Senior Lecturer (Programme Leader) Criminology

Opening Date:
15 Jun 2022
Closing Date:
29 Jun 2022
Salary Range:

The Department of Social Sciences at the University of the West of England (UWE) Bristol is seeking to appoint a Senior Lecturer (Grade H) in Criminology who will also assume the Programme Leader role to lead the development, organisation and day-to-day delivery of the criminology provision, ensuring high academic standards and quality of learning experience.

The successful applicant will join a successful, supportive and dynamic criminology team with a strong commitment to research and the provision of excellent student experience. The post-holder will be expected to make a contribution to the undergraduate teaching provision alongside their programme leadership duties.

The post will be based in the interdisciplinary Department of Social Sciences within the Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences. The criminology team at UWE Bristol is multi-disciplinary and our students benefit from a diverse range of expertise, pastoral support and innovative approaches to teaching and assessment as part of our vibrant learning community. We are deeply connected to our city and region and collaborate closely with employers and stakeholders to ensure that our curricula remain current, topical, and relevant to societal needs. We are committed to producing ready and able graduates who are ambitious, collaborative, innovative, inclusive, and enterprising.

We are focussed on the delivery of high-quality teaching with a strong emphasis on the application of academic understanding to real-world and applied contexts. The successful candidate will contribute towards the maintenance and enhancement of the University’s reputation for public engagement, scholarship, and knowledge exchange.

The department has a vibrant research culture, organised around several University Centres of Excellence including the Social Science Research Group and its associated themes.

Why UWE Bristol?

We are one of the largest providers of Higher Education in the South West with 32,000 students, 250,000 alumni and 4,000 staff from across the globe. We are both globally connected and regionally embedded, with a strong network of employer and partner connections.

We have a lot to be proud of at UWE, our achievements include scoring above sector average for student satisfaction, we are ranked 36th in The Guardian Best UK Universities 2022 and 39th in the latest Times Higher Education ‘Table of Tables’.

This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus.

In addition to progressive pay rates, we offer a wide range of employee benefits including:

  • a generous holiday allowance of 35 days
  • up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year
  • excellent defined benefit pension schemes
  • access to employee assistance programme
  • ongoing learning and development opportunities
  • family friendly policies and wellbeing initiatives
  • onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus.
  • Retail savings via the Wider Wallet scheme
  • option to participate in the cycle to work scheme

Further Information

This is a permanent post, and is full-time working on a 100% contract.

For informal enquiries please contact Professor Peter Clegg (Head of Department) Criminology) at

UWE Bristol is a campus-based University and it is important for our success and the delivery of an outstanding experience for our students that our campuses are dynamic and vibrant places to learn and spend time. This role is therefore campus based.