Senior Lecturer in Criminology

Full Time £38,458 – £50,132  / Per Annum REF: NU5119
Closing deadline for applications: 12/08/2019

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to be part of the Criminology team here at Newman University. You will be based within the Department of Social Science, Sport & Business and will play a key role in the delivery of the undergraduate degree programme, as well as to research and public engagement activities.
The Criminology Subject area is committed to a critical pedagogy based on the university’s student-centred approach and to build on our interest in critical criminological perspectives and to strengthen the research culture within the department.
You will need to be able to teach across the criminology curriculum. You will welcome working with a diverse group of students, many of whom entered university from non-traditional routes or are first-to-HE. You will be keen to engage with our local community and to contribute to developing the work placement which is a core element of our programme.
Newman is an ambitious and values driven institution. Our aim is for this to be reflected in the student experience of studying law at Newman: to promote a sense of ethical concern for and commitment to social justice.
Key Duties of the Role
You will design, plan and deliver learning activity by engaging effectively in substantive teaching and learning support roles relevant to Criminology, select appropriate methods of assessment and feed back to learners, supervise student projects, and undertake leadership duties related to student education.
In addition, you will enhance the scholarly reputation of Criminology as a discipline by a contribution to expertise and knowledge, supporting Departmental, Faculty and institutional initiatives and will be expected to deputise for the Course Leader as needed.
A full list of key responsibilities and main duties can be found within the job pack (job description person specification).

Skills and Qualifications Required
You will ideally hold a doctoral level degree or be currently undertaking this, have an essential relevant/allied undergraduate degree in Criminology, and Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy or the ability to gain professional recognition at this.
You will have teaching experience in at least one core Criminology undergraduate module, and experience of working independently in teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels, or demonstrable potential to engage in teaching and learning support in engaging and innovative ways.
You must also demonstrate experience of contributing to designing and planning learning activities, developing effective learning environments, including both (face to face and/or virtual) and have a clear understanding of student learning and the relevant pedagogic approaches as well support and guidance needed.
You will have a demonstrable research profile commensurate with your career-stage.
You may, on occasion, be required to work during the evening / weekends.
Successful candidates will be expected to take up their post as soon as possible.
To find out more about this opportunity please contact Dr Mehreen Mirza, Assistant Dean, for an informal conversation. Email:

An application form and further details about this post are available from: or alternatively please e-mail: or telephone 0121 476 1181, Ext 2456 or 2398.

Closing date for applications: 12 pm on 12th August 2019
Date of interview: Tuesday 27th August 2019

Please note that we reserve the right to remove this advert prior to the advertised date, dependent on the level of response received. You are therefore advised to apply at your earliest convenience.

Newman University offers a wide range of staff benefits which include 35 days paid annual leave plus bank holidays, and closure days as applicable, Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, child care vouchers and an onsite crèche facility, health care and cycle to work schemes, sports centre facilities, chaplaincy and spiritual care, free tea and coffee, a staff room, free on-site parking, and a discounted travel scheme. For further information on these and other staff benefits please visit our website or contact the Human Resources Department.

Newman University is an Equal Opportunity Employer