Associate Professor in Security and Crime Science - Financial Crime

University College London
Department of Security and Crime Science
WorkplaceLondon, Greater London, UK


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Associate Professor in Security and Crime Science - Financial Crime, - Ref:1809931

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With this current position the Department is seeking to build capacity in the area of financial crime, broadly defined.

The appointee will play a leading role in developing financial crime as a research and teaching strength within the Department. They will be expected to undertake high quality research within their own specialist areas of financial crime that contributes to the broad crime science agenda of using scientific knowledge and methods to develop practical and ethical ways to reduce or detect crime (including terrorism). To this end, they will conduct empirical research that feeds into professional practice and/or policy-making in criminal justice and financial regulatory contexts.

The appointee will teach on one or more of our undergraduate or postgraduate programmes. While they may contribute to existing modules there is the expectation that the appointee will develop new modules in financial crime.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in a relevant social or physical science (e.g., economics, accountancy, criminology, political science, psychology, sociology, mathematics, data science, and computer science).

They will also have a demonstrated ability to teach at a university level, an international research and publication profile in areas relevant to financial crime and a track record of high quality publications and research funding.

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.

Please include:

  • a covering letter in which you specifically address the selection criteria outlined in the Person Specification section
  • your CV

As part of the interview process, shortlisted candidates will give a 10-minute presentation outlining outline of their research interests and plans.

Both the presentation and interview will be held on the same day.

Informal enquiries relating to the post may be addressed to Professor Richard Wortley at the UCL Department of Security and Crime Science, r.wortley [at] ucl[.]ac[.]uk .

For any enquiries relating to the application process please contact Quentin Couradeau at the UCL Department of Security and Crime Science, q.couradeau [at] ucl[.]ac[.]uk , tel 020 3108 3207.

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Our department is working towards an Athena SWAN award. We are committed to advancing gender equality within our department.

This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Academic Staff.

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