Lecturer in Criminology

Melbourne, Australia
18 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
28 Nov 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

Location: Clayton campus
Employment Type: Full-time 
Duration: Continuing appointment
Remuneration: $95,297 - $113,166 pa Level B (plus 17% employer superannuation)

  • Be inspired, every day
  • Drive your own learning at one of the world’s top 80 universities
  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions

Everyone needs a platform to launch a satisfying career. At Monash, we give you the space and support to take your career in all kinds of exciting new directions. You’ll have access to quality research, infrastructure and learning facilities, opportunities to collaborate internationally, as well as the grants you’ll need to publish your work. We’re a university full of energetic and enthusiastic minds, driven to challenge what’s expected, expand what we know, and learn from other inspiring, empowering thinkers.

The Opportunity

The School of Social Sciences at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia seeks applications for a continuing appointment as a Lecturer (Assistant Professor equivalent) in Criminology. The School of Social Sciences is recognised internationally for its quality education, innovative research and international engagement.

Monash University is the largest university in Australia and regularly ranks in the top 100 universities worldwide. Monash has six globally networked campuses and international alliances in Europe and Asia. The two appointments will be based at the Clayton campus in Melbourne. Melbourne was named the “Most Liveable City in the World” for seven consecutive years by The Economist.

Criminology at Monash is internationally renowned for its global focus on crimes that cause widespread, measurable harm and the prevention of these harms. Monash criminologists examine crime and crime control in a time of massive social change and global mobility. We have a strong research culture, led by a dynamic group of researchers.

Monash Criminology is distinct in Australia for its consistent success in attracting national and international competitive funding for major research. We are research leaders in global fields of inquiry including migration and border regulation, human trafficking and the exclusion and exploitation of vulnerable populations. We lead national and international research on domestic violence, policing and imprisonment with an emerging profile in cyber-crime and community crime prevention.

Monash Criminology consistently delivers excellence in teaching and supervision. We teach over 2600 undergraduates every year in units that are closely aligned with our research strengths, and we supervise over 25 post graduate students. In 2019, we are launching our Bachelor of Criminology Degree. This will be a cutting edge program aimed at equipping students with the professional skills, specialist knowledge and key capabilities relevant to careers in a wide range of Criminology related fields.

Applicants demonstrating potential and achievement in core fields of research and teaching in Criminology will be seriously considered.

Strong quantitative skills are desired and while preference will be given to those with expertise in crime prevention and policing, we encourage applicants in other criminological subfields to apply.

Benefits of this position includes:

  • Typically a 2 unit teaching load (on a semester system)
  • Extensive support for research, including dedicated administrative staff support for external grant applications numerous and internal seed funding schemes
  • Semester-long research leave (equivalent to sabbatical) can be applied for every three years of regular service
  • Highly competitive salaries, between $95,297-113,166 AUD
  • Retirement contributions of 17%
  • Relocation support

This position requires the incumbent to have a PHD qualification. 

The position is full-time; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated. 

At Monash University, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation. Some positions at the University will require the incumbent to hold a valid Working with Children Check. This position requires a valid Working with Children Check (employment). 

Applications must address the selection criteria as detailed in the position description. For further information, please see "How to apply for Monash jobs".


Associate Professor Rebecca Wickes, School of Social Sciences, rebecca.wickes@monash.edu.

Position Description

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Closing Date

Wednesday 28 November 2018, 11:55 pm AEDT