Lecturer in Criminology and Sociology/Social Policy

University of Stirling


Lecturer in Criminology and Sociology/Social Policy

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Post Details

Part time – 50% FTE.
Fixed term for 12 months.

Grade 7 – £36,333 – £43,155 p.a. pro rata.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Monday 03 July 2023. 
Interviews dates are to be confirmed.

There is an expectation that work will be undertaken in the UK. 

This role is not eligible for sponsorship. Applicants require to have existing right to work in the UK.

The University of Stirling recognises that a diverse workforce benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers and welcome applications from those who would contribute to further diversification of our staff and ensure that equality, diversity and inclusion is woven into the substance of the role. We strongly encourage applications from people from diverse backgrounds including gender, identity, race, age, class, and ethnicity. 

The Post

Sociology, Social Policy and  Criminology (SSPC) wish to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced candidate as Lecturer in Criminology (Teaching and Scholarship) at 0.5FTE for a period of 1 year (1 August 2023- 31 July 2024).

The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator who is able to effectively teach, motivate and mentor undergraduates and postgraduates. The main teaching duties will be on our various undergraduate and postgraduate Criminology and potentially Sociology and Social Policy programmes. The successful candidate will convene and teach our MSc in Criminology dissertation module and contribute to teaching on Criminology courses of all levels and potentially to a core undergraduate research methods module focused on qualitative research methods. They will also supervise dissertation students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and support personal tutees.  

The successful candidate will be encouraged to collaborate with our extensive existing team for their research/scholarship duties. We have a number of research centres within the Faculty and a wide network of organisations, academics and practitioners that we work alongside.

Informal enquiries can be made to Sarah Wilson, Head of Division for Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology, via email: [email protected]

Description of Duties

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate taught modules, providing lectures, designing and delivering seminars, collaborating with colleagues, maintaining the virtual learning experience site (Canvas) and undertaking module administrative duties
  • Design and deliver a range of teaching and learning, supervision and assessment activities across undergraduate, postgraduate including online/digital programmes where required
  • Supervise research students as required, providing direction, support and guidance
  • Participate in the Faculty’s international engagement activities as required e.g delivering teaching, contributing to joint programmes and recruitment of students
  • Participate in, and develop, networks and collaborations both internally and externally to the Division/Faculty/University
  • Participate in the administrative processes of the Division/Faculty/University including committee membership, quality assurance procedures and recruitment and admission of students
  • Any other duties, commensurate with the grade of the post

Essential Criteria

Qualifications

  • PhD in relevant discipline or close to successful completion or equivalent professional and/or teaching experience

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Experience or knowledge to design, deliver, assess and evaluate modules in the subject area
  • Demonstrate an understanding of or provide evidence of developing effective approaches to teaching and learning, student support and guidance
  • Experience or knowledge of approaches to enhance the student experience
  • Clear plans for future scholarship activities

Desirable Criteria

Qualifications

  • Higher Education teaching qualification or equivalent e.g. PGCert and/or holding or working towards Associate Fellow of Higher Education Academy (HEA)

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Evidence of the ability to deliver excellent learning and teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level including online/digital delivery
  • Evidence or knowledge to support international activities
  • Evidence of developing a high quality publication record in general or subject specific pedagogical work
  • Evidence of developing teaching and scholarship proposals to bid for external funding
  • Credible plans for the active pursuit of external funding for pedagogic research and scholarship activities
  • Evidence of a basic knowledge of the Higher Education context and regulatory framework

Behaviours and Competencies

The role holder will be required to evidence that they can meet the qualities associated with the following behavioural competencies, as detailed within the AUA Competency Framework.

  • Managing self and personal skills
    Being aware of your own behaviour and mindful of how it impacts on others, enhancing personal skills to adapt professional practice accordingly.
  • Delivering excellent service
    Providing the best quality service to external and internal clients. Building genuine and open long-term relationships in order to drive up service standards.
  • Finding solutions
    Taking a holistic view and working enthusiastically to analyse problems and to develop workable solutions. Identifying opportunities for innovation.
  • Embracing change
    Being open to and engaging with new ideas and ways of working. Adjusting to unfamiliar situations, shifting demands and changing roles.
  • Using resources effectively
    Identifying and making the most productive use of resources including people, time, information, networks and budgets.
  • Engaging with the wider context
    Enhancing your contribution to the organisation through an understanding of the bigger picture and showing commitment to organisational values.
  • Developing self and others
    Showing commitment to own ongoing professional development. Supporting and encouraging others to develop their professional knowledge, skills and behaviours to enable them to reach their full potential.
  • Working together
    Working collaboratively with others in order to achieve objectives. Recognising and valuing the different contributions people bring to this process.
  • Achieving Results
    Consistently meeting agreed objectives and success criteria. Taking personal responsibility for getting things done.
  • About Us

    The Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS) is an integrated multi-disciplinary team of academic and professional support staff with research and teaching interests in sociology, social policy, criminology, education, housing studies, social work and dementia. Working collaboratively with students, staff and stakeholders, the Faculty provide high quality undergraduate and postgraduate education, as well as professional development in all these areas through our interdisciplinary links across the University and beyond. The Faculty has a thriving research culture, and we are delighted with its very strong REF 2021 results. The Social Work and Social Policy REF submission achieved 3rd in Scotland for GPA (23rd in the U.K. out of 76 submissions for GPA), the Power Ranking (FTE + GPA) for this submission is 8th in the U.K. The Education REF submission achieved 3rd in Scotland for GPA (23rd in the U.K. out of 83 submissions for GPA), the Power Ranking (FTE + GPA) of this submission is 24th in the U.K. 

    In addition to teaching, social scientific research is undertaken in the Faculty under the following headings: Crime and Justice; Child Welfare and Protection; Curriculum and Pedagogy; Dementia and Social Gerontology; Educational Studies; Public Services and Governance; and Social Surveys and Social Statistics. 

    Full information about the Faculty can be found here: stir.ac.uk/social-sciences/  

    The University

    The University of Stirling is committed to providing education with a purpose and carrying out research which has a positive impact on communities across the globe – addressing real issues, providing solutions, and helping to shape society. Stirling is 4th in Scotland and 43rd in the UK for research impact, with 87% of its research having an outstanding or very considerable impact on society – and more than 80% rated either world leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework 2021).

    The University of Stirling is ranked among the top 30 UK universities for student satisfaction (National Student Survey) and top 30 in the UK for postgraduate student experience (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey), and has an overall five-star rating in the QS Stars University Ratings.

    More than 17,000 students study with the University of Stirling globally, with over 140 nationalities represented on its scenic central Scotland campus alone. The University – also home to 1,700 staff – is ranked first in the UK and top three in the world for its campus environment (International Student Barometer 2022, wave two). Ranked first in the UK and top five in the world for its sports facilities (International Student Barometer 2022, wave two), Stirling is Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence. Its world-class facilities provide the perfect training environment for the University’s sports scholars – many of whom compete at the highest level, including at the Olympics and Commonwealth Games – and for students, staff, and the wider community.

    The University has twice been recognised with a Queen’s Anniversary Prize – the first for its Institute for Social Marketing and Health (2014) and the second for its Institute of Aquaculture (2019).

    The University is a signatory to the £214 million Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region Deal and a central partner of the Forth Valley University College Health Partnership.
    www.stir.ac.uk @stiruni

    Job number

    FAC01762
    Contract Type

    Fixed Term Contract
    Closing date

    03-Jul-2023
    Location:

    Stirling Campus
    Grade

    Grade7 £36,333-£43,155 p.a.
    Faculty/Service

    Faculty of Social Sciences

    Post Details

    Part time – 50% FTE.
    Fixed term for 12 months.

    Grade 7 – £36,333 – £43,155 p.a. pro rata.

    The closing date for applications is midnight on Monday 03 July 2023. 
    Interviews dates are to be confirmed.

    There is an expectation that work will be undertaken in the UK. 

    This role is not eligible for sponsorship. Applicants require to have existing right to work in the UK.

    The University of Stirling recognises that a diverse workforce benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers and welcome applications from those who would contribute to further diversification of our staff and ensure that equality, diversity and inclusion is woven into the substance of the role. We strongly encourage applications from people from diverse backgrounds including gender, identity, race, age, class, and ethnicity. 

    The Post

    Sociology, Social Policy and  Criminology (SSPC) wish to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced candidate as Lecturer in Criminology (Teaching and Scholarship) at 0.5FTE for a period of 1 year (1 August 2023- 31 July 2024).

    The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator who is able to effectively teach, motivate and mentor undergraduates and postgraduates. The main teaching duties will be on our various undergraduate and postgraduate Criminology and potentially Sociology and Social Policy programmes. The successful candidate will convene and teach our MSc in Criminology dissertation module and contribute to teaching on Criminology courses of all levels and potentially to a core undergraduate research methods module focused on qualitative research methods. They will also supervise dissertation students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and support personal tutees.  

    The successful candidate will be encouraged to collaborate with our extensive existing team for their research/scholarship duties. We have a number of research centres within the Faculty and a wide network of organisations, academics and practitioners that we work alongside.

    Informal enquiries can be made to Sarah Wilson, Head of Division for Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology, via email: [email protected]

    Description of Duties

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

    • Coordinate taught modules, providing lectures, designing and delivering seminars, collaborating with colleagues, maintaining the virtual learning experience site (Canvas) and undertaking module administrative duties
    • Design and deliver a range of teaching and learning, supervision and assessment activities across undergraduate, postgraduate including online/digital programmes where required
    • Supervise research students as required, providing direction, support and guidance
    • Participate in the Faculty’s international engagement activities as required e.g delivering teaching, contributing to joint programmes and recruitment of students
    • Participate in, and develop, networks and collaborations both internally and externally to the Division/Faculty/University
    • Participate in the administrative processes of the Division/Faculty/University including committee membership, quality assurance procedures and recruitment and admission of students
    • Any other duties, commensurate with the grade of the post

    Essential Criteria

    Qualifications

    • PhD in relevant discipline or close to successful completion or equivalent professional and/or teaching experience

    Knowledge, Skills & Experience

    • Experience or knowledge to design, deliver, assess and evaluate modules in the subject area
    • Demonstrate an understanding of or provide evidence of developing effective approaches to teaching and learning, student support and guidance
    • Experience or knowledge of approaches to enhance the student experience
    • Clear plans for future scholarship activities

    Desirable Criteria

    Qualifications

    • Higher Education teaching qualification or equivalent e.g. PGCert and/or holding or working towards Associate Fellow of Higher Education Academy (HEA)

    Knowledge, Skills & Experience

    • Evidence of the ability to deliver excellent learning and teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level including online/digital delivery
    • Evidence or knowledge to support international activities
    • Evidence of developing a high quality publication record in general or subject specific pedagogical work
    • Evidence of developing teaching and scholarship proposals to bid for external funding
    • Credible plans for the active pursuit of external funding for pedagogic research and scholarship activities
    • Evidence of a basic knowledge of the Higher Education context and regulatory framework

    Behaviours and Competencies

    The role holder will be required to evidence that they can meet the qualities associated with the following behavioural competencies, as detailed within the AUA Competency Framework.

  • Managing self and personal skills
    Being aware of your own behaviour and mindful of how it impacts on others, enhancing personal skills to adapt professional practice accordingly.
  • Delivering excellent service
    Providing the best quality service to external and internal clients. Building genuine and open long-term relationships in order to drive up service standards.
  • Finding solutions
    Taking a holistic view and working enthusiastically to analyse problems and to develop workable solutions. Identifying opportunities for innovation.
  • Embracing change
    Being open to and engaging with new ideas and ways of working. Adjusting to unfamiliar situations, shifting demands and changing roles.
  • Using resources effectively
    Identifying and making the most productive use of resources including people, time, information, networks and budgets.
  • Engaging with the wider context
    Enhancing your contribution to the organisation through an understanding of the bigger picture and showing commitment to organisational values.
  • Developing self and others
    Showing commitment to own ongoing professional development. Supporting and encouraging others to develop their professional knowledge, skills and behaviours to enable them to reach their full potential.
  • Working together
    Working collaboratively with others in order to achieve objectives. Recognising and valuing the different contributions people bring to this process.
  • Achieving Results
    Consistently meeting agreed objectives and success criteria. Taking personal responsibility for getting things done.
  • About Us

    The Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS) is an integrated multi-disciplinary team of academic and professional support staff with research and teaching interests in sociology, social policy, criminology, education, housing studies, social work and dementia. Working collaboratively with students, staff and stakeholders, the Faculty provide high quality undergraduate and postgraduate education, as well as professional development in all these areas through our interdisciplinary links across the University and beyond. The Faculty has a thriving research culture, and we are delighted with its very strong REF 2021 results. The Social Work and Social Policy REF submission achieved 3rd in Scotland for GPA (23rd in the U.K. out of 76 submissions for GPA), the Power Ranking (FTE + GPA) for this submission is 8th in the U.K. The Education REF submission achieved 3rd in Scotland for GPA (23rd in the U.K. out of 83 submissions for GPA), the Power Ranking (FTE + GPA) of this submission is 24th in the U.K. 

    In addition to teaching, social scientific research is undertaken in the Faculty under the following headings: Crime and Justice; Child Welfare and Protection; Curriculum and Pedagogy; Dementia and Social Gerontology; Educational Studies; Public Services and Governance; and Social Surveys and Social Statistics. 

    Full information about the Faculty can be found here: stir.ac.uk/social-sciences/  

    The University

    The University of Stirling is committed to providing education with a purpose and carrying out research which has a positive impact on communities across the globe – addressing real issues, providing solutions, and helping to shape society. Stirling is 4th in Scotland and 43rd in the UK for research impact, with 87% of its research having an outstanding or very considerable impact on society – and more than 80% rated either world leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework 2021).

    The University of Stirling is ranked among the top 30 UK universities for student satisfaction (National Student Survey) and top 30 in the UK for postgraduate student experience (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey), and has an overall five-star rating in the QS Stars University Ratings.

    More than 17,000 students study with the University of Stirling globally, with over 140 nationalities represented on its scenic central Scotland campus alone. The University – also home to 1,700 staff – is ranked first in the UK and top three in the world for its campus environment (International Student Barometer 2022, wave two). Ranked first in the UK and top five in the world for its sports facilities (International Student Barometer 2022, wave two), Stirling is Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence. Its world-class facilities provide the perfect training environment for the University’s sports scholars – many of whom compete at the highest level, including at the Olympics and Commonwealth Games – and for students, staff, and the wider community.

    The University has twice been recognised with a Queen’s Anniversary Prize – the first for its Institute for Social Marketing and Health (2014) and the second for its Institute of Aquaculture (2019).

    The University is a signatory to the £214 million Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region Deal and a central partner of the Forth Valley University College Health Partnership.
    www.stir.ac.uk @stiruni

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