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Head of Law & Criminology

Law & Criminology

Location:  Ormskirk
Salary:  Competitive Salary
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  Sunday 25 April 2021
Reference:  EHM0059-0321

Make a difference, every day, to the lives of our staff and students.

About You

An enthusiastic and resilient professional with exceptional academic stature, you will demonstrate diplomacy and integrity in everything you do with an excellent attention to detail. You will be committed to integrating research and teaching, with demonstrable experience of close collaborative working, evidenced through direct work experience or joint working on knowledge exchange projects and funded research.

You will have successful leadership and management experience, with an excellent research record in an area pertinent to the department’s profile and a successful record of funding. You will also have an established track record of publications, academic leadership and engagement with a range of external partners, as well as experience of contributing actively to the further development of their discipline through professional networks.

Your commitment to providing students with excellent teaching and support will ensure that they maximise their future career prospects in the field of Law & Criminology. 

About the Role 

Edge Hill University provides a terrific working environment, and in this role, you will work in a department that is well-resourced, large, successful and ambitious. The Department provides Law, Criminology, Politics and Professional Policing students with the opportunity to study intellectually challenging, relevant and stimulating subjects designed to develop their employability and career relevant skills and capabilities. 

As Head of Department you will push forward priorities for research and for teaching excellence. By providing visionary leadership and well-honed emotional intelligence you will assist in the further development of a culture of high performance whilst making a major contribution to developing the external profile of the department and in supporting a group of talented staff in all aspects of academic performance.


Working at Edge Hill means working in a distinctly empowering environment, where culture and collaboration are valued above traditional process-driven thinking. This is a workplace where you can really make a difference.

As a senior colleague at Edge Hill University you will have access to a generous pension scheme, with optional corporate healthcare and extensive development opportunities.

About Us

“A great success story… an institution that improves and impresses year after year” – Times Higher Education. 

We are recognised for our outstanding achievements in student satisfaction, staff engagement, graduate employment and innovation as well as our strengthening research profile, investment and growth. The Times Higher ‘University of the Year’ award also celebrated our distinct role in “transforming lives” – reflecting a distinctive philosophy of creating opportunity from excellence.

The University has been ranked Best University Workplace (Times Higher Education 2015), judged Best UK Employer (European Business Awards 2016) and highly commended in Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2017 for Workplace of the Year.

Based on an award-winning campus in West Lancashire, Edge Hill University offers a stimulating and empowering environment for ambitious and high performing professionals.

To apply candidates will need to complete an online application form, and also attach to their application a copy of their CV and an application letter which should contain their vision for the Department (please see JD for further guidance)

You may wish to view our microsite which supports this advert and contains additional information/links. 

For informal enquiries about this vacancy you may wish to contact:
Professor George Talbot, Pro Vice Chancellor (Research) and Dean of Arts & Science at

At Edge Hill University we value the benefits a rich and diverse workforce brings to our community and therefore welcome applications from all sections of society

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