Loughborough University

Loughborough University

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Specialist and Supporting Academic grade 7 from £45585 to £54395 per annum. Subject to annual pay award.

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School of Social Sciences and Humanities

University Teacher in Criminology (maternity cover)

Full-time and fixed term commencing 2 September 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter until 30 June 2025 (or the earlier return of the substantive post holder)

This is an opportunity to join Criminology, Sociology and Social Policy at Loughborough University, part of the School of Social Sciences and Humanities. Loughborough's Criminology, Sociology and Social Policy is recognized nationally and internationally for its excellence in research, teaching and enterprise. Criminology at Loughborough University is a top Criminology programme, ranked top ten in the UK by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024. Sociology is ranked 6th in the UK by the Complete University Guide 2024. The School has an investment strategy to develop cross- disciplinary studies based around its core strengths and is in a strong financial and student recruitment position.

Applications are invited from outstanding candidates with teaching interests across criminology and sociology, but candidates with an interest in: criminal justice, policing, victimology, women and crime, violence and violent crime, substance use, crime and social welfare, with a focus on practical and applied skills - are especially encouraged to apply.

The candidate must have sustained experience of teaching in a range of classroom settings (lectures, tutorials, workshops for example). They will also have experience of designing, delivering and marking assessments. Candidates will be expected to contribute to all areas of the curriculum as required, including the delivery and development of BSc and MA programmes.

Candidates are expected to have a completed PhD in a social science discipline or equivalent experience and the clear potential to contribute to our subject area.

Informal enquiries should be made by email to Head of Department, Professor Line Nyhagen at [email protected].

Closing date for receipt of applications is 15 May 2024.

Interviews are expected to take place after 5 June 2024.

For more information refer to the Job Description and Person Specification.

Loughborough University is committed to achieving equality and valuing diversity in all aspects of employment and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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University Teacher in Criminology maternity cover


Loughborough University


United Kingdom


May 02, 2024

Application deadline

May 15, 2024

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Anthropology,Law,Political Science,Social Science

About the employer

The history of Loughborough University can be traced back to the establishment of a small technical institute in 1909. Originally, Loughborough University of Technology provided education only in technical subjects like art and science. The university was given its current name in 1996. Currently, the university has 22 academic schools and departments, over 100 research groups, institutes and centers, and over 35 professional services, teams.

Located in the center of Loughborough, UK, the university campus covers an area of 440 acres. The campus has a world-class infrastructure and provides a plethora of facilities like huge lecture theatres, a well-stocked library, well-equipped laboratories, an extensive IT network, a conference center, excellent accommodation, and Loughborough Students' Union. The university also has an arts center, a bank, a health center, two theatres, restaurants, and some shops. Also, it provides the students with excellent sports facilities. The university has a postgraduate campus in London too. Both the campuses have won many awards and rankings for the facilities they offer.

Loughborough University offers numerous undergraduate, doctoral and postgraduate programs in various fields like accounts, finance, engineering, sciences, architecture, business, computer science, management, mathematics, languages, sports, economics, arts, social sciences, media, and psychology. The university houses more than 17,000 students and over 3,700 staff members. It is a member of a renowned international academic network, UNITECH International, and has collaborations with many international institutions like MIT, IIT Delhi, and Nanyang Technological University. It also has strong links with many funding agencies and sponsors like the Brunei High Commission, the Libyan Embassy, Oman Cultural Attaché Office and the Chevening Organization. The university equips the students with the skills and knowledge required to improve their employability and offers them plenty of outstanding career opportunities.

Loughborough University has a large network of alumni. There are more than 178,000 alumni across 169 countries. Sir Peter Bonfield is BT Group's former chief executive. Lord Sebastian Coe is an Olympic athlete well-known for holding the world marathon record. Paula Radcliffe is Williams Formula One team's Head of Vehicle Performance and Rob Smedley's former race engineer. Malcolm Sayer is a successful car and aircraft designer. Rosalind Ayres is a popular English actress. Tanni Grey-Thompson is a television presenter, Welsh politician, and a former wheelchair racer. Clive Woodward used to be an English rugby player and served as the coach for the England rugby team from 1997-2004. There are lots of other distinguished and notable names linked to the university.

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