Current opportunities at Melbourne


Job no: 0049794

Work type: Fixed Term

Location: Parkville

Division/Faculty: Faculty of Arts

Department/School: School of Social and Political Sciences

Salary: $102,967 - $122,268 (Level B)

Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Full time - 9.5% super

The Faculty of Arts promotes a workplace that actively seeks to include, welcome and value unique contributions of all people. People from Indigenous, culturally & linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities are encourage to apply, and if seeking support in submitting an application are welcomed to contact the Faculty by emailing their contact details and position number to 

About the Faculty of Arts - School of Social and Political Sciences

The School of Social and Political Sciences is at the forefront of teaching and research in the social sciences in Australia. The School has a team of dedicated academic and professional staff in the disciplines of Political Science, Criminology, Anthropology, Development Studies and Sociology as well as allied research centres providing a dynamic and rewarding environment for staff and students.

About the role

The Lecturer in Criminology (Level B) will be a committed, engaging teacher and researcher with specific expertise in one or more of the following areas: law, justice and social change, law in social theory, law in society or whose work complements the existing Criminology profile at the University of Melbourne.

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and will assist in the development of new subjects as appropriate; supervision of RHD students is also a requirement. The successful candidate will be expected to make a significant contribution to the research reputation of the Criminology discipline in the School specifically and of the Faculty of Arts more generally and will also undertake research resulting in publications with leading publishers in the field. The successful candidate will foster engagement links with external networks / partners nationally and internationally and will be expected to take on administrative tasks associated with the appointment and to perform these responsibly.

About you

The successful candidate will have a completed completed PhD in Criminology or closely allied discipline, have demonstrated specialisation in one or more of the following: border criminology, cybercrime, green or queer criminology, critical criminology, corporate crime, cultural criminology, criminological theories and methodologies, Indigenous criminology or work which complements the existing Criminology profile at the University of Melbourne. Have a developing track record in research with a developing publication profile in high profile criminology journals, capacity to attract research grants and consultancies. have a demonstrated ability for excellence in teaching including the capacity to initiate course development. The capacity to teach high enrolment undergraduate subjects, the ability to teach across a broad range of Criminology subjects, ability to supervise honours and graduate degree theses, and to participate in supervisory panels at the graduate research level. Demonstrated capacity to contribute to the collegial environment and intellectual culture of the School of Social and Political Sciences, including the ability to interact positively with academic and administrative staff. Demonstrated capacity for the administrative and leadership work associated with academic life and community engagement with a capacity to build local & international networks & partnerships.

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