Lecturer in Criminology, Department of Sociology

University of Essex
December 11, 2022
Offerd Salary:£43,414 - £51,805
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Lecturer in Criminology, Department of Sociology

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£43,414 - £51,805 per annum

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Permanent, Full-time

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Academic, Education, Research



Job description

Department of Sociology

The Department of Sociology was established in 1964 and is renowned for its research excellence. It is highly ranked in the QS World Rankings and has been in the top ten for the quality of its research in all of the research assessment exercises since 1986. REF 2021 ranks us as 1st for Research Environment and 2nd for Research Power.

The Department is one of the largest in the country and currently has 43 permanent academic staff. All are research active, and they work in a wide array of fields including sociological theory, social and cultural history, philosophy, anthropology and ethnography, quantitative social science, economic sociology, globalisation, international migration, environmental sociology, social psychology, criminology, cultural studies, LGBTQ studies, and feminism and gender studies. Journals currently edited from the Department include Sexualities and Crime, Media, and Culture and, from 2020, British Journal of Criminology.

The Department of Sociology is keen to develop the diversity of its staff. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Duties of the Role

The purpose of this role is to research and teach in criminology at the undergraduate and postgraduate level.

You will engage in individual and/or collaborative research activity (resulting in internationally excellent publications) that is in keeping with REF criteria; supervise student projects, fieldwork and placements and postgraduate taught students appropriate to the discipline; and generate external research funding, including in collaboration with colleagues, appropriate in scale to career stage and subject area norms.

The post holder will undertake a full range of Education, Research and Leadership and Citizenship responsibilities and duties as detailed in the job pack.

Qualifications and Skills required

The successful candidate will hold a doctoral level research degree in Criminology or equivalent professional experience or practice or be close to award of PhD.

You will have teaching experience at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels, or demonstrable potential to achieve this, coupled with experience of designing and planning learning activities, developing effective learning environments and approaches to student support and guidance.

You will be expected to have a research agenda, engagement in high-quality research activity and a developing research profile, with a clear publication plan for submission to future Research Excellence Framework (REF) programmes.

Please see the Person Specification within the job pack for full details of the essential and desirable criteria required for this post.

Appointment to this post will be made as Lecturer (R), on a teaching and research contract.

At the University of Essex, internationalism and diversity is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries, faiths and backgrounds, where you can find the world in one place.

To support this commitment we have our Global Forum, a staff-led network that promotes and celebrates the rich cultural diversity among Essex staff, and our Colchester campus based Faith Centre, which hosts regular services, meetings and events organised by our chaplains and faith representatives. For more information see: https: // www. essex.ac.uk/life/student-facilities/religion-and- faith

Please see the attached job pack, which contains a full job description and person specification, which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role plus more information relating to the post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application. Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please email the Resourcing Team ([email protected]).

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