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Position: Principal Research Fellow and Deputy Director of UCL Dawes Centre for Future Crime
Institution: University College London
Department: Security and Crime Science
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: The Department of Security and Crime Science (the DSCS) forms part of the UCL Jill Dando Institute (the JDI) and is the first university department in the world devoted to Crime Science. Research is concentrated on finding ways to cut crime, drawing upon a variety of disciplines across the social, physical and life sciences. The Department currently has around 30 academic staff, from disciplines including psychology, sociology, criminology, geography, political science, economics, mathematics, forensic science, electronic engineering, and computer science. The post holder will be required to work with the Director of the Centre to develop and manage its portfolio of research, to apply for funding to secure the long-term success of the Centre, and to conduct research that contributes to the Centre’s agenda
Requirements: Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant subject with a track record of attracting research funds and publishing relevant high-quality research. Applicants should have significant successful experience of teaching at a university level and of supervising PhD students to completion; Applicants should also have substantial field work experience and primary data collection, as well as experience in engaging with end-users, practitioners or policy-makers to improve the impact of research; An understanding of futures methodologies (e.g. horizon scanning) and cybercrime is desirable, as is an awareness of situational approaches to crime and its prevention; Appointment at a spine point within Grade 9 is dependent on the applicants experience
   
Text: Principal Research Fellow and Deputy Director of UCL Dawes Centre for Future Crime, - Ref:1879083 Click here to go back to search results Apply Now UCL Department / Division Security and Crime Science Location of position London Grade 9 Hours Full Time Salary (inclusive of London allowance) £58,404 - £63,483 per annum Duties and Responsibilities The Department of Security and Crime Science (the DSCS) forms part of the UCL Jill Dando Institute (the JDI) and is the first university department in the world devoted to Crime Science. Research is concentrated on finding ways to cut crime, drawing upon a variety of disciplines across the social, physical and life sciences. The Department currently has around 30 academic staff, from disciplines including psychology, sociology, criminology, geography, political science, economics, mathematics, forensic science, electronic engineering, and computer science. The JDI houses research centres that act as a focal point for various research activities. These include the Dawes Centre for Future Crime, the Centre for the Forensic Sciences, the Institute of Global Cities Policing, the Latin America and Caribbean Unit and the JDI Research Laboratory. Funded by the Dawes Trust, the aim of the Dawes Centre for Future Crime is to anticipate how technological, social or other changes might create new opportunities for offending, and to propose methods for addressing these problems before they become established. The post holder will be required to work with the Director of the Centre to develop and manage its portfolio of research, to apply for funding to secure the long-term success of the Centre, and to conduct research that contributes to the Centres agenda. The post is initially funded at 1 FTE (full time) for a period of three years. Key Requirements Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant subject with a track record of attracting research funds and publishing relevant high-quality research. Applicants should have significant successful experience of teaching at a university level and of supervising PhD students to completion. Applicants should also have substantial field work experience and primary data collection, as well as experience in engaging with end-users, practitioners or policy-makers to improve the impact of research. An understanding of futures methodologies (e.g. horizon scanning) and cybercrime is desirable, as is an awareness of situational approaches to crime and its prevention. Appointment at a spine point within Grade 9 is dependent on the applicants experience. Further Details A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page. To apply for the vacancy please click on the Apply Now button below. If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Amy Clemens at a.clemens@ucl.ac.uk. For informal queries about the role, please contact Prof Shane Johnson at shane.johnson@ucl.ac.uk. The UCL Ways of Working for professional services supports colleagues to be successful and happy at UCL through sharing expectations around how we work please see www.ucl.ac.uk/ways-of-working to find out more. We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level. We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible. Closing Date 13 Oct 2021 Latest time for the submission of applications 23:59 Interview date TBC Our department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality. This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff. Please use these links to find out more about UCL working life including the benefits we offer and UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job. Principal Research Fellow and Dep Dir Dawes JD Apply Now
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