Director of the M.St. Programme in Applied Criminology, Penology and Management University of Cambridge, Director of the M.St. Programme in Applied Criminology, Penology and Management United Kingdom

Director of the M.St. Programme in Applied Criminology, Penology and Management

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 September 2020 in the first instance.


The Institute of Criminology seeks to appoint to the role of Director of the M.St. Programme in Applied Criminology, Penology and Management. This position is a 40% FTE position in the Institute of Criminology and will be available from 1 October 2018 for a period of two years in the first instance.


The position relates to postgraduate direction and teaching on the part-time M.St. programme in Applied Criminology, Penology and Management, which primarily attracts senior criminal justice practitioners. The course is run over two years and runs each March to December, for two week periods, in March/April, July and September. There are currently around 25-30 students per year on the Applied Criminology, Penology and Management programme.


The post holder should have a strong track record in teaching and research, including interest in topics relevant to prisons, probation, criminology and related fields.


It is expected the successful candidate will have well-established networks with relevant criminal justice agencies and will also have extensive international contacts with research and practice institutions which will help to expand the M.St. Programme and further develop it as a world leader in continuing education.


Directorship of the Penology Programme includes leadership in regard to the content and teaching methods of the M.St. Penology Programme, as well as maintaining operational oversight of the budget and operational issues. The postholder will be expected to teach on the programme, line-manage the staff involved and work closely with the administrative support and academic staff on the 'sister' Programme in Applied Criminology and Police Management.


Educated to Ph.D. level in a relevant subject such as criminology, criminal justice, socio-legal studies, sociology or psychology, with an international reputation in the field of criminology, criminal justice and penology, the postholder will also have competence in both qualitative and quantitative research methods and extensive experience of research carried out within the criminal justice system.


Considerable teaching experience, including previous work in developing teaching material and innovative course material is essential, as is expertise in conducting original or innovative research, contributing to the advancement of the relevant subject area.


To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.


For full information regarding the role, and how to apply, please refer to the attached Further Information document. Alternatively, contact the HR office at the Institute of Criminology at or by calling 01223 335383.


The closing date is Thursday, 14th June 2018.


Interviews will take place in July, 2018.


Please quote reference JL15477 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.


The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.


The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.


Further information
Further Information JL15477

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