Criminology in Europe

Newsletter of the European Society of Criminology

Lecturer in Criminology - Birmingham City University - School of Criminology and Sociology

This is an opportunity to join a strong and growing team teaching a large cohort of students. As of 2017-18, we offer BA Criminology, BA Criminology and Policing, and BA Criminology and Security Studies at undergraduate level, and MA Criminology and MA Security Studies at postgraduate level.

This post will strengthen our teaching on the Criminology and Criminology, Policing and Investigation modules. To be appointed a SL level, the holder of this post would be expected to play a significant role in running the Masters programme, as well as mentoring and providing subject-specific guidance to early career members of the team, within the Department of Criminology and Sociology.

Area of specialism within the field is open, but applications from those whose experience of teaching and research complements the team’s existing competences are especially welcome for one of the posts.

Please be aware we are recruiting for two positions, one which may be appointed as a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer, and the other is a Lecturer post.

Please note that for a Lecturer position, holding a PhD in a relevant subject, or being close to finishing one, would be an advantage for an applicant.

For senior positions, all applicants are required to have a PhD in a relevant subject. Applicants for the senior position (SL) will need to demonstrate considerable teaching experience; administrative capabilities; and research outputs commensurate with the seniority of the post. 

All successful candidates will have a combination of a teaching load, administrative responsibilities appropriate to the post held, and research time.

As part of your application, please ensure you state which position you are applying for and ensure you upload a CV and a publication list. You are advised, where possible, to remove personal details such as your name from your CV.

Please note previous applicants to the School of Criminology and Sociology within the last 6 months need not apply.

Alternatively if you require the application in a different format please contact the Human Resources Department at hrrecruitment [at]

 or on 0121 331 6693.

Birmingham City University seeks to be a single status employer and benefits include up to 32 days annual holiday, an index linked contributory pension scheme and an employee medical scheme.

Birmingham City University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.