Senior Lecturer in Criminology

University of Glassgow
February 12, 2024
Offerd Salary:£57,696 - £64,914
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Senior Lecturer in Criminology

Job Purpose

To make a substantial and positive contribution to the strategic direction of the School/College through leading and contributing to research of international standard, high quality teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, securing research funding, and providing academic leadership and management within the School/College. To actively engage in relationships with external stakeholders that advance knowledge exchange, public understanding and outreach.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. Undertake a leading role in the development and implementation of individual and/or joint research projects of international standard, participating actively in the development of College/School research strategy.

2. Act as principal investigator or project leader on major research projects with a portfolio of research activity and publications of high quality and impact.

3. Take a lead in major funding bids and related activities, including Knowledge Exchange, which develop and sustain support for the subject area and recognised excellence for the University.

4. Undertake academic management and leadership roles and responsibilities to ensure high quality course/programme administration, setting and monitoring standards and lead on the development of policy and practice across research and teaching teams (beyond subject/school level).

5. Create and develop effective networks with students, staff across the University, and external stakeholders to oversee the embedding of key University priorities such as graduate attributes, professional requirements, work-related learning, transitions support, student mobility and quality enhancement within credit bearing and non-credit bearing activities.

6. Develop a strategic approach to embedding learning technologies across the Subject/School and College to support and enhance course/programme delivery, course organisation, feedback and assessment within campus based, blended and online provision.

7. Lead the development of inclusive and innovative approaches to teaching, learning and assessment that recognise the needs of a diverse student cohort, taking appropriate responsibility for managing associated cultural changes and staff support and development.

8. Regularly attend and participate in appropriate activities to effectively contribute to the subject specialism, through learned societies, professional bodies, broader review and editorial processes. Disseminate research findings locally, nationally and internationally to enhance learning within the discipline and to represent the University externally.

9. Through an established network of external stakeholders, increasingly influence public understanding and/or professional policy and practice aligned with the strategic priorities of the School/College/University.

10. Supervise individual student projects at both undergraduate and postgraduate level to ensure their effective development and assisting with difficulties e.g. learning support/problems.

12. Engage in continuing professional development activities as appropriate.

13. Undertake any other reasonable duties as required by the Head of School.

14. To contribute to the enhancement of the University's international profile in line with the University's Strategic Plan, Inspiring People Changing The World.

Knowledge and Qualification


A1.Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 12 (PhD) or equivalent in related discipline with an extensive and established reputation in research and significant teaching experience within the discipline/subject area.

A2.Recognised expertise in subject discipline/specialism to develop new knowledge and understanding within the field.

A3.A thorough understanding of, and track record in, contributing to broader academic leadership and management at School/Service/College level.

A4 Sustained engagement with current practice and developing knowledge.

A5 Engagement with the current and future priorities of University/College/Service strategies, aims and ambitions.

A6 Membership of a relevant professional body, if applicable.



C1.Proven ability to plan and lead staff and efficiently deploy resources in support of major research and teaching activities

C2.Ability to disseminate conceptual and complex ideas to a wide variety of audiences to promote understanding

C3.Ability to undertake academic leadership of groups/activities with substantial impact on finance and other resources

C4 Ability to forge new and effective relationships with colleagues, internally and externally, to foster collaboration across the University and with colleagues in other institutions

C5 Ability to demonstrate independent thought in order to generate original research and secure research income.



E1 Substantial track record of published research of international standard compatible with enhancing the School's submission to the REF

E2 Established track record of successfully securing funding for research projects, as appropriate for the subject specialism

E3 Internationally recognised excellence and reputation in subject area and scholarship of teaching in the discipline

E4 Proven track record of developing and devising teaching programmes, techniques and methods

E5 Track record of student supervision and development/mentorship/coaching of early career academic colleagues in subject area/team.

E6 Demonstrated commitment to open research, as appropriate to the discipline, through open data, open code, open educational resources and practices that support replication.

E7 Proven commitment to supporting the career development of colleagues and to other forms of collegiality appropriate to the career stage.

Informal Enquiries should be directed to Professor Les Back [email protected]

Terms and Conditions

Salary will be Grade 9, £57,696 - £64,914 per annum.

This post is full time (35 hrs per week). This post is to cover maternity leave for up to 12 months or until the substantive postholder returns.

Please Note: If you are a current employee of the University of Glasgow, please be advised that the University would consider an internal secondment opportunity for this post. University of Glasgow applicants should seek clearance for release for internal secondment from their line manager before making a formal application.

As part of Team UofG you will be a member of a world changing, inclusive community, which values ambition, excellence, integrity and curiosity.

As a valued member of our team, you can expect:

1 A warm welcoming and engaging organisational culture, where your talents are developed and nurtured, and success is celebrated and shared.

2 An excellent employment package with generous terms and conditions including 41 days of leave for full time staff, pension - pensions handbook https: // www., benefits and discount packages.

3 A flexible approach to working.

4 A commitment to support your health and wellbeing, including a free 6-month UofG Sport membership for all new staff joining the University https: // www.

We believe that we can only reach our full potential through the talents of all. Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our values. Applications are particularly welcome from across our communities and in particular people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented within the University. Read more on how the University promotes and embeds all aspects of equality and diversity within our community https: // www.

We endorse the principles of Athena Swan https: // www. and hold bronze, silver and gold awards across the University.

We are investing in our organisation, and we will invest in you too. Please visit our website https: // www. for more information.

Vacancy Ref : 136093 Close Date : 12-Feb-2024 23:45

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