Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Criminology

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
19 Jul 2017
End of advertisement period
11 Sep 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences

Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Criminology - Ref ADS16/35
Full Time
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

Salary: Senior Lecturer £39,324 - £48,327;  Lecturer £33,943 - £38,183

Northumbria University, Newcastle is a research-rich, business-focussed, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence. Located in Newcastle upon Tyne, and with a campus in the heart of London’s financial district, Northumbria University is located in the UK’s best two cities for students. At Northumbria we are global in our scope and reach, with operations in London, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Singapore, and we remain the largest English provider in Hong Kong. The University continues its strong commitment to internationalism, including its valuable and long-standing links with Europe.

Northumbria is ranked 48th in the Guardian league table 2018, and ranked in the Top 200 Under 50 global University rankings.

Working as a Criminologist in the Department of Social Sciences, you will be actively involved in research, teaching, and enterprise activity that reflect the multi-disciplinary nature of the Department.  Social Sciences at Northumbria University draws together the disciplines of Criminology, Sociology, International Relations, International Development, Journalism, Communication and Media. The department has a vibrant research community very strong teaching and learning culture (with five of the programs aligned to the department achieving 100% in the 2016 NSS), Strong recruitment of undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as a vibrant research community.

Applications are invited from all areas of criminology, but we specifically welcome candidates with expertise in research methods and / or critical criminology, who challenge the traditional understandings of crime and criminal justice and whose research focuses upon contemporary forms of criminal behavior such as on-line crime, and those who situate their work in a global and / or comparative context.  As a key member of the criminology team you will be responsible for the development, organisation and delivery of curriculum content, within undergraduate and postgraduate programmes of the department. You will also contribute to the strong research agenda of the Department, through research activity and engaging in relevant collaborative research networks and bidding activity.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Sarah Soppitt, Head of Department of Social Sciences on 0191 227 3456

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Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.

Closing Date: 11 September 2017