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
Release Date: Tuesday 23 August 2022
Closing Date: Sunday 25 September 2022
Interview Date: Friday 21 October 2022
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
Jo Turner, Head of Department, Society, Crime and Environment, on
Lauren Metcalfe, Course Director for Criminology and Policing, on
James Treadwell, Professor of Criminology, on James.Treadwell@staffs.ac.uk
In return for your dedication, we have a competitive benefits package
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.
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
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