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Professor in Criminology/ Criminal Justice

School of Law
Closing Date:   Monday 31 July 2023
Interview Date:   Wednesday 27 September 2023
Reference:  0369-23

Professor in Criminology/Criminal Justice 

Criminology at Lancaster University has been consistently ranked in the top 10 in the UK league tables. Situated within Lancaster University Law School, this is an exceptional opportunity to join an intellectually vibrant, collegiate and multi-disciplinary group of scholars oriented towards critical inquiry and questions of social justice. 

We seek a Professor in Criminology/Criminal Justice to bring high-level research leadership and expertise to enhance our culture and contribute to the School’s thriving Criminology and Law programmes. The area of specialization is open, but candidates with research profiles that complement our existing strengths in drugs, financial crime, critical carceral studies, cybercrime, green criminology, state crime, feminist criminology, youth justice and quantitative criminology would be most welcome.

You will join an engaged, active research team to provide leadership in relation to generating external research income through the development of a programme of ECR-mentoring and leading by example on large research projects.  You will pursue research and publications at a level appropriate for a strong submission to the next Research Excellence Framework.

You will contribute to the School’s undergraduate and postgraduate level modules as required and you will be expected to supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students. You will also take on leadership roles as requested by the Head of School. 

The Law School is consistently ranked in the top 20 in the UK league tables and is currently placed 55th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and 17th in the Complete University Guide. We have a vibrant, research-led teaching culture, with interdisciplinary collaborations, and a successful, engaged PGR community.  

The Law School has over 50 full-time academic members of staff and is committed to having a positive impact on people's lives as well as academic excellence; over 80% of the School's research was rated as being internationally excellent or world leading in the 2021 Research Assessment Exercise.   We excelled in particular in relation to impact, being ranked at 6th in the Unit of Assessment. The Law School is also committed to innovation and excellence in teaching, learning and assessment and has recently developed a number of employability modules that has seen us being ranked #1 in the Times Good University Guide for employability. To find out more about the School, please go to:

Staff in the Law School benefit from Lancaster’s strong commitment to fostering an environment that encourages and supports research and scholarship at both institutional and School level. Colleagues are supported through a structured staff development programme and ongoing sabbatical leave.

We are committed to promoting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion across the Faculty, and supporting family-friendly, flexible and agile working policies on an individual basis.  We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

Informal enquiries may be made to: Prof Catherine Easton, Head of Lancaster University Law School. (Email:



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Please note: Unless specified otherwise in the advert wording, all advertised roles are UK based.

The University provides an environment that strongly supports the individual needs of each employee, whilst promoting the importance of wellbeing for all our colleagues. We have a range of support networks available for our employees, and more information on these can be found on the ‘Working at Lancaster’ information page.


We are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an individual basis. The University recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address all inequality in higher education.


We warmly welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their age, religion, gender identity or expression, race, disability or sexual orientation, and are committed to promoting diversity, and equality of opportunity.

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