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College of Business, Law and Social Sciences

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Head of Discipline, Criminology and Social Science


One Friar Gate Square, Derby Campus


£33,309 to £40,927 per annum

Closing date

Monday 15 August 2022

Contract type

Permanent Head of Discipline,

Post type




About the role

This post is an opportunity for a Criminology Lecturer with a sound understanding of Criminology and necessary research skills, to contribute to and engage with academic and scholarly work of the Department. 

You will be expected to lead or contribute to the delivery of modules such as Murder, Penology, Sexual Violence, and Working with Offenders. You will be expected to undertake a range of teaching responsibilities within these areas and across the subject area of Criminology and Social Sciences and undertake tutorial responsibility (both individual and group). 

Links with or knowledge of the Criminology Networks and Community in the UK, the ability to teach and assess students work at all levels as well as well as an experience in supervising postgraduate research students will be an advantage.

The work will involve academic leadership and administrative responsibilities that contribute to the development of curriculum and educational resources in the Criminology and Social Sciences Discipline. You may be required to teach evenings or weekends, or contribute to, and attend, inter-professional and international collaborations. You may also be required to go on student field trips that contribute to students learning.

The successful applicant will benefit from a highly supportive and collegial working environment and a competitive remuneration package. 

For informal enquiries about the role, please contact Dr. Franc Jegede, Head of Discipline (Interim) Criminology and Social Sciences, University of Derby

Principal accountabilities

Learning / Teaching

  1. Lead on or contribute to the delivery of modules and courses in the subject area of Criminology covering undergraduate, postgraduate, professional, and post-experience programmes.
  2. Teach and facilitate learning on core and optional modules relating to the academic discipline.
  3. Ensure that module / programme design and delivery comply with the quality standards and regulations of the University.
  4. Contribute to the development of learning and teaching strategies and ensure that knowledge from research and scholarly activities informs and enhances learning and teaching, as well as extending it to appropriate external activities such as knowledge transfer activities.
  5. Undertake relevant module leadership responsibilities and take on other programme-related work that may include marketing, recruitment, and learning and teaching development.
  6. Supervise student projects at undergraduate / postgraduate levels.
  7. Develop innovative approaches to learning and teaching, such as blended or online, to encourage student centred learning.
  8. Ensure effective monitoring of student progress and provide advice and guidance to staff and students as appropriate.

Research / Scholarship

  1. Take the lead on, plan, develop and conduct research objectives, projects, and proposals within the broader programme. Deliver research outcomes that will contribute to the REF.
  2. Acquire, analyse, interpret, and evaluate research findings / data using approaches, techniques, models, and methods selected or developed for the purpose.
  3. Manage the application of a range of methodologies, approaches, and techniques appropriate to the type of research being pursued. Where appropriate investigate and devise research methods and approaches.
  4. Generate income by developing and winning support for innovative research proposals and funding bids, working where appropriate within Research Centres and Colleges.
  5. Disseminate and explain research findings through leading peer-reviewed national publications (and international where appropriate), conferences and other appropriate media.
  6. Ensure adherence to ethical standards in the projects for which the role holder is responsible.
  7. Monitor research resources such as budget, materials, and equipment.
  8. Provide mentoring and guidance to colleagues and co-ordinate the work of research and support staff.
  9. Take a leading role in the development and delivery of business engagement activities, developing entrepreneurial links with external organisations.
  10. Identify own professional needs and undertake appropriate training and staff development.


  1. Act as a personal tutor, supporting and mentoring students as appropriate
  2. Provide pastoral care to students, referring when necessary to services that provide further support.
  3. Liaise with international partners as required on existing and future collaborations.
  4. Contribute to new initiatives at appropriate levels.
  5. Build on existing research networks, furthering contacts with external organisations such as funding bodies.
  6. Actively seek out and develop opportunities for interdisciplinary research both across the University and externally.
  7. Observe and implement University policies and procedures.

Person specification

Essential Criteria



Learning / Teaching
Research / Scholarship

Skills, knowledge and abilities

Business requirements

Desirable Criteria



Research / Scholarship

Skills, knowledge, and abilities


As well as competitive pay scales, we offer generous holiday entitlement. We also offer opportunities for further salary progression based on performance, and the opportunity to join a contributory pension scheme.

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How to apply

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Please note all applications must be submitted online by Midnight GMT on the closing date of the vacancy.

Important information

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications.

Whilst this role is eligible for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker Route, we recommend that you assess your individual eligibility before applying for this position.

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