Senior Lecturer in Criminal Law or Criminal Justice Ref 7153

School/department: School of Law, Politics and Sociology/Sussex Law School
Hours: Full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 1 FTE. Requests for flexible working options, including job sharing, will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Permanent 
Reference: 7153
Salary: Grade 9 within the range £51,799 - £60,022, pro rata if part time 
Placed on: 05 January 2022
Closing date:  08 February 2022.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected start date: As soon as possible

Job description

The Sussex Law School, University of Sussex, is seeking to recruit an outstanding academic and researcher to the position of Senior Lecturer in Criminal Law and/or Criminal Justice.

The successful candidate will have an excellent research reputation in the field of criminal law and/or criminal justice, broadly conceived. The post-holder will engage in creative, interdisciplinary, and collaborative research contributing to the established research excellence of the Sussex Law School in this area including through the activities of the interdisciplinary Crime Research Centre.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of teaching in crime, broadly conceived, which may include one or more of the following: criminal law, criminal process, evidence law, or criminal justice studies.    

The successful candidate will be on our teaching and research academic pathway. You will join a friendly and collegiate community whose staff are committed to high quality legal education through which we encourage critical thinking and a supportive and inclusive learning environment. The Sussex Law School has a vibrant, supportive, and inclusive research environment across a wide range of sub-disciplines and approaches rooted in the Sussex traditions of critical scholarship and commitment to equality and social justice.

Please contact Prof Jo Bridgeman ( for informal enquiries.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download the full job description and person specification (reference number 7153) (PDF XKB)

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

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How to apply

Download our academic application form [DOC 199.50KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] and fill in all sections.

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You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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