Lecturer in Criminology

Brisbane, Australia
20 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
19 Oct 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law, Psychology, Sociology
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Social Science

With over 45 academic staff and 100 higher degree students, the School is one of the largest and most prestigious of its type in Australia. It is a research-intensive School comprising the disciplines of anthropology, archaeology, criminology and sociology.

The School manages the Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Honours), the Bachelor of Social Science, and offers majors in each of its disciplines within the Bachelor of Arts, along with a major in archaeological science in the Bachelor of Science. The School also manages postgraduate programs in Development Practice, Museum studies, and Heritage Managment. 

The criminology discipline has a strong, international reputation for high impact research and quality teaching. Strategic engagement with industry partners is a defining feature of the criminology program at UQ, with industry leaders from policing, courts, corrections and the Crime and Corruption Commission serving as adjunct professors in the School. Criminology staff collaborate with academics across a broad range of cognate disciplines within UQ and elsewhere. 

The position will align with a university-wide initiative – UQ’s Cybersecurity Initiative - which involves the establishment of a cybersecurity masters degree, cybersecurity and cross-discipline undergraduate programs, and research spanning across multiple disciplines.

The role

The School of Social Science is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Criminology with a focus on cybersecurity and cybercrime, to commence no sooner than 1 July 2019. The role involves teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses in criminology, supervising honours and postgraduate student theses, conducting research including bringing in external grant funding and publishing scholarly papers, and undertaking service and engagement activities in the School 

The person

Applicants must possess a PhD in criminology, sociology, psychology or other cognate discipline (PhD must have been awarded by the time the person starts the appointment). They must demonstrate expert knowledge in cybersecurity and cybercrime along with evidence of a contribution to research in this area, including successful external grant applications. The successful candidate will have demonstrated teaching skills at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The ability to work collaboratively with colleagues is essential.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage (https://staff.uq.edu.au/information-and-services/human-resources/diversity) for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  

This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.


This is a full-time, continuing appointment at Academic Level B (Teaching & Research). The remuneration will be in the range $92,142 to $109,419 pa, plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17%.

Position Description

Download File 505152_NEW_Lecturer in Criminology.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Professor Lorraine Mazerolle l.mazerolle@uq.edu.au .

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