Job offer in Ireland Lecturer in Criminology at Maynooth University, National University of Ireland Maynooth

Maynooth University
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Maynooth University (National University of Ireland, Maynooth) is the fastest growing university in Ireland with over 10,000 students and outstanding research and scholarship in the sciences, humanities, and social sciences. The university is now entering a new and exciting phase of its development, with a new strategic plan centred on further enhancing our academic programmes, providing a distinctive student experience of the highest quality, focusing our research activities on a small number of priority themes, and further internationalising the university. To support this development, the university is seeking to recruit outstanding academics, with a strong track record of research and teaching, to the following position:

Department of Law
Lecturer in Criminology

Maynooth University Department of Law is one of the newest academic units within the University. The Department has 20 staff members, and is the fastest growing Law Department in Ireland. It offers a number of popular undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes, educating over 1,000 students. The Department places a very strong emphasis on research, and staff members regularly publish in leading international academic journals. Our programmes highlight the practical application of legal study, and underline the importance of legal skills, such as negotiation and advocacy. The Department is student-focused and outward-facing; it collaborates widely with colleagues within the University and beyond. The Department of Law has undergone a period of rapid expansion of its range of programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. In 2016, the Department launched its MA in Comparative Criminology and Criminal Justice. In September 2017, the Department launched its BCL (Law and Criminology) programme, and Criminology is also now offered as part of the BA Arts programme. The Department is now seeking to recruit to a key academic post designed to contribute to these programmes.

The Role

Maynooth University is committed to a strategy in which the primary University goals of excellent research and scholarship, and outstanding education are interlinked and equally valued.

We are seeking an excellent academic to join our staff as a Lecturer in Criminology, to support the delivery of our undergraduate programmes, the BCL (Law and Criminology) and BA Criminology, and our postgraduate MA in Comparative Criminology and Criminal Justice.

Candidates should have an excellent broad knowledge of criminological theory and criminal justice. The Department would particularly welcome applications from candidates with a specialist knowledge of policing and/or victimology.

The person appointed will have a proven record of teaching, research, and publication, appropriate to career stage. She/he will be expected to make a strong contribution to the teaching mission of the Department, and undertake teaching duties on the Department’s undergraduate and postgraduate programmes as well as the supervision of Master’s and PhD students.

The appointee will be expected to build a strong research profile that supports the University’s research strategy, including affiliating to the Research Institutes, where appropriate, and working with colleagues on national and international research. The appointee will be expected to sustain and conduct research, engage in scholarship of quality and substance, and generate publications of international standard.

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