Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Criminology, Big Data

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
22 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
21 Feb 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences

Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Criminology, Big Data - Ref ADS17/21
Full Time
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

Salary:     Senior Lecturer: £39,992 - £49,149; Lecturer: £34,520 - £38,832

Social Sciences at Northumbria University draws together the disciplines of Criminology, Sociology, International Relations, International Development, Journalism, Communication and Media.  In Criminology we have research strengths in victimology, policing strategies and education and the criminal justice sector. The Department of Social Sciences, which has grown in recent years and currently has almost 60 academic staff, across five disciplines: Politics and International Relations, Criminology, Sociology, Media, and International Development.  The department has just over 1,000 students, with a community of 60 PGR students and a further 12 doctoral studentships are currently advertised. The Department of Social Sciences is the home of the Environmental and Global Justice Multidisciplinary Research Theme (MDRT). Our research strengths in terms of Criminology lie in social and political activism and volunteering for social justice, victimology, police education, the criminal justice system and environmental sustainability.

We invite applications from outstanding academics with international research profiles who will contribute to our strong research agenda, through research activity and engaging in relevant collaborative research networks and bidding activity.   Applications are invited from all areas of Criminology, but we specifically welcome candidates with expertise and a strong research profile in Big Data analysis and who can make a contribution to the teaching of quantitative research methods and/or social theory.  As a key member of the Criminology team you will contribute to the strong research agenda of the Department, through research activity and engaging in relevant collaborative research networks and bidding. In addition you will be responsible for the development, organization and delivery of curriculum content within undergraduate and post graduate programmes. 

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Dr. Carol Stephenson (Acting), 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:    21 February 2018