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University Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice

The Institute of Criminology seeks to appoint a full-time University Lecturer (that is, University Teaching Officer) in Criminology and Criminal Justice. This is a permanent research and teaching post, subject to a probationary period of up to five years, and is available from 1 September 2018.

The post holder will carry out research and teaching duties in the Institute of Criminology, at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The post holder will also be expected to develop a profile of research excellence in broad areas related to criminology and criminal justice.

As a matter of course, all University Teaching Officers are all expected to engage in postgraduate and/or undergraduate teaching, supervision, and examination duties, alongside research. In the devolved University structure there may also be some administrative duties.

The successful candidate will be expected to have a strong record of research and research publications in areas related to criminology and/or criminal justice. The candidate will also have a strong research profile with contributions to methodological, theoretical and empirical issues in the field.

The successful candidate is expected to make a substantive contribution to both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching which will reflect both general teaching needs and the post-holder's own research interests. In particular, we are looking for applicants who will be able to contribute to a new Part II Tripos undergraduate course in Sociology and Criminology. The successful candidate will be able to offer an overview of criminological theories and principles and procedures of criminal justice.

Full details about the role and it's responsibilities can be found on the attached Further Information document.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

The closing date is 24th May, 2018.

Interviews will be held during June, 2018.

For further information regarding the application process, please refer to the Further Information document. Alternatively, please feel free to contact the HR office at the Institute of Criminology at or by calling 01223 335383.

Please quote reference JL15058 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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