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- Associate Professor in Criminology, UK

School of Law, Social and Behavioural Sciences

Salary to 59,289

Closing Date :17/12/2017

The Role
As an Associate Professor, the successful candidate will shape the strategic direction of the department as they develop our undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum, while supporting our new multidisciplinary research centre. They will maintain a personal programme of research and scholarship that furthers the remit of the Centre for Research in Communities, Identities and Difference (CResCID). At the same time, you will attract and supervise postgraduate research students, develop productive national and international links with academics within criminology and other disciplines, engage in enterprise and bidding activity, and contribute to the academic management of the school.
The Person
Working in any area of criminology, the criminal justice system or criminal justice policy, you will have a PhD or equivalent in criminology or a related area, together with sound experience of teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level. You will have an internationally recognized and respected record of research and demonstrate the capacity to secure funding awards.  Approachable and innovative, you will be keen to collaborate with colleagues from other disciplines with the communication skills to engage effectively with academic and non-academic audiences. Applications are invited from all areas of criminology. We would particularly welcome somebody with an interest in policing, gender and criminal justice policy. However, invitations are open to all candidates with a critical engagement with the discipline and whose areas of expertise addresses current and topical social issues.  Interest in an area of research that strengthens the portfolio of our new research centre will be vital.
Applicants will be required to demonstrate that they meet the Kingston University standards in learning and teaching, and research. By the end of the probation period, you must achieve the relevant level of UKPSF recognition, if this hasn't already been obtained.  This will be through participation in Kingston University’s accredited KAPS academic development programme.
The Faculty
The Department of Criminology is one of the five Departments (Economics, Criminology and Sociology, Law, Politics and Psychology) comprising the School of Law, Social and Behavioural Sciences. The School has a very active research culture, reflected in a strong track record of attracting research funding; it has been awarded over £1.5 million in external funding over the last 18 months. The School currently hosts around 75 PhD students, 16 of them in Law. Each department in the School comprises a number of sub-disciplinary research groups;  in Law these include the Group for Employment Law and Policy, the Integrity Research Group and the Globalisation and Law Group.
The department has a thriving research culture, placing the study of law within a wider social, economic and political context. Its staff lead research across a diverse range of areas including employment law, criminal justice, human rights, financial regulation and the digital economy. Its outlook is truly global with its research centres linked to a network of international research partnerships. It has a track record of excellent research, with an emphasis on producing impact through collaboration with stakeholders locally and nationally. It has a good record of attracting grants for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships including a recent partnership grant with Equas Limited and Innovate UK Technology Strategy Board.
Its experts work with and advise governments, regulatory bodies and businesses through collaborations and consultancy work. Recent examples involve advice to the senior UK judiciary on case management and to the Jamaican Government on money laundering.
The department hosts regular national and international conferences including a recent symposium on Corruption. It also has scholarly exchanges with a number of countries arranged through its research groups. Academic staff are supported in their research and work closely with School based research managers and through centrally funded schemes and opportunities.
Further information
Kingston University is committed to equality and we value the diversity of our staff and students.
Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme

Job posted on 14 November 2017.

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