Job details


College of Business, Law and Social Sciences

Responsible to

Head of Criminology and Social Sciences


One Friar Gate Square, Derby Campus


£34,308 to £51,805 per annum

Closing date

Wednesday 17 August 2022

Contract type


Post type




About the role

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

The post is open to applicants with experience in Criminology in general. We particularly welcome applications with expertise in penology, homicide, sexual violence/abuse and quantitative methods/statistics. 

You will be expected to undertake a range of teaching responsibilities within 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

Senior Lecturer job description is available to download at the bottom of the page.

Principal accountabilities

Learning / Teaching

  1. Effectively teach and facilitate learning on a range of subjects / modules within the subject area on undergraduate, postgraduate, professional and post-experience programmes.
  2. 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.
  3. Ensure that module / programme design and delivery comply with the quality standards and regulations of the University.
  4. Participate effectively in the assessment process, including the setting, marking and moderation of student work, providing constructive feedback and ensuring it is in accordance with quality assurance procedures.
  5. Participate in the continuing review and development of module/programme delivery, incorporating innovative study modes, learning environments and pedagogic practices to engage and stimulate students, deliver effective learning outcomes and develop the skills and attributes of the ‘Derby Graduate’.
  6. Take on relevant module leader and/or programme leader responsibilities, including associated marketing, recruitment, delivery and ongoing programme development activities.

Research / Scholarship

  1. Engage in individual research and collaborate both internally and externally on research projects that are consistent with the College, and contribute to influencing leading edge practice in the University and contribution to the REF.
  2. Sustain and enhance the reputation of the University by publishing in appropriate quality journals and presenting at scholarly activities such as workshops, conferences and other similar events.
  3. Develop and maintain contacts and relationship with relevant professional, research and industrial organisations.
  4. Contribute to writing bids for externally funded research projects.


  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. Support marketing and student recruitment activities as required.
  4. Develop external links in order, for example, to support student recruitment, secure student placements, facilitate outreach work, generate income or build relationships for future activities.
  5. Be responsible for administrative duties in areas such as admissions, timetabling, examinations and assessment of progress and student attendance.
  6. Contribute to effective cross College / University working.

Person specification

Essential Criteria



Learning / Teaching
Research / Scholarship

Skills, knowledge & 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.

Find out more about pay and benefits

How to apply

You can apply by submitting an online application. Once you have signed in or registered with us you will be able to begin your application. If you are creating an account for the first time, please ensure you provide an email address that you access regularly as this will be our main means of contacting you regarding your application.

If you require any assistance, including the provision of any documentation in an alternative format, please contact the Recruitment team at

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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Further details

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