Criminology in Europe

Newsletter of the European Society of Criminology

Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Criminology

Edge Hill University - Law & Criminology

Location: Ormskirk
Salary: £32,600 to £42,488
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 12th May 2016
Closes: 8th June 2016
Job Ref: EHT0988-0516

University of the Year 2014/2015 - Times Higher Education Awards

About You

You will have a good relevant honours degree and higher qualifications relevant to the post along with an established or developing research profile and teaching experience on Criminology/Criminal Justice degrees. Applicants with experience of teaching in at least 2 of the following areas are encouraged to apply: criminological theory; violence, gender, race and crime, media representations of crime, prisons, histories of crime and punishment; youth justice and crimes of the powerful.

Your ability to design and implement innovative approaches to enhancing the student experience is essential as are excellent communication skills, enthusiasm for the subject area and the desire to stimulate and engage students.

About the Role

The post arises from our wish to strengthen and further develop our research and teaching capacity in order to support the delivery of our expanding Criminology provision. You will teach modules on our Criminology programmes, supervise undergraduate dissertations and act as a personal tutor for students across all years. You will also have a track record in research and publication or be able to provide convincing evidence of the potential to do so, and be able to contribute to the achievement of the Department’s objectives with regards to research and scholarship.

This provides an excellent opportunity to join a dynamic Department that values teaching and research excellence and deploys staff to achieve both.

About Us

When Edge Hill was awarded University of the Year title for 2014/15, Times Higher Education described it as “a great success story… an institution that improves and impresses year after year”. The award recognised our outstanding achievements in student satisfaction, staff engagement, graduate employment and innovation as well as our strengthening research profile, investment and growth. It also celebrated Edge Hill University’s distinct role in “transforming lives” – reflecting a distinctive philosophy of creating opportunity from excellence.

Based on an award-winning campus in West Lancashire, and voted Best University Workplace 2015, Edge Hill University offers a stimulating and empowering environment for ambitious and high performing professionals.

We are now seeking to appoint exceptional people to be part of our continuing success story.

For informal enquiries about this vacancy you may wish to contact Professor George Talbot, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Dean of Faculty of Arts & Sciences at george.talbot [at]

Further details: Job Description & Person Specification