Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Criminology

Staffordshire University

United Kingdom

September 25, 2022


Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Criminology School of Justice, Security and Sustainability

Location: Stoke Campus Salary: £36,386 to £51,805 Per Annum (Dependent Upon Experience) Full Time Permanent Release Date: Tuesday 23 August 2022 Closing Date: Sunday 25 September 2022 Interview Date: Friday 21 October 2022 Reference: JSS21-54

Who is Staffordshire University?

We are the Connected University with 100 years of experience and ambition in becoming the UK's foremost digital Institution. Our main campus is located in Stoke on Trent alongside our Centres of Excellence in Healthcare Education located in Stafford and Shrewsbury. Staffordshire University London's Digital Institute is our first campus outside the Midlands.

With more than 10,000 Full Time Undergraduate and Postgraduate students on campus, we continue to drive innovation and change, aiming to positively disrupt our sector. For our University, it is about so much more than the numbers. In fact, if there's one thing that sets us apart, it's our people who are all #ProudToBeStaffs. Every one of our employees goes above and beyond to deliver on our connected mission, responding to the needs of our students, academic partners, businesses and society.

Over the past 5 years, we have transformed ourselves into a Gold standard provider of teaching and learning, gaining historically high positions in the UK league tables. With digital skills being at our core, we strive for diversity in all its forms and play an important role in our local communities and regional economies.

About the role

An opportunity has arisen in the Department of Society, Crime and Environment at Staffordshire University for a full-time Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Criminology. We are interested in people passionate about their subject area and whose enthusiasm can inspire our students. We would like to hear from people with expertise in any area of Criminology.

You will be part of an outstanding, collegiate team which delivers an exciting, re-designed, and research-led undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum, namely our BSc (Hons) Criminology, MA Transnational Organised Crime, MSc Criminology and MA Sociology. There may also be an opportunity to teach across our College of Policing accredited BSc (Hons) Professional Policing and our BSc (Hons) Policing and Criminal Investigation. Teaching is delivered both face-to-face and virtually.

You will have either a PhD in a cognate discipline or be near completion of one. Ideally you will have experience of teaching and learning in Higher Education, including support through VLEs but, if not, you will be fully supported as you develop pedagogic skills. You will have experience of, or show willingness to take part in, the full range of the team's activities such as student recruitment and outreach and maintenance of the team's social media profile for example. We would also expect you to be able to contribute to the University's Research Excellence Framework and/or knowledge exchange provision. You will be able to demonstrate excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills, be a good team player, and be flexible and adaptable to change.

Should you wish to have a more informal discussion about the vacancy, please contact

Jo Turner, Head of Department, Society, Crime and Environment, on jo.turner@staffs.ac.uk

Lauren Metcalfe, Course Director for Criminology and Policing, on Lauren.Metcalfe@staffs.ac.uk

James Treadwell, Professor of Criminology, on James.Treadwell@staffs.ac.uk

In return for your dedication, we have a competitive benefits package available

  • Competitive incremental rates of Pay
  • 37 days Annual Leave plus 11 days Bank Holiday and Discretionary days
  • Excellent Pension Scheme
  • Access to continued professional and personal development
  • An opportunity to become part of the wider University community
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted Health & Fitness Facilities on site at the Stoke Campus
  • Discounted Travel by Rail or Bus, with the option of season tickets loans
  • We reserve the right to close any vacancies when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. All applicants are advised to complete and submit your applications as soon as possible.

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  • Staffordshire University is committed to promoting and enabling a positive culture where staff, students and visitors are confident to be their authentic selves. We focus on inclusion as a way to ensure equality of opportunity for all our people and to demonstrate our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Human Rights.

    We promote applications from all sections of the community, regardless of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits a diverse organisation can bring for the University.

    We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people, who are currently under-represented in the University workforce.

    About the employer

    Established in 1914, Staffordshire University is a government university offering various undergraduate, graduate, professional, and distance learning programs. The university is divided into six academic departments, including computing and digital technologies, creative arts and Engineering, Health and Social Care, Law,...