Associate Professor in Quantitative & Spatial Criminology
City Site

Job reference: 006368

Location: City Site

Closing date: 07/07/2019

Salary : Grade J (£51,034 - £59,139 p.a.)

Department: College of Business, Law & Social Sciences

School/Section : School of Social Sciences

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The School of Social Sciences offers colleagues a vibrant research environment and culture which supports Early Career Researchers through to distinguished academics to realise their research aspirations.


Research Centres in the School are cross disciplinary and reflect our research excellence in:


  • Children Young People and Families
  • Behavioural Methods
  • Public and Psychosocial Health
  • Crime and Offending, Prevention and Engagement


Each research Centre is home to a number of research groups which reflect eleven strategic research themes for example:  Crime Reduction, Education Policy and Practice, Promoting Social and Democratic Inclusion and Transformation; and Mental Health and Wellbeing. Much of our research is applied and we have a strong pipeline of impact case studies across all research Centres that reflects this. The Nottingham Civic Exchange in the School supports our policy focused research to influence police makers; for example in the areas of ordinary working families, emergency services, social prescribing and work and wellbeing.  


Each Department in the School hosts a research seminar series which is open to academic staff and research students. Annually we host a School-wide research sandpit event in the autumn and a 2-day School Research Conference in the Spring.  Research events also take place at departmental level for example conferences and networking meetings. In 2019 we successfully hosted the Political Studies Association international conference here at NTU.  


There are funding opportunities available at School level to support a range of research activities such as small scale research projects, help with data collection and international conference attendance. Help with identifying research funders nationally and internationally and support with larger scale grant applications is available from the Research Support Office.


The School of Social Sciences prides itself on our ability to recruit and support PGR students through to completion. We currently have over 170 post graduate  research students enrolled with us and the latest PRES survey figures in 2017 showed a satisfaction rate of 90%.


Research colleagues are frequently in the media and many contribute to The Conversation. We have won prestigious awards that reflect our research excellence for example the Robin Corbett Award for Prisoner Rehabilitation and the Guardian University Award for Social and Community Impact in recognition of our research in the area of offender rehabilitation.


Associate Professor in Quantitative & Spatial Criminology

Criminology at Nottingham Trent University is more than an academic pursuit. By working through our staff, students, graduates and external partners and beyond the confines of the university, we actively seek to make a positive and lasting difference to the communities we are part of. Our large inter-disciplinary team is committed to shaping knowledge, policy and practice through highly rated courses and an outstanding reputation for theoretically informed, applied research.

The work of our team is expanding and we are looking for a new colleague to join us in taking forward our exciting plans for research and teaching. The successful applicant will be active members of our thriving research community, deliver core teaching on the undergraduate and postgraduate courses in policing and help us to shape future provision.


Closing date: 07 July 2019

Interview Date: tbc


If you have any specific queries in relation to this position, please contact Dr Eric Baumgartner, Head of Sociology, via email

Successful applicants will usually be appointed to the base of the advertised salary grade, except in justifiable circumstances.

Applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK will be considered alongside other applications. However, candidates who require sponsorship cannot be appointed if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EEA applicant is available due to the UK Visas & Immigration requirements. For further information on this please visit the UK Visas & Immigration website.


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