Assistant Professor / Lecturer in Crime and Policing

Job Description

We are recruiting to a variety of criminology and crime and policing posts here at Northumbria university and are seeking ambitious, collegiate, and dynamic colleagues to join our existing team of excellent scholars in the Department of Social Sciences.

You will be a research active member our criminology and policing team and your own interests will complement and extend the broad, yet exciting and ever-growing, range of criminological and policing research we are engaged in. Your scholarship will primarily align with the work conducted within the Centre for Crime and Policing and/or The Northern Hub for Veterans and Military Families Research strand on Criminal Justice which embraces many issues including homelessness, mental health and suicide. In addition, you will be able to connect with one of our many research focussed networks (e.g., Gender, Violence and Abuse [GVARN]).

Your own area of research specialism will add to our portfolio of criminology, crime and policing sub-fields. We are keen to recruit to an open list of research and teaching interests in order to attract those whose research is at the cutting edge of theory, research, policy, and practice. You will be authoritative about the key debates, policies and pedagogical practices affecting our subject areas. There is an expanding and richly diverse research methodology in our disciplines, and we would be keen to attract those who can demonstrate this in the use, and teaching, of quantitative methodologies in particular. Your research will be steered towards effecting social change and influencing the advancement of crime and policing, and will align with your teaching such that you will contribute to the development and enhancement of student learning via pedagogic innovation and change.

You will lead on, and contribute to, learning and teaching (face-to-face, on-line live, pre-recorded and blended) at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, together with professional/degree apprenticeship offers and other professional courses.

The Department of Social Sciences is committed to recruiting, hiring and retaining people who reflect our values of supporting equity, diversity and inclusion in the department’s culture.

For any further information on the role please contact Pamela Davies -

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply Now', and submit a covering letter, CV including research /education statements, and grants and publications list. Please highlight your highest quality research outputs up to a maximum of 4.  In addition, candidates are asked to provide copies of the top 2 research outputs (Journal / book chapter /practice-based portfolio). Where possible candidates are asked to combine all of these documents into a single file.

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.