Lecturer in Criminology

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh (GB)
£40,927 - £50,296 per annum (Grade 6)
24 May 2022
End of advertisement period
26 Jun 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

Lecturer in Criminology - Full Time, Permanent x2

Job description

Previous recent applicants need not apply. 

Due to research and teaching success, we are currently seeking 2 additional Lecturers in Criminology to join our expanding team in the School of Applied Sciences. We are particularly interested in research specialisations that build on our existing team strengths in policing, criminal justice and penology, restorative justice, and victimology. We are also keen to expand our team's expertise in quantitative methods, technology and digital policing, surveillance, criminal justice and public health, race and ethnicity, international criminology, global security, and green criminology.

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 todays 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. We have also recently been accepted as a new member of the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research.

Our REF 2021 UoA20 (Social Work and Social Policy) submission has been rated as high quality, with 84% of our research outputs rated internationally excellent or world leading (3 or 4 star) and 100% of our impact case studies scoring 3 or 4 star, indicating the significance and reach of our research and putting us top of all Scottish universities in UoA20 for impact.

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. ENU was rated top UK modern university for Criminology in the Times Good University Guide 2022.

We are also 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.

The role

We are looking to appoint one Lecturer who can provide their specialism in policing to contribute to our expanding teaching and research expertise in this area. We are particularly interested in applicants whose work in policing intersects with human rights, social justice, race and ethnicity, and/or technology.

We also have an exciting opportunity for a criminologist with any of the specialisations mentioned above who can complement to our high-quality teaching provision and world leading and internationally excellent research portfolio.

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.

In addition to the ability to lead and contribute to a range of criminology and social sciences modules and supervise student research projects (quantitative as well as qualitative), the new lecturers will provide input to teaching on policing, surveillance, international criminology and quantitative methods.

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:

You must demonstrate the following:

  • A doctoral level qualification in a relevant discipline.
  • Demonstrable evidence of research and/or teaching specialisation in one or more of the following areas of specialism: policing, criminal justice and penology, restorative justice and victimology, quantitative methods, technology and digital policing, surveillance, criminal justice and public health, race and ethnicity, international criminology, global security, and green criminology.
  • 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.

Please refer to either the Research or Learning & Teaching pathway criteria, whichever is most suitable for yourself.

If you feel you would like to discuss your suitability and eligibility for the position based on the role criteria please get in contact with Dr Liz Aston, Associate Professor by email l.aston@napier.ac.uk for an initial discussion.

For general recruitment queries, please contact recruitment@napier.ac.uk

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 46 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. For more information on our benefits package, please click here.

Salary: £40,927 - £50,296 per annum (Grade 6)

Additional Information

Application closing date: Sunday 26 June @11:59pm (BST)

Interview date: Wednesday 6 July

Edinburgh Napier is committed to creating an environment where everyone feels proud, confident, challenged and supported and are holders of Disability Confident, Carer Positive and Stonewall Diversity Champion status. For information see here