Application closing date
The starting salary will be from £37,474 up to £48,841 on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience.
Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).
Lecturer (E&R) in Quantitative Criminology
S77852 Job Description.pdf
Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
This full time, permanent post is available in the Faculty of Humanities, Arts
and Social Sciences. There is flexibility in relation to the start date (i.e.
between January and July 2023), depending on candidate availability.
The post of Lecturer in Quantitative Criminology will contribute to extending
the research profile of Criminology and the Q-Step Centre at the University of
Exeter. The successful candidate will have a creative and ambitious research
agenda and will also contribute to quantitative methods teaching in Crime and
We are looking to develop a BSc Crime and Data Science programme that will
approach the study of crime using interdisciplinary methods and an
international framework. Applications from candidates with skills that would
complement this endeavour with specialisms in any area of Criminology are
welcome. Candidates with interests in computational social science and social
data studies are strongly encouraged to apply.
For a Lecturer post you will have:
A PhD or equivalent in Criminology, Sociology, data science, or a related
field and have an independent, internationally-recognised research
programme in a relevant active field of research
A strong record in attracting funding for research, or demonstrable
potential to attract such funding.
Quantitative/computational methods experience
An active approach to inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research
Enthusiasm for delivering high quality undergraduate programmes
Enthusiasm for teaching quantitative methods to undergraduate and
Strong connections and funded projects with business and community
Involvement in projects which develop impact.
Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full
details of this role by clicking on the attachment above.
The University of Exeter
We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive
universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher
Education World University Rankings 2019). We combine world-class teaching
with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence
Framework Award 2017.
Our research income in recent years means we're the fastest growing UK
Research University with some of the world's most influential scientists, and
we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today
through this. 98% of our research is of international quality (2014 Research
Excellence Framework). We encourage proactive engagement with industry,
business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and
education and improve the employability of our students. Exeter is one of only
a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City. In 2019,
Devon was voted as having the best quality of life of anywhere in England and
Wales, making it a popular choice for both work and study.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity at Exeter
With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we
offer a diverse and engaging environment in which to work. We are an equal
opportunity employer, a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan
accredited institution. Since 2019, the university has also signed an Armed
Forces Covenant, demonstrating the University's commitment to supporting the
Armed Forces community. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone,
we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in
What we can offer you
Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to
work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting
Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching
goals and partner with our academics accordingly
An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our
academics providing specialist support for external engagement and
Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to
achieve their potential and develop their career
A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around
maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay),
Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment
A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon
Department of Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology
Criminology at Exeter is part of a diverse, collegial, and pluralistic
department of Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology and the Exeter Q-Step
Centre. The last two national research assessment exercises (REF2014 and
RAE2008) have placed us firmly in the top five UK departments. We offer a
diverse and globalised teaching curriculum at undergraduate level. Over half
of our staff members are non-UK and we warmly welcome applications from
international candidates, as well as those from women, ethnic minorities,
members of the LGBTQ+ community, and applicants with disabilities.
This postholder will join an interdisciplinary team of quantitative
researchers at the Exeter Q-Step Centre. Our mission at the Centre is to
advance social science research using quantitative methods. We also aim to
provide social science, including criminology, courses with career-enhancing
training in quantitative research and computational methods. The Q-step centre
is currently comprised of 8 academic staff (across Criminology, Political
Science, and Sociology), 3 post-doctoral researchers, and 8 PhD researchers.
It has have gained over £8 million in funding over the past 8 years and host
grants funded by Horizon 2020, NORFACE, ERC and UKRI. For more information
about Exeter Q-Step Centre, please visit www. exeter.ac.uk/qstep.
For an informal and confidential discussion about the post please contact
Director of Criminology programmes, Dr Katharine Boyd (tel: 01392-725644,