Lecturer in Criminal Justice

Kingston University
June 14, 2024
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Lecturer in Criminal Justice


Faculty of Business and Social Sciences


School of Law, Social and Behavioural Sciences

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  • Job Profile (PDF, 111.35kb)
  • We are keen to appoint an enthusiastic individual to join our team at Lecturer level to join our team. We are looking for someone with an interest and expertise in the criminal justice system generally, and the study of prisons and punishment more specifically, to engage with department activities and teaching across the portfolio. We are keen to appoint someone who is committed to teaching excellence and providing the best student experience.

    The Department of Criminology, Politics & Sociology is one of four departments within the School of Law, Social & Behavioural Sciences. The school is located within the Faculty of Business & Social Sciences along with Kingston Business School. Kingston University is a thriving, modern institution. The department contains a complementary range of disciplines with opportunities for new courses. There are 19 academic staff in the department, delivering a range of criminology and sociology undergraduate courses, postgraduate taught and PhDs.

    Now is a very exciting time in its evolution as we implement our University's Town House Strategy. Named after the internationally acclaimed, award-winning Town House building, the strategy will prepare students for the future world of work, increase the University's research and knowledge exchange, enhance its collaboration with local communities, business and industry, strengthen its impact on policy and support the goal of building a more sustainable society and economy.

    You will join a collegiate team of academics, whose research interests provide exciting opportunities for students to benefit from research-led teaching, workshops, seminars, as well as forward-thinking studies.

    You will plan, deliver and assess a range of modules using a variety of technologies and approaches to deliver a vibrant education.

    The Person

    You will hold or be close to achieving a PhD in a relevant subject area. Experience in teaching at undergraduate level would be an advantage. The role will require expertise in Prisons and Punishment. You will also bring with you a recognised teaching or learning qualification or prepared to achieve the relevant level of UKPSF recognition, we will need you to do so before the end of your probation period.

    On a personal level, going above and beyond to deliver exceptional teaching and support to our students will be your core motivation. Constantly seeking to improve, you will scrutinise your own work, build private and/or public sector networks, and work collaboratively to enhance the faculty's reputation.

    The Faculty

    School of Law, Social & Behavioural Sciences

    The School of Law, Social & Behavioural Sciences offers a range of courses in politics, economics, human rights, international relations, law, psychology and criminology. Students graduate equipped with the theoretical tools, hands- on experience and critical thinking necessary to understand individual and social group behaviour, problem solve and influence the future. Globally admired for their human rights, religion and immigration expertise, staff are genuinely enterprising and international in their approach and flexible in meeting the evolving demands of the wider world – the kind of respected experts who will enthuse about, contribute to, and champion your work.

    Professional bodies, including the British Psychological Society (BPS), the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), recognise and accredit our courses.

    Further information

    This is a full-time, fixed-term position for 12 months with a starting salary of £43,187 per annum.

    Interviews are due to be held in person on Friday 5 th July 2024.

    For informal enquiries, please contact Prof Steve Tong, Head of School of Law, Social & Behavioural Sciences.

    Bring your true self, expertise, and passion to Kingston where we are continuing to strive to build a university where authentic inclusion and belonging is at its heart. Every one of our staff and students' identities, backgrounds and diverse experiences makes us who we are - so harness and embrace yours by applying today. We welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+ communities and those with disabilities.

    Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required, this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

    To apply click on ‘Apply Now'. If, for accessibility reasons, you need to apply in an alternative format, please email [email protected] or call the HR Shared Services team on 020 8417 3118.

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