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Lecturer (Education) Criminology

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£41,331 - £57,141 per annum
Closing date
3 Jan 2024

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Application closing date: 03/01/2024
Salary: £41,331 - £57,141 per annum
Job category/type: Academic

The School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work (SSESW) at Queen’s University Belfast, is currently seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the post of Lecturer (Education) in Criminology. You will teach at undergraduate and postgraduate level in the area of criminology, contribute to the School’s administration/outreach activity as required and develop or maintain a portfolio of appropriate scholarly activity.

The successful candidate must have, and your application should clearly demonstrate that you meet the following criteria:

  • PhD or equivalent awarded or due for completion and to be awarded within one year of taking up post.
  • Experience of lecturing and tutoring at University level or equivalent in a relevant social science discipline.
  • Evidence of ability to engage in scholarly activity commensurate to a Lecturer (Education) post.

Please note the above are not an exhaustive list.  For further information about the role including the essential and desirable criteria, please on the Candidate Information link below.

This is a fixed term post for 24 months, or available until 31 January 2026, whichever is sooner.  Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding. 

At Queen’s our people are at the heart of everything we do. As a staff member you will become part of a vibrant organisational culture, which will provide you with the opportunity to achieve your full potential and enhance your career through a continuous focus on learning and development.

We offer an excellent employment package that includes:

  • Great terms & conditions
  • Pension schemes
  • Flexible working by enabling you to design your working week in collaboration with your manager through a blend of remote and office working
  • Family-friendly initiatives
  • Career development opportunities
  • Support for health & mental wellbeing
  • Generous holiday entitlement of 8.4 weeks a year (made up of 23 days annual leave, 10 closure days and 9 bank holidays)

Queen’s University is committed to promoting equality of opportunity to all. We have created an inclusive culture by establishing staff networks such as iRise (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and International Staff Network) and PRISM (LGBTQ+) which help us progress equality.

We also subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as the Diversity Charter Mark NI in addition to Athena Swan. For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, please visit: and

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr John Topping via

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