Assistant Professor in Criminology
University of Nottingham Department of Sociology and Social Policy
United Kingdom

Assistant Professor in Criminology

Closing Date
Tuesday, 15th June 2021
Job Type
Research & Teaching
Sociology & Social Policy
£36914 to £49553 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

The School of Sociology and Social Policy is a vibrant, diverse, and exciting centre for social science teaching and research. We are a multidisciplinary School covering criminology, sociology, public policy and administration, social policy, and social work. 

Please note, this post is available on a research and teaching basis, or a teaching only basis. Please indicate your preference in your application. 

As the School enters a period of growth, we are looking for an enthusiastic scholar to join our growing team working in criminology. The successful applicant will be expected to make a significant contribution to research and/or teaching in the School, taking responsibility for the quality of the education we provide, and for identifying new opportunities and sources of funding for research, as well as contributing to high-quality submissions to future assessments of research excellence. They will also play an active role in school operations, for example by taking on a significant administrative role in relation to research and/or teaching. Teaching on our very popular undergraduate programmes will be an immediate priority. 

We welcome applications from candidates with interests in any area of criminology, a commitment to research, and/or a strong background in delivering educational programmes at postgraduate and undergraduate level, along with experience of academic administration.  

We welcome applicants working in any field of criminology and are keen to develop research and teaching interests and capacity within the criminology team in feminist criminology, race and ethnicity, southern, Asian and postcolonial criminology, prison health and governance, restorative justice, border criminology, victimology, and queer criminology. 

This is a permanent opportunity available from the 01 June 2021. Hours of work are full-time (36.25 hours) ; however applications are also welcome from candidates wishing to work part-time (minimum 29 hours per week). Please specify in your application if you wish to work part time and the number of preferred hours. Job share arrangements may be considered.

People from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to apply as the School is determined to provide an inclusive environment for staff and students.  

At the University of Nottingham, we aim to give you all the support you need to develop and nurture your talent, help you reach your professional and personal career goals. We are committed to providing competitive employment packages whilst supporting the well-being of our staff to help them reach their full potential.  

As a University employee, you will have access to a range of benefits, including salary sacrifice options, a generous holiday allowance and attractive pension scheme. We also offer staff membership of our fitness and health facilities and discounts with a large range of retailers and leisure services. 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Mel Jordan, Discipline Lead for Criminology: (

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

For all successful international applicants, including EU/EEA applicants from January 2021, we offer an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses to the UK, including visas and the NHS surcharge. For more information download our Support with Immigration Expenses document.

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