Professor, School of Justice, Faculty of Law

Brisbane, Australia
09 May 2019
End of advertisement period
31 Jul 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

About the Position

A research intensive Professor is sought to join the School of Justice, Faculty of Law as part of its dynamic leadership team. It is expected that the successful applicant will have and maintain an international reputation for excellence in research and have a demonstrated commitment to research supervision. The successful applicant will mentor early career researchers, play an active role in engaging with industry/community and bidding for external research income.

This position reports to the Head of School, Justice for supervision, workload management and for Performance Planning and Review (PPR).

Key responsibilities include:

  • Lead high impact research including the submission of research grant applications and publications in high quality peer reviewed journals.
  • Lead and foster excellence in undergraduate teaching through contribution to curriculum review and design and development of innovative teaching methods and materials.
  • Supervise Honours and Higher Degree Research students.
  • Mentor and support other academic colleagues.
  • Strategically and effectively engage with industry partners and professional associations at national/international levels.
  • Use social media to promote the School, its research programs, Centre and Journal.
  • Implementing and administering University policy within the Faculty with respect to equitable access to education and workplace health and safety.

To be appointed as a Professor the successful applicant must meet the position classification standards outlined in the QUT Enterprise Agreement (Academic Staff).

Real World Capabilities

To deliver on QUT’s global, collaborative and connected vision requires a workforce that embodies the following capabilities:

  • Agility and openness to change
  • Connectivity and collaboration (intra and inter-disciplinary)
  • Cultural inclusion Digital literacy
  • Future-focused thinking (strategic, innovative & design and entrepreneurial)
  • Global in intent and reach
  • Leadership of strategy, action and others
  • Performance and resource management

Type of appointment

This appointment will be offered on an ongoing, full-time basis.


Gardens Point campus.

Selection Criteria

  1. Outstanding international profile of research in a field related to the research programs undertaken by the Crime, Justice and Social Democracy Research Centre.
  2. A track record in securing external research income.
  3. Evidence of effective supervision of research students undertaking higher degrees or honours.
  4. Proven leadership in collaboration and experience in mentoring to drive a high performing culture
  5. Demonstrated success at initiating and sustaining external partnerships (either with industry partners, government, and/or professional bodies or community networks).
  6. Global reach of research networks

Remuneration and Benefits

The classification for this position is Academic Level E (LEVE) which has an annual remuneration of $AUD214,551 pa. Which is inclusive of an annual salary range of $181,298 pa, 17% superannuation and 17.5% recreation leave loading.

Beyond personal and professional fulfilment, a career at QUT brings a broad range of tangible benefits. With competitive remuneration including superannuation, the University offers real and generous benefits.

QUT is a high quality and flexible organisation that is proud of its excellent employment conditions which include but are not limited to:

  • Parental leave provisions
  • Study support encompassing leave and financial assistance
  • Comprehensive professional development
  • Salary Packaging
  • Further benefits can be found at the Working at QUT page.

Information for applicants

For further information about the position, please contact Professor Kerry Carrington, Head of School on +61 7 3138 7112; or for further information about working at QUT contact Human Resources on +61 7 3138 4104 or email

QUT welcomes applications from candidates outside the greater Brisbane area. QUT may meet some travel and relocation expenses involved in the interview and employment commencing process.

QUT is proud to be an inaugural Athena SWAN charter member. We have extensive and established support programs for women in STEMM. For more information on the Athena SWAN charter, contact Smitha Mandre-Jackson on +61 7 3138 0074 or Tracy Straughan +61 7 3138 1584.

How to Apply

For further information and to apply, please visit for reference number 19433.

When applying for this position your application must include the following:

  • A current resume;
  • A statement of claims, outlining how you meet the selection criteria; and
  • The names and email contacts of three referees including your most recent direct supervisor (unless exceptional circumstances exist)

Shortlisted candidates will be required to present a 25 minute seminar on a topic to be advised to invited Faculty of Law staff members and the selection panel preceding the interview.

Applications close 31 July 2019

About QUT

QUT is a major Australian university with a global outlook and a 'real world' focus. We are one of the nation’s fastest growing research universities and our courses are in high demand. Our graduates include eight Rhodes Scholars, five of these awarded in the past six years.

We are an ambitious and collaborative institution that seeks to equip our students and graduates with the skills they will need in an increasingly disrupted and challenged world. We are transforming the student experience we offer our 50,000 students and we place a premium on the international and national accreditation of our various professional degrees.

Our internationally award-winning Science and Engineering Centre is home to The Cube, acknowledged as one of the world’s largest digital interactive learning and display spaces. QUT established the world's first Creative Industries Faculty, and we invest heavily in collaborative learning and interdisciplinary research environments.

Further information about QUT can be obtained from the website at

Our Vision

The QUT Blueprint 5 is our institutional strategic plan. It sets out priorities, strategies and key performance indicators to drive greater coherence and coordination of our efforts. Our overall vision for the future is:

  • to provide outstanding real world education through physical and virtual learning environments and innovative courses that lead to excellent outcomes for graduates living in a diverse and complex environment characterised by rapid, transformative change;
  • to focus on being a globally leading university that delivers solutions to the challenges of today and of the future through high-impact research that spans discipline boundaries and works in partnership with end users, leveraging our deep technological strengths and alignment to the human capital and innovation needs of the global economy;
  • to strengthen and extend partnerships with professional and broader communities to build our reputation as a source of knowledge that is applied to real world challenges.

About the School of Justice

The School of Justice, Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology, is home to distinguished international researchers and a leader in high-impact interdisciplinary research. It’s Journal, the International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy is rated the number one Journal in Law/Criminology in Australia. In 2012 it established the Crime, Justice and Social Democracy Research Centre (CJSD). The CJSD Research Centre is trailblazing new theoretical and epistemological horizons through its work in ‘Southern Criminology’. It hosts a biennial conference that attracts a large international attendance and promotes a flourishing research culture.