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Senior Lecturer in Policing

Education & Society - School of Social Sciences

Location:  Sunderland Campus
Salary:  £40,958 to £51,035 per annum
By annual incremental progression
Hours per Week:  37
Closing Date:  Thursday 24 June 2021
Reference:  0230-21
Further details:    Job Description     Welcome to the Faculty of Education and Society    

The Social Studies team at University of Sunderland seek to welcome a new, dynamic academic team member. We are a progressive and professional team with an excellent reputation for providing high quality teaching and learning and student support, as well as academic leadership underpinned by a sound theoretical base.

The successful applicant will contribute to teaching BSc (Hons) Professional Policing, BSc (Hons) Criminology and other programmes within the Social Studies suite at undergraduate and postgraduate, and will take leadership of an area of academic provision. The successful candidate will have a significant background in professional practice and once in post will build upon existing links and forge new ones with local and national police forces. You will also contribute to the promotion of teaching, research and reach-out activities and employability across the Faculty of Education and Society, School of Social Sciences.

The University of Sunderland is in an exciting phase of its development with a new vision and redefined strategic ambitions designed to take advantage of the ever-changing higher education landscape at home and overseas. Our strategic plan 2021 - 2027 capitalises on our long and successful track-record of ‘life changing’ and is ambitious and relevant for a 21st century global University.

You will work within our Social Studies team across a range of modules, contribute to the wider developments of your specialist area/s and engage in student support. Contributing to subject teaching and curriculum development of designated modules and programmes, you will also be able to engage in/with to the established and developing research culture within the team and the wider School/Faculty.

You will be qualified to doctoral level, or have a significant and developing research profile in an appropriate and relevant Social Studies area, and will have a clear research plan which aligns with the interests of the Faculty, the School and the team. A teaching qualification and/ or HEA fellowship are also desirable. If you hold the skills, qualifications and experience we are looking for, we would love to hear from you.

If you wish to discuss this post please contact: Dr Donna Peacock, Team Leader, Social Studies on:

Please note that this vacancy is also being advertised to staff eligible for redeployment via the University redeployment portal.  Applicants who are eligible for redeployment will be interviewed before any other external candidates are considered.

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Please note that this role is eligible for the Skilled Worker Route in accordance with the Home Office Points Based Immigration System. Should you require further information, please visit the Home Office website

The University of Sunderland is proud to be an equal opportunities employer, treating all applicants equally and ensuring recruitment is based on merit. However we particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are underrepresented within the University of Sunderland at this level/in this area.

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