Professor in Prevention Science

Brisbane, Australia
26 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
11 Jan 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

About Griffith University

At Griffith University we believe in, strive for and celebrate the remarkable.

The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Griffith University is recognised as a leading criminology school in Australia. First established in 1991, the School has grown to include over 50 academic staff, making it the largest criminology school in the country.

At Griffith, criminology is a multidisciplinary field of study, drawing upon psychology, sociology, law, social work, criminology and criminal justice, history, and political science. Our undergraduate criminology and criminal justice degree is the only one in Queensland backed by 'well above world standard' research. That knowledge feeds into the most up-to-date study content, giving you the best skills for an employment edge.

The opportunity

As Professor you are expected to exercise a special responsibility in providing leadership in the development of prevention science within Griffith criminology, including building strong connections with cognate centres elsewhere in the University (such as the Policy Innovation Hub, the Menzies Health Institute, and the Griffith Education Research Institute). Leadership will include fostering excellence in research, teaching, professional activities, and policy development within the department or related organizational units.

The position will commence with a Teaching and Research profile, with a weighting to prevention-related research at a level to be negotiated. You will be expected to achieve high quality publications, research grant success, teaching excellence, higher degree research supervision and completions, and a variety of engagement activities inside and beyond the University.

This is a continuing, full time position based at the Mount Gravatt or Gold Coast campus.

About you

As Professor, you will have a PhD in a discipline relevant to criminology and prevention science. You will have an outstanding record of prevention-related research in criminology, with evidence of international impact. Demonstrated knowledge, skills and leadership in teaching and curriculum development is also essential in this teaching and research focused position.

Salary range

A salary package that includes a base professorial salary of $175,772 per annum and an employer superannuation contribution of 17% of base salary will be offered. Attractive salary packaging arrangements are also available.

How to apply

Please submit your application online and ensure your application includes the following:

  • Statement addressing each of the selection criteria in the position information pack.
  • One page covering letter outlining your suitability for the role.
  • Current curriculum vitae/resume which should include:
    • Full name, address, telephone number and email address;
    • Details of education, professional training and qualifications;
    • Employment history, including present position and details of relevant professional, consulting or industry experience;
    • Research interests and list of publications;
    • Research grants awarded and any other relevant information, such as offices held in professional bodies, community services etc.

Obtain the position information pack by clicking on the Apply button. You will be redirected to the Griffith University job search page where you will be able to access the position description.

Further information

For further information about this role, please contact Associate Professor Michael Townsley, Head, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice on +61 (0) 7 373 51025.

For application queries, please contact Ms Corinna Gartrell, HR Officer on +61 (0) 7 373 56548.

Closing date: Friday, 11 January 2019 at 5pm AEST. All applications must be submitted online.

As the team experience high volumes of applications, we appreciate your patience to allow for a timely and fair process for all.

Please note: We do not accept unsolicited CV's from Recruitment agencies / third parties and we will not be liable or responsible for any fees or costs associated with unsolicited CV's sent directly to Line Managers.