Lecturer in Criminology (Teaching and Research) University of Birmingham - School of Social Policy - College of Social Sciences

Birmingham, United Kingdom permanent full time

  • Contract Type: permanent
  • Placed on: 13 May 2021
  • Closes: 01 Jun 2021
  • Job Ref: 97337

Grade/band: Grade 8

Salary: Full time starting salary is normally in the range £41,526 to £49,553. With potential progression once in post to £55,750 a year

Closing Date: 2nd June 2021

Interview Date: 24th June 2021

The School of Social Policy is a diverse community of scholars whose work coalesces around its mission to understand the world and also to change it. We pursue this mission via our teaching, research and engagement and impact activities. We deliver a suite of undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education programmes across our three departments – Health Services Management Centre, Social Work and Social Care and Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology – to a diverse student population. We undertake research to make a difference, collaborating with our research partners from private, public and third sectors. We are recognised as a leading centre of expertise in Social Policy ranking in the top 50 QS World University rankings and third in the UK’s Complete University Guide.

To strengthen further our teaching and research portfolio, the Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology is seeking to appoint a Lecturer to play an active role in the development and delivery of Criminology teaching and research. The post holder will join an established team of Criminologists in the Department and in the wider University to build upon our expertise in criminology, contribute to our research, engagement and impact and to teach across our criminology programmes (single and joint honours) and modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. We welcome applications from a broad range of disciplines including, by not limited to, criminology/criminal justice, social policy, law, sociology and psychology. We particularly welcome applications from individuals with interests in women, crime and criminology.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Pursue personal research including developing research ideas and winning support, including financial support
  • Plan, publish and/or execute high quality research
  • Teach and examine courses at a range of levels in Criminology
  • Plan and review own teaching approaches and act as a mentor to encourage others to do the same
  • Contribute to the administration/management of research and/or teaching across the Department/School

Person Specification

  • A higher degree in a relevant social science discipline (usually PhD) or equivalent qualifications
  • Developing research/teaching experience and scholarship within subject specialism
  • Experience and achievement reflected in a growing reputation
  • Ability to design, deliver, assess and revise teaching programmes

The School is strongly committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and is particularly seeking applications from underrepresented groups. Applications will be assessed against the stated criteria and on merit.

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Mark Monaghan, Head of Department (M.Monaghan@bham.ac.uk).

Closing date:   2nd June 2021                                                                       Reference: 97337

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