Lecturer in Criminology

Macquarie University
April 14, 2024
Offerd Salary:$115,787 to $136,995
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Contract Type:fixed term contract
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Excellent opportunity for an early career academic in criminology.

• Salary Package: From $115,787 to $136,995 (Level B) p.a., plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading • Appointment Type: Full -Time, Fixed Term (appointment until December 2024) • Location: Wallumattagal Campus, Macquarie University (North Ryde)


Macquarie University is seeking an engaged and collaborative Lecturer (Level B) with specialist knowledge of criminology. The successful applicant will be expected to make a major contribution to teaching and leadership, including convening and teaching units across the criminology curriculum at undergraduate and postgraduate level. You will also be expected to engage with relevant stakeholders in the community, government, and industry, including through externally funded grant projects, and make an active contribution to the administration of the Department, Faculty and University.


You will have completed a PhD in criminology, or a related discipline, and will be able to demonstrate a promising teaching, leadership, and research profile in criminology commensurate to opportunity. As a teacher, you will have a demonstrated record of impactful and engaging teaching in both the classroom and online learning environments, employing a range of innovative pedagogical practices. Your collaborative, collegial approach will ensure you perform effectively within an intellectually diverse and inter-disciplinary environment. You will have a critical approach to criminology and be able to challenge and inspire students and colleagues alike.


The Department of Security Studies and Criminology (SSC), is within the Faculty of Arts, offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses, expert seminars, and opportunities for research in the many areas associated with security studies and criminology. SSC draws together senior academics and leading industry professionals specialising in research, theory and practice associated with security, and the protection of both the national interest and the rights of individuals and groups within society. SSC's principal areas of teaching and research centre on criminology, security and strategic studies, cyber security, intelligence, and terrorism. Click here to learn more about us.

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This full-time, fixed term contract will allow the successful candidate to teach, engage in professional leadership and work within a vibrant, research active department within the Faculty of Arts. This role is defined as 70% teaching and 30% service and leadership activities. In the department, the post graduate course in criminology seeks to incorporate researchers with different disciplinary, theoretical, and professional orientations to crime, justice, and social inequality. The criminology major, part of the Bachelor of Arts, is one of the largest majors in the Faculty of Arts, and you will have the opportunity to engage in a vibrant and active pedagogic space that opens students up to new knowledge that challenges our assumptions of crime and justice. Our areas of interest within criminology are broad, including crimes of the powerful, social harm, transnational crime, and policing. The SSC criminology stream works closely with colleagues across our interdisciplinary department, and, in the classroom, students often elect to take criminology subjects from a wide range of degrees and background. The Department also expects to commence a bachelor's in criminology in the coming year.


To be considered for this position, please apply online by submitting your CV, a recent representative publication of your work (or 2-3-page description of research work-in-progress), a one-page synopsis of your research plan for the next two years, and a separate cover letter that demonstrates how you meet the following selection criteria:

Essential Requirements

  • A PhD completed in criminology, or a related discipline

  • Develop and teach a range of undergraduate and postgraduate units in criminology or related fields

  • Capacity to develop innovative teaching and learning approaches, including online teaching

  • A track record of contributing to administrative service in a university and professional setting

  • A record of enhancing, or potential to enhance, the University's reputation through engagement with relevant external stakeholders in criminology

  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and students

  • Must have Australian working rights as this position is not available for visa sponsorship

  • Desirable Characteristics

  • Experience in unit or course design in criminology or related fields.

  • A research specialty that complements the department's approach to criminology

  • Capacity to supervise Higher Degree Research students in criminology or related fields.

  • Position Enquiries: Dr Alex Simpson at [email protected]

    Applications Close: Sunday, 14 April at 11:59pm (AEST)

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    Applications Close:

    14/04/2024 11:59 PM

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