery of our undergraduate programmes, the BCL (Law and Criminology) and BA Criminology, and our postgraduate MA in Comparative Criminology and Criminal Justice.

Candidates should have an excellent broad knowledge of criminological theory and criminal justice. While applicants with specialisms in all areas of criminology are welcome, the School would particularly welcome applications from candidates with specialisms in: sentencing, probation, rehabilitation, desistance and quantitative methods.

The persons appointed will have a proven record of teaching, research and publication, appropriate to career stage. They will be expected to make a strong contribution to the teaching programme of the School, to undertake teaching duties on the School’s undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, to facilitate and supervise placements and research projects for students, and to supervise Master’s and PhD students.

The appointees will be expected to build a strong research profile, that supports the University and School research strategy, including affiliating to the Research Institutes, where appropriate, and working with colleagues on national and international research. The appointees will be expected to sustain and conduct research, engage in scholarship of quality and substance and generate publications of international standard.


Assistant Professor / Lecturer (Post 1995*): €55,397 – €87,724 per annum (7 points)
Assistant Lecturer (2021): €35,246 – €61,595 per annum (14 points)

Appointment will be made in accordance with the Department of Finance pay guidelines.

*New entrants to the public sector will be appointed on the first point of the Assistant Lecturer (2021) payscale or the Lecturer (Post 1995) payscale.

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