School of Social Sciences and Humanities

The School of Social Sciences and Humanities at Loughborough is a world leading cluster of Social Scientists and Humanities scholars.

The School is ranked 1st in the UK for Criminology and 3rd for Communications and Media; in the top 10 for English, Geography and Environmental Sciences, Sociology, and Social Policy; and in the top 20 for History and Politics; according to the Guardian and Times and Complete University Guide 2023 national subject rankings.

Our leading position is built and developed around a vibrant and collegial international community that provides an excellent environment for progressing an academic career.

Join our welcoming academic community

The School wants to appoint a Lecturer in Human Geography and a Lecturer in Criminology.


Lecturer in Criminology

We welcome applications for the position of Lecturer in Criminology from committed and collegial academics with demonstrable experience in research and educational engagement at national and/or international levels who will complement and strengthen our existing research and teaching interests.

We particularly welcome applicants with the potential to extend our existing interests into key areas focused on the relationship between criminology and law, for example: crime, law and justice, criminal law, socio-legal studies, human rights and policing.

Criminology at Loughborough University is a top Criminology programme, ranked 1st in the UK by The Guardian University Guide 2023 and in the top 10 according to the Times and Complete University Guides 2023.

We are a broad-based subject area with research and teaching excellence across Equity, Justice, Health and Inclusion. Our focus is on applied criminal justice, children/young people/families, and inequalities/poverty - addressing these issues through stakeholder engagement and social policy/practice development that enhances participation in society and health and well-being across the life course.

Human Geography

Lecturer in Human Geography

We welcome applications for the position of Lecturer in Human Geography from committed and collegial academics who will complement, strengthen and extend our research and teaching interests.

Applications from any relevant specialism are encouraged that can demonstrate how they will interact with, build on and develop agenda-setting geographical research and impact in Geography and Environment at Loughborough.

A proven ability to work across themes and international boundaries will be of distinct advantage, as will be a track record of engaging with and developing innovative research methods. The postholder will be expected to deliver high-quality, research-informed teaching to ensure the very best learning experience.

Apply now

Apply now for Lecturer roles in the School of Social Sciences and Humanities. The closing date for applications is Monday 30 October 2023.

Lecturer in Criminology Lecturer in Human Geography

The University is dedicated to supporting an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment – to create better futures, together. The diverse backgrounds, characteristics and opinions within our community are our great strength and are key to our pursuit of delivering educational excellence, enterprise, research and professional services. We welcome applications from people from diverse backgrounds and minoritized groups as they are currently under-represented within our community.

We recognise the value of a fulfilling and balanced work and personal life which promotes wellbeing. We seek to support colleagues in achieving this balance and have family-friendly policies, flexible working arrangements and many roles can be suitable for dynamic working arrangement. This includes considering applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Informal enquiries

For informal enquires regarding these roles in the School please contact:

Geography and Environment

Michael Hoyler Head of Division of Geography and Environment

Criminology, Sociology and Social Policy

Professor Line Nyhagen Head of Division of Criminology, Sociology and Social Policy

For more information, please visit the School websites: