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About the role

We are seeking to appoint an academic with outstanding potential and with expertise within the broad field of Criminology. We are especially interested in candidates who can add to existing strengths within the School of Criminology, who have clear research plans and who can make a significant contribution to the ongoing success of our range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. The successful candidate will work as part of a vibrant team alongside colleagues within Criminology and across the University, and will play a key role in the School’s continued success and future ambitions.


Leicester is one of the very few universities in the country, which is dedicated to teaching and researching criminology.


Our students benefit from learning in an environment that is home to some of the UK's leading criminologists. We are a first point of contact for journalists needing information and advice on crime issues, and are regularly called upon by national and local governments to assist with policy development. We are committed to offering learning experiences that are challenging, richly supported and engaging, and to conducting research that is innovative and transformative.


We are a research-intensive, multi-disciplinary community of criminologists who shape international policy and scholarship. For more than thirty years, we have demonstrated excellence in teaching, research, enterprise and training.

About you

With a PhD in Criminology or a cognate field, you will have a proven record of experience in higher education. You will have a clear future research plan and a commitment to high quality teaching, ensuring our students get the best experience possible.

Additional information

For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Neil Chakraborti on nac5@le.ac.uk

We anticipate that interviews will take place on 7 April 2020. 


Leicester is a leading University committed to international excellence, world-changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. The University is ranked within the top 25 UK Universities in all international league tables and we are strongly committed to inclusivity, promoting equality and celebrating diversity among our staff and students. You will develop your career in a supportive and collaborative academic environment in one of the world’s leading research-intensive universities; elite in the excellence of our research, yet distinctive for the genuine synergy between our research and teaching.

In return for your hard work, we offer a working environment that is committed to inclusivity, through promoting equality and valuing diversity. We offer a competitive salary package with excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance. Located close to Leicester city centre, our award winning campus benefits from a wide range of cafes, a fully equipped sports centre and nursery facilities. Further information regarding our extensive range of staff benefits is available here.