Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader in Criminology

Bristol (GB)
20 Feb 2017
End of advertisement period
26 Mar 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type

Lecturer in Criminology and Senior Lecturer/Reader in Criminology (two posts available)
School for Policy Studies
Salary: £41,709 - £46,925 per annum (pro rata if part time) (Grade K - Lecturer) or £49,772 - £55,998 per annum (pro rata if part time) (Grade L - Senior Lecturer/Reader)
Full or Part time
Open ended contract staff
Location: Bristol, UK
Job number: ACAD102454

The School for Policy Studies wishes to appoint a Lecturer in Criminology and a Senior Lecturer/Reader in Criminology to support the successful delivery of the BSc in Criminology. The new degree is part of the School’s teaching growth plan for undergraduate programme provision.
Located within the broader context of policy studies, and drawing upon social harm perspectives, the BSc in Criminology will offer students an innovative education in criminology.

The School, which achieved an excellent research result in the 2014 Research Exercise Framework, is seeking individuals who can contribute to the further research and teaching success of the School. Teaching in the School is informed by our vibrant research culture, and a particular strength of our programmes is that students benefit from teaching staff who are experts in their fields.

Candidates should have excellent broad knowledge of criminological theory, issues, debates; specialist knowledge in one or more areas of criminology/social harm; experience of delivering high quality teaching in a higher education context; and excellent administrative skills. Candidates should also have a good first degree or equivalent in a social science discipline and a PhD or equivalent in Criminology or Social Policy/Public Policy, Sociology, Law or cognate discipline.
For appointment at Senior Lecturer/Reader level candidates would also be expected to have the ability to lead a major teaching programme; ability to inspire and lead a teaching team; and the potential to be a research leader in their field, showing an established national profile, and preferably an emerging international profile, for their work.

We particularly welcome applications from candidates with expertise in any area of criminology/social harm and whose interests will add to the existing research areas of the School.
There are two full time posts (1 FTE x2 – Lecturer and Senior Lecturer/Reader) available, however the School is open to requests for part time working. Both posts are open ended contracts.

The closing date for applications is 23:59 on 26 March 2017.

It is expected that the final selection process will take place on 26/27 April 2017.

For informal enquiries please contact Christina Pantazis (email: or tel: (0117) 954 6766) or Professor David Abbott, Head of School (email: or tel: (0117) 331 0972).

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