Departmental Lecturer in Criminology

Centre for Criminology, Manor Road, Oxford

Grade 7: £30,738 - £37,768 p.a.

A 12-month fixed-term teaching and research appointment in Criminology is available for an outstanding academic possibly at an early stage of their career. The purpose of the post is to cover the teaching of Professor Ian Loader, who will be on research leave during the 2016 - 2017 academic year. It is anticipated that the appointee will take up the post on 1 September 2016.

The postholder will be expected to: lecture, tutor, and supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students (the teaching stint will be 144 units per annum, spread over the three terms); produce lecture notes, course materials, reading lists, and reference guides; engage in assessment and university examining; and plan and organise specific areas of the syllabus and contribute to syllabus development on the MSc Qualitative Methods course and Race and Gender option. In the role of Director of Graduate Studies, s/he will be the first point of contact for student matters relating to attendance, conduct, coursework, performance, and welfare (referring matters to colleagues as appropriate) and will guide doctoral students, keep them up to date on training, inform them about university resources, represent their needs at various Centre committees, keep track of their progress, and review doctoral supervision GSS reports.

The successful applicant will: hold, or expect to hold by the time of appointment, a doctorate in law, sociology or a relevant social science; have an aptitude for teaching and some experience of teaching and research; have sufficient depth and breadth of knowledge in the subject to develop course materials and research proposals; have a publication record commensurate with the stage of the applicant’s career, and familiarity with the existing literature and research in the field; have experience of qualitative/quantitative research and analytical techniques.

Candidates shortlisted for interview will be asked to submit a sample of written work in advance of the interviews, and will be requested to give a short presentation as part of the assessment process. Two references will be sought for shortlisted candidates.

To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please follow the link below:

Applications, which should include a CV and supporting statement, should be made online by 12.00 noon on Friday 22 July 2016. Interviews will be held in Oxford shortly thereafter.