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Lecturer in Criminology and Forensic Investigation

School of Human and Social Sciences

Salary:   £41,201 to £47,169 per annum
Release Date:   Wednesday 06 October 2021
Closing Date:   Sunday 31 October 2021
Interview Date:   Monday 15 November 2021
Reference:   SHSS026

The University of West London (UWL) has been named University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021. The editor of the Guide has described UWL as “regularly among the top-performing universities’ and that we have ‘proved it is possible for a London-based institution to achieve outstanding levels of student satisfaction beyond other universities”. 

Over the last few years more than £150 million has been invested in our campus to create an inspiring social and learning environment for students. 

Find out more about us

The School - 

School of Human and Social Sciences offers a full range of awards from foundation degrees to undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees. Our courses and areas of expertise include Criminology and Policing, Psychology, Education, Addiction Studies, Forensic Science, Nutritional Therapy, Politics and International Relations. Our courses are accredited by professional bodies in the sciences, for example, The British Psychological Society and the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), Forensic Science is accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, Addiction studies by the Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals and the Nutritional studies course by Nutritional Therapy Education Commission (NTEC). We are rated as 3rd in London for psychology courses and 2nd in London for forensic science courses by the Guardian University Guide 2020.

Criminology at UWL is an integral part of this large and thriving School of Human and Social Sciences. The research interests of the Criminology department are varied, with current expertise in gangs and youth crime, terrorism and radicalisation, fraud and corruption and the criminal trial process, amongst others. We currently teach approximately 350 undergraduate students on a range of BA(Hons) programmes, and also offer an MA in Criminology and have a growing number of research students.

The Role - 

The successful candidate will be expected to do teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate students undertaking criminology programmes, as well as providing both academic and pastoral support to students. There will be an expectation to lead on themes of forensic investigation and have knowledge and experience in the use of crime scene related skills. You will possess a good understanding of the Forensic Investigation sector, preferably with relevant industry experience.  

The postholder is expected participate in both enterprise and research activities, including other external partnerships and engagement activities undertaken by the School of Human and Social Sciences that relate to the subject area.

The postholder will also assume administrative, module and course responsibilities appropriate to their level of seniority. They will contribute to new module and course developments and undertake the necessary examination and assessment preparation/monitoring that may be required by the teaching programme. 

How to Apply 

To apply click on ‘Apply Online’ and fill out the application form. Further information about the application process can be found here:  

Please email  if you need any assistance with the application process.

Interviews are expected to be held in the week commencing 15th November 2021. 

For informal enquiries about the position please contact Peter Stiernstedt, Head of Subject,  

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