Assistant Professor / Lecturer in Criminology

Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
£37,473 - £53,353
15 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
03 Oct 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences

Northumbria is a research-intensive modern university with a global reputation for academic excellence.

Ranked in the UK top 50 (Guardian University League Table 2022 and Complete University Guide 2023), Northumbria recorded the biggest rise of any UK university for research power in the Research Excellence Framework for the second time in 2021 and is now rated within the top 25 in the UK.

At Northumbria, we embrace tomorrow. We pursue new thinking, forge new partnerships, create and exchange new knowledge, and find new solutions. Our inspirational academics, partners and students work together to tackle tomorrow’s challenges head on. We are ready for the future whatever it may hold. We are looking for future colleagues that share our ambition.

The Department of Social Sciences is a vibrant, large team consisting of International Relations and Politics, Sociology, and Criminology and Policing. With over 80 members of staff across the programmes, staff teach over 2000 students on more than ten programmes. Criminology and Policing is the biggest team in the Department and one of the biggest criminology teams in the country with such renown scholars as Professor Pam Davies, incoming President of the British Society of Criminology. All criminology staff contributed to the Research and Excellence Framework 2021 submission to Social Work and Social Policy (UoA 20), which included three Impact Case Studies from criminology. Staff consistently are awarded research funds from the Economic and Social Research Council (i.e., Professor Mike Rowe’s Visible Policing project) and other funding bodies. The Department is home to the Centre for Crime and Policing and is seeking to expand its research clusters to new areas of emerging excellence from new colleagues.

We are recruiting to a variety of criminology and policing posts here at Northumbria University and are seeking ambitious, collegiate, and dynamic colleagues to join our existing team of excellent scholars in the Department of Social Sciences.

You will be a research-active member of our criminology and policing team and your own interests will complement and extend the broad, yet exciting and ever-growing, range of criminological and policing research we are engaged in. Your scholarship will primarily align with the work conducted within the Centre for Crime and Policing and/or The Northern Hub for Veterans and Military Families Research strand on Criminal Justice which embraces many issues including homelessness, mental health and suicide. In addition, you will be able to connect with one of our many research focussed networks (e.g., Gender, Violence and Abuse [GVARN]).

Your own area of research specialism will add to our portfolio of criminology and policing sub-fields. We are keen to recruit to an open list of research and teaching interests in order to attract those whose research is at the cutting edge of theory, research, policy, and practice. You will be authoritative about the key debates, policies and pedagogical practices affecting our subject areas. There is an expanding and richly diverse research methodology in our disciplines, and we would be keen to attract those who can demonstrate this in the use, and teaching, of quantitative methodologies in particular. Your research will be steered towards effecting social change and influencing the advancement of criminology and policing and will align with your innovative teaching (face-to-face, online live, pre-recorded and blended) at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, together with professional/degree apprenticeship offers and other professional courses.

For an informal discussion about the post or working for Northumbria please contact Professor Tanya Wyatt, Interim Head of Department of Social Sciences and Professor of Criminology or Deputy HoD, Kirsten Haack 

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 up to a maximum of 4. 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 documents into a single file.

Northumbria is one of the largest universities in the UK with over 37,000 students from 137 countries. Putting students at the heart of an outstanding experience, and with world-leading research and award-winning partnerships, Northumbria is a new kind of excellent university.  Discover more about us.

Northumbria University is a great place to work. We empower our exceptional people to achieve shared ambitions and promote a positive work life balance. To say thank you, we offer a wide range of benefits including excellent pension schemes, flexible working, a generous holiday entitlement, continued commitment to your learning and development and more.

We are an on-campus organisation where colleagues work regular patterns of hours and on campus, with some flexibility on the timing of their hours and the location of their work in discussion with their manager.

Northumbria University is committed to creating an inclusive culture where we take pride in, and value, the diversity of our staff. We encourage and welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds a bronze Athena Swan award in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality, we are a Disability Confident Employer, a member of the Race Equality Charter and are participating in the Stonewall Diversity Champion Programme. We are also a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers. The University has implemented a range of flexible working arrangements, and we are happy to explore candidate requirements as part of the recruitment process.

We welcome applications from the UK and across the world. Visit our web pages for details about Relocation Assistance.

This post is advertised across our Assistant Professor and Lecturer roles (role descriptions are attached). Colleagues appointed into our Lecturer grade are usually early career academics who are supported through their probationary period to develop their Academic profile. Upon completion of probation objectives these colleagues are automatically moved into the Assistant Professor role. The selection panel will assess your application and discuss with you which role you are being considered for at selection and appointment stages.

Please note this vacancy will close on 03/10/2022