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University Assistant Professor

Institute of Criminology

University of Cambridge, Trinity Ln, Cambridge, UK


  • Posted on: 20th Jan 2022
  • Salary: £42,149-£53,348
  • REF: JL29721
  • Closes: 28th February 2022
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

The Institute of Criminology at the University of Cambridge seeks to appoint two Assistant Professors in Criminology due to the forthcoming retirement of two Professors, to start on 1 October 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. We welcome applications from candidates in any area of research in criminology or criminal justice.

As Assistant Professor, you will join a multidisciplinary and cross-cutting research and teaching environment. With a PhD or equivalent postgraduate qualification in criminology or a cognate discipline, you will be expected to have an outstanding record of research and show evidence for the ability to develop a successful research programme of international stature. You will also contribute to our vibrant and diverse teaching programmes including the development, management and delivery of undergraduate and graduate courses, supervision, and examinations. At a later stage, you may be expected to contribute to the administration of the Institute.

To ensure that the Institute continues to deliver world-leading research, we seek to appoint one applicant with particular expertise in qualitative and interpretive research paradigms and another with particular expertise in conducting research rooted in quantitative and hypothesis-driven research paradigms. Both candidates will be expected to add to the profile of substantive research areas of the Institute. We also encourage applications from candidates with expertise across methodological domains.

Applicants should submit:

a) A CV

b) Cover letter with;

  • A list of publications
  • A brief summary of the three outputs you consider the most significant (max 300 words per output)
  • An indication of whether you wish to be considered for the qualitative or quantitative focused position, detailing your expertise in your chosen specialism. Candidates with expertise in mixed methods should apply for the position that reflects their main strengths and priorities
  • A statement covering your current and future aspirations for research and teaching, identifying, where possible, how these fit within the current research profile of the Institute (max 1000 words)
  • Contact details of three referees.

Appointments will be made at Assistant Professor level with a probationary period of five years. If successful at probation, the title becomes Associate Professor, with appointment to the retiring age thereafter subject to satisfactory progress.

Click the ‘Apply’ button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Interviews will be held April 2022 (TBC).

Informal enquiries can be directed to Prof Manuel Eisner (mpe23@cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference JL29721 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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