Associate Professor of Criminology

Southampton, United Kingdom
£53,353 to £67,060 per annum
18 May 2023
End of advertisement period
14 Jun 2023
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law, Psychology
Contract Type

Sociology Social Policy & Criminology

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £53,353 to £67,060 per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Wednesday 14 June 2023
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2086422CC-R

Available from 0.8 to 1.0 Full Time Equivalent

Be part of the dynamic development of Criminology at the University of Southampton, a global top 100 university (QS World Rankings 2021), ranked 4th in the UK for research intensity (Research Excellence Framework 2021). We are a department which prides itself on its interdisciplinarity in research and teaching. Our suite of undergraduate degree programmes in Criminology are attracting exceptional numbers of well qualified students. 

The Department was 4th for research power and 5th for research impact in the 2021 REF and is home to The Institute of Criminal Justice Research (ICJR). Criminology is ranked Top 10 in the UK (The Times Good University Guide, 2021), and our BSc Criminology and Psychology programme is the only Russell Group Criminology and Psychology degree with British Psychological Society (BPS) accreditation. Our Postgraduate programmes are ranked 9th in the Sunday Times 2021 Good University Guide, and 5th in the Russell Group. 

About You

You will be a committed researcher with a track record commensurate with your experience, and will contribute to the future development of our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. You will enrich the intellectual culture of Criminology and share in the strategic development of Criminology as central to Social Sciences at Southampton. We welcome applications from all areas of Criminology, but especially encourage applicants with expertise in both criminology and psychology (in particular how cognitive psychology and/or social psychology can be used to help understand crime). Applicants may also have expertise in areas such as cybercrime, counter-terrorism, including the violent far right and Incel extremism, hate crime, genocide, environmental crime, marginalisation relating to race and ethnicity and/or disability and crime, and media and crime. We also welcome applicants whose work bridges criminology, sociology, and research methods.  

For this role you will have a track record in teaching and research, producing high quality publications and showing commitment to the securing of research funding. A doctorate or equivalent professional qualifications and experience, in an aligned social science discipline is essential. 

The School of Economic, Social and Political Sciences is committed to promoting equality and diversity and holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award demonstrating this commitment. We strongly encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, people who identify as LGBTQ+, people with disabilities and those from poorer/less educationally advantaged backgrounds. Be part of the dynamic development of Criminology at the University of Southampton, an institution in the top 1% of world Universities and one of the UK’s top 15 research–intensive universities.

For more information about our activities, please visit our main website at 

If you have any further questions, please contact the Head of Department, Dr Craig Webber

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at application deadline is midnight on the closing date stated above. For assistance, please call the Recruitment Team on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750. Please quote reference 2086422CC-R on all correspondence.