Closing date: 05 December 2021
The post of Lecturer in Quantitative Criminology will contribute to extending the research profile of Criminology and the Q-Step Centre at the University of Exeter. The successful candidate will have a creative and ambitious research agenda and will also contribute to quantitative methods teaching in Crime and Data Science. We are looking to develop a BSc Crime and Data Science programme that will approach the study of crime using interdisciplinary methods and an international framework. Applications from candidates with skills that would complement this endeavour with specialisms in any area of Criminology are welcome. Candidates with interests in computational social science and social data studies are strongly encouraged to apply.
We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017. Our research income in recent years means we’re the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world’s most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. 98% of our research is of international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework). We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Exeter is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City. In 2019, Devon was voted as having the best quality of life of anywhere in England and Wales, making it a popular choice for both work and study.
Criminology at Exeter is part of a diverse, collegial, and pluralistic department of Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology and the Exeter Q-Step Centre. The last two national research assessment exercises (REF2014 and RAE2008) have placed us firmly in the top five UK departments. We offer a diverse and globalised teaching curriculum at undergraduate level. Over half of our staff members are non-UK and we warmly welcome applications from international candidates, as well as those from women, ethnic minorities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and applicants with disabilities.
This postholder will join an interdisciplinary team of quantitative researchers at the Exeter Q-Step Centre. Our mission at the Centre is to advance social science research using quantitative methods. We also aim to provide social science, including criminology, courses with career-enhancing training in quantitative research and computational methods. The Q-step centre is currently comprised of 8 academic staff (across Criminology, Political Science, and Sociology), 3 post-doctoral researchers, and 8 PhD researchers. It has have gained over £8 million in funding over the past 8 years and host grants funded by Horizon 2020, NORFACE, ERC and UKRI. For more information about Exeter Q-Step Centre, please visit the website.
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