Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Policing

United Kingdom

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Job Category

Teaching, Research & Scholarship

Vacancy Type

Permanent/Fixed Term

Fixed Term Duration

18 months

Employment Type

Full time

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Faculty/Prof Service

Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

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  • Job Description Person Specifications (PDF, 88.29kb)

  • Expectations of Academics (PDF, 161.69kb)

  • About ARU:

    We are ranked in the world's top 350 institutions in the 2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and we are a global university transforming lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research. Our research institutes and four faculties bridge scientific, technical and creative fields. We deliver impactful research which tackles pressing issues and makes a real difference to our communities. Our academic excellence has been recognised by the UK's Higher Education funding bodies, with 16 of our research areas assessed as world-leading. In 2021, we were awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize for our world-leading music therapy work.

    About the Role:

    Our Faculty of Arts, Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences provides cutting-edge teaching, research and consultancy across a broad spectrum of practice-based and theoretical disciplines. We are committed to the mutual importance of teaching, research and innovation, and have shaped our curriculum to ensure that traditional disciplines retain a clear, academic identity that translates effectively into courses with professional relevance.

    We are seeking a committed Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Policing to join our thriving Criminology and Policing course group, which recruits at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. We seek an ambitious colleague who is enthusiastic about excellent teaching, research and innovation, and will make a full and collegiate contribution to our student experience. With a research profile commensurate with the stage of your career, you will make a substantial contribution to the thriving research profile of the group, including income generation and the supervision of research students.

    With a PhD or Professional Doctorate, you will have proven experience in teaching at HE levels and/or relevant pratictioner experience. You will have excellent written and oral communication skills and be IT literate with a sound knowledge of Microsoft Office. You will have the ability to work co- operatively and as part of a team. You will be enthusiastic and have a flexible approach.

    We particularly welcome those with interests and expertise from any area of Policing and Criminology, but particularly in any of the following areas:

  • Gender-based Violence, Intimate Partner Violence, or Violence Against Women and Girls
  • Comparative Criminology or Global Criminology
  • Transnational Crime or Organised Crime
  • Quantitative Methods or Digital Methods
  • Cultural Criminology
  • Green Criminology
  • Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery, and/ or
  • Distance Learning or Continuing Professional Development provision
  • For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Christian Kemp, Deputy Head of School, [email protected]

    Find out more about working with us.

    We have an agile working culture and offer an extensive range of benefits including generous holiday entitlement, occupational pension schemes, training and development opportunities, travel to work scheme and a competitive relocation package. Visit our benefits page for full details.

    We are committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare of our staff and students and expect all staff to share this commitment.

    We value diversity at ARU and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

    We have a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

    Committed to being inclusive and open to discuss flexible working .

    Guidance Notes:

    For a list of key requirements, please download the Job Description and Person Specification above. To apply for this role please demonstrate how your skills and experience match the criteria in the person specification.

    We reserve the right to close this vacancy once we have received sufficient applications.

    Job details


    Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Policing


    Anglia Ruskin University


    United Kingdom


    November 21, 2023

    Application deadline

    December 11, 2023

    Job type



    Anthropology,Law,Psychology,Social Science

    About the employer

    Anglia Ruskin University is amongst the most prestigious universities located in East Anglia, United Kingdom. The origins of the university can be traced back to the year 1858 when John Ruskin founded the Cambridge School of Art. With time, the Essex Institute of Higher Education merged with Cambridgeshire College of Arts and Technology to form Anglia Polytechnic. In 1992, it was named as Anglia Polytechnic University, and in 2005, it was renamed as Anglia Ruskin University. Keeping in mind the overall development of the university, over a period of time, it invested more than £115 million on its campuses.

    Based in East Anglia, the university has four campuses and partner institutes in the country as well as in international locations. University's four campuses are located in Chelmsford, Cambridge, Peterborough, and London. Its flagship Cambridge campus is home to high-tech clinical skills labs, which also include mock hospital areas. Initially based in the city center, the Chelmsford campus moved to a new location in the year 1992. One of the main highlights of this riverside campus is the School of Medicine, which was set up in 2018 and is the foremost such school in Essex. The Chelmsford campus also boasts of its Queen's building, which was opened by none other than the Queen herself.

    The Guild House Peterborough campus, which was established in the year 2011, specializes in social and healthcare courses and is dedicated to training professionals of the corresponding field. Located in proximity to the city center, this campus has a strength of nearly 1200 students. The London campus was founded in 2015 and offers different undergraduate and postgraduate courses. In order to mark its presence in the UK and globally, the university partnered with a number of different institutions in the country, as well as across the world. Within the UK, it joined hands with University Centre West Anglia and University Centre Peterborough, while overseas, it entered into partnerships with colleges of different countries like India, Malaysia, Mauritius.

    The university offers undergraduate as well as postgraduate courses in different fields, keeping in mind the diverse requirements. There are postgraduate research courses available at the university as well, during which students can access modern facilities and gain hands-on experience. In addition, the university offers different part-time and continuing professional development (CPD) courses, which are particularly for working professionals. With the distance learning facility, students can gain access to study resources and online workshops.

    The university has more than 1,00,000 alumni present in 165 nations, who are working in different spheres. Some of the notable alumni are Chris Beckett (academic and author), Angela Hartnett (entrepreneur), Ian Miller (English footballer), Tony Palladino (English cricketer), and Barbara Yung (Hong Kong actress).

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