Criminology in Europe

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Lecturer in Criminal Justice & Criminology

University of Kent - School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research

Location: Chatham
Salary: £32,600 to £46,414 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 21st April 2016
Closes: 30th May 2016
Job Ref: SS1082

The School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research is seeking to appoint a member of staff on a full-time and ongoing basis, to enhance and complement our research in the field of criminal justice and criminology, and to contribute to core and optional teaching within our Criminal Justice and Criminology provision.

You will have (or be near to completion of) a Ph.D. in criminology or a related discipline. You must be student-focused with demonstrable strength in teaching, as well as being able to make an appropriate contribution to the research focus of the School and a willingness to undertake administrative responsibilities in line with the School’s workload allocation policy.

While all criminological and criminal justice specialism will be considered, we would particularly welcome those with an interest in policing and/or community safety/crime reduction/prevention.

As Lecturer in Criminal Justice & Criminology you will:

work with colleagues at Medway and Canterbury to offer distinctive, exciting and innovative programmes of study that combine academic excellence with an exceptional student experience and appropriate learning resources.
develop, teach and keep under review modules on the Criminal Justice and Criminology programme.
contribute to the research standing of the School through research grant applications, publications, enterprise activities.
To be successful in this role you will have:

experience of high quality research and publication.
experience of teaching in lectures and seminars.
knowledge of current debates and issues in Criminal Justice and Criminology education and research.
School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research

The School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research is one of the largest departments of its type in the UK, and is the largest department in the Faculty of Social Science.

The School has a strong research culture; in REF 2014 research by the School was ranked 2nd for research power in the UK. It was also 3rd for research intensity, 5th for research impact and 5th for research quality (GPA).

An impressive 94% of our research-active staff were submitted to the REF. 99% of the research submitted was judged to be of international quality. The School’s environment was judged to be conducive to supporting the development of world-leading research, gaining the highest possible score of 100%. The School currently has over 150 staff spread across the two campuses. The post holder will benefit from being located in a vibrant and supportive research culture.

Further Information

Interviews are to be held: 22 June 2016.

Please see the links on the vacancy page to view the full job description and also to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact Caren Ward on c.s.ward [at]

Please note - applications must be made via the University’s online application system. You will be required to fill in the main details section of the application form as well as upload your CV and a summary document. Your summary should provide clear evidence and examples demonstrating where you meet the essential criteria for the post. We recommend a maximum of 4 x A4 sides for this document.

CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.