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Associate Professor of Criminology

Sociology Social Policy & Criminology

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £56,048 to £69,961 per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Wednesday 14 June 2023
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2086422CC-R

Available from 0.8 to 1.0 Full Time Equivalent

Be part of the dynamic development of Criminology at the University of Southampton, a global top 100 university (QS World Rankings 2021), ranked 4th in the UK for research intensity (Research Excellence Framework 2021). We are a department which prides itself on its interdisciplinarity in research and teaching across criminology, sociology and social policy. Our suite of undergraduate degree programmes in Criminology are attracting exceptional numbers of well qualified students, and we are proud to host a vibrant community of postgraduate researchers. 

The Department was 4th for research power and 5th for research impact in the 2021 REF and is home to The Institute of Criminal Justice Research (ICJR). Criminology is ranked Top 10 in the UK (The Times Good University Guide, 2021), and our BSc Criminology and Psychology programme is the only Russell Group Criminology and Psychology degree with British Psychological Society (BPS) accreditation. Our Postgraduate programmes are ranked 9th in the Sunday Times 2021 Good University Guide, and 5th in the Russell Group. 

About You

You will be a committed researcher with a strong track record commensurate with your experience. You will contribute to the future development of our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. You will enrich the intellectual culture of Criminology and the wider department and share in the strategic development of Criminology as central to Social Sciences at Southampton. We welcome applications from all areas of Criminology, applicants may have expertise in areas such as policing, artificial intelligence, cybercrime, counter-terrorism, including the violent far right and Incel extremism, hate crime, genocide, environmental crime, marginalisation relating to race and ethnicity, sexuality, gender or disability, media and crime, and criminal justice policy and practice. We welcome applicants whose work bridges criminology, sociology, social policy and research methods, and bring research leadership and innovation.  

For this role you will have a proven track record in teaching and research, producing high quality publications and securing research funding. A doctorate or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in an aligned social science discipline is essential. 

The School of Economic, Social and Political Sciences is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion and holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award demonstrating this commitment. We strongly encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, people who identify as LGBTQ+, people with disabilities and those from poorer/less educationally advantaged backgrounds. Be part of the dynamic development of Criminology at the University of Southampton, an institution in the top 1% of world Universities and one of the UK’s top 15 research–intensive universities.

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If you have any further questions, please contact the Head of Department, Dr Craig Webber

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline is midnight on the closing date stated above. For assistance, please call the Recruitment Team on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750. Please quote reference 2086422CC-R on all correspondence.

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We believe equality, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to making the University of Southampton a welcoming, vibrant and successful organisation. Having a diverse workforce, inclusive of people of all ages and beliefs, from different racial backgrounds, educational and social backgrounds opens up a wealth of possibilities, makes us more creative and accelerates our impact on society. We welcome applicants that value diversity of our community and are willing to play their part in supporting the mission of inclusivity. 

Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated on the job. 

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