Professor in Justice Studies

Liverpool John Moores University

Salary Range

£93,208 – £117,914 per annum


School of Justice Studies

Liverpool John Moores University’s School of Justice Studies are seeking to appoint a new Professor in Justice Studies to help shape and lead the school’s research and income generation strategy. The School of Justice Studies is part of the Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies, offering a diverse range of programmes; from Architecture to Film, Education, Criminal Justice and Policing.

The School of Justice Studies is one of the largest and longest standing groupings of academics working in policing, criminology and criminal justice in the UK.  The School offers an extensive and diverse portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, including professional qualifications in Policing and Probation, alongside a comprehensive CPD portfolio. The School has a solid and ambitious research agenda and works in partnership with a range of police forces, criminal justice organisations and non -government organizations, locally, nationally and internationally to produce world leading research. Staff research activity is facilitated by the School Research Centres the Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing (LCAPs) and the Centre for the Study of Crime, Criminalisation and Social Exclusion (CCSE) which promote wide-ranging, interdisciplinary and socially impactful research.

As a Professor of Justice Studies, you will play a pivotal role in leading on the development of new partnerships and grant income generation. You will have a track record of identifying and exploiting income generating opportunities. You will have experience of working in partnership within the criminal justice sector at a local, national and international level. You will bring to this role demonstrable research leadership in a discipline related to Criminal Justice, Policing, Criminology or a related discipline. You will join a dynamic and ambitious School and Research leadership team and work collaboratively to develop and lead a research strategy within the areas of Criminal Justice, Criminology and Policing.

Informal enquiries please contact Professor Daniel Silverstone, Director of the School of Justice Studies at [email protected]

In return, we offer an excellent benefits package including generous annual leave entitlement, pension scheme, induction and development support as well as family-friendly policies.

This is an exciting time to join LJMU in our bicentenary year and with the launch of our new strategic plan. 

If you feel that this is the role you have been looking for and your skills and experience can make a real difference at LJMU, we look forward to hearing from you.

LJMU is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all background and communities irrespective of age, transgender status, disability, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity and religion or belief.  All our appointments are made on merit.

Please note all of our vacancies will be closed to applications at midnight on the advertised closing date, unless otherwise stated.

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