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Part-Time Lecturer (Education) in Criminology/ Youth Justice

Part-Time Lecturer (Education) in Criminology/ Youth Justice

Closing date: 5pm Friday 31 October 2017
Salary: Hourly basis, no. of hours to be agreed on appointment to post
Term: Spring 2017/18

Job purpose:

The School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work is seeking to appoint a Part-Time Lecturer (Education) who will contribute to the delivery of a high quality undergraduate and postgraduate educational portfolio in Criminology during the Spring semester of 2017/18 (i.e January to June). The position will entail lecturing, tutoring, assessment and student-centred administrative responsibilities for two substantive Criminology modules, plus additional contributions as agreed on appointment.


  1. Deliver high quality teaching on our undergraduate Criminology programme and postgraduate programme in Youth Justice.
  2. Plan and manage own teaching and tutorials and teaching-related administration under general supervision of the Head of School/Director of Education.
  3. Prepare and deliver a range of teaching activities on two different Criminology modules, including new lectures and tutorial plans.
  4. Develop lecture outlines and revise module guides in accordance with the learning objectives already set.
  5. Be responsible for the record–keeping associated with teaching and the preparation of teaching materials.
  6. Organise and maintain the resources, information and management of modules’ presence on the Queens Online (QOL) and Moodle virtual learning environment portals.
  7. Hold an office hour each week for small group/one to one student support.
  8. Set and mark the coursework for all students, within an agreed timeframe and in accordance with the University Conceptual Equivalents marking scheme. (School policy requires staff to provide thorough written feedback on student assignments).
  9. Respond to student queries submitted via email within a reasonable time period. (The School endeavours to support all staff in managing student expectations around online communication and in responding in ways [e.g. via QOL or in class] that do not always require individual email responses.)
  10. Organise, with School administrative support, fieldtrips for the students in accordance with the programme already developed for particular modules.
  11. Organise guest lectures if required.
  12. Liaise with others (such as support staff or academic colleagues) to ensure student needs and expectations are met.
  13. Work closely with designated academic members of staff as necessary.


  1. Undergraduate honours or postgraduate degree in Criminology or closely related discipline.
  2. Have obtained a PhD in a relevant area of social science or submitted and waiting on Viva
  3. Commitment to the development of high quality teaching, learning, and assessment.
  4. Teaching experience, using a range of teaching methods (applicants must provide a summary table of their teaching experience including class size, class type, topic, year of programme, number of hours taught).
  5. Experience of teaching large classes
  6. Evidence of quality teaching at UG and/or PGT level (e.g. student evaluations).
  7. Experience of marking written assignments.
  8. The ability to communicate complex information clearly.
  9. Evidence of ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  10. Effective interpersonal skills.
  11. Ability to teach modules on Youth Crime and Justice


  1. Postgraduate degree in the discipline of Criminology
  2. Research expertise relevant to Criminology
  3. Experience of tutoring and lecturing in the discipline of Criminology at university level or equivalent
  4. Experience of assessing different types of assignment at university level or equivalent
  5. Experience of contributing to the design of modules and course materials
  6. Experience of teaching at postgraduate level
  7. Experience of teaching youth crime and justice
  8. Experience of online teaching


Interested individuals are requested to submit a cover letter (max 4 pages, outlining appropriate experience for the position) and a full CV by email to School Manager ( by 5pm Friday 31 October 2017. Please use the email subject heading: “Part Time Lecturer in Criminology”.

Applicants will be interviewed on Tuesday 14 November (provisional) and will be notified of their allocated interview time by email.

This page will be updated as and when job opportunties arise.

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