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Lecturer in Criminology (2445)

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities is a unique environment where Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences sit alongside the Manchester School of Art and the Manchester Fashion Institute. Student experience is at the heart of everything we do. We’re proud to offer state-of-the-art facilities, including digital and technical workshops, studios and gallery spaces designed to enhance learning and collaboration. 

Manchester Metropolitan University’s Department of Sociology is one of the largest in the UK.  It has nationally recognised research strengths in social policy, youth, substance misuse and quantitative research methods.  This post is permanent  and the successful applicant will be based in the Criminology section of the Department. We welcome applications all backgrounds but particularly within the following specialisms- penology, prisons, quantities criminology, policing and probation. The successful applicant should have a PhD in Criminology or an allied discipline.   

Lecturers will plan and carry out research using appropriate methodology and techniques, which result in high quality publications submitted to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) at acceptable levels of volume and academic excellence. They will pursue personal research including developing research ideas and securing financial support for their subject area.  They will:

  • Successfully publish results of research to the REF, in peer reviewed journals or monographs, or publish/exhibit professional practice.
  • Prepare successful proposals and applications to external bodies to secure funding.
  • Develop novel methodologies and techniques appropriate for their research.
  • Apply knowledge in a way that develops new intellectual understanding.


Working at MMU

Manchester Met is a great place to work, and you will be part of a great team.  We are ambitious for our staff; ourselves and we recognise the key contribution our colleagues make by Staff being one of our four strategic priorities.

In addition to a great working environment, you will have access to the University facilities including sport, library and wide range of benefits including health and wellbeing support.

We offer a competitive salary alongside an industry beating pension scheme.  We also offer generous holiday packages, which include 35 days per year holiday, plus Christmas shutdown, plus bank holidays.

If you would like to join our people and share our ambition, we would love to hear from you. Please submit your CV and covering letter via our application portal. 

How to apply: Please attach your CV and covering letter to the online portal detailing how you meet the person specification.

Please contact Professor Julie Scott Jones on for more information.

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Manchester All Saints Campus
Oxford Road, Manchester, UK, M15 6BH
  • Location:
    Manchester All Saints Campus
  • Faculty / Function:
    Arts and Humanities
  • Salary:
    Grade (£35,845 to £41,526)
  • Closing Date:
    27 February 2020
  • Contract Type:
  • Contracted Hours per week:
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