Senior Lecturer; Teaching Specialist (Academic) - Criminology

Adelaide, Australia
11 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
31 Jan 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

About Flinders

Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

To realise this ambition, we recently made a significant organisation change to a six College structure with a professional staff and services alignment.

We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people and we’re seeking an outstanding individual to join the team of our transformed university.

Employment Type:

Position Summary

Continuing | Full-Time

Compensation Grade:
Academic Level C

Salary Range:
$121,795 - $140,102 pa

Reporting to:
Dean, People and Resources (or delegate)
College of Business, Government and Law

This Teaching Specialist (Academic) position, with its primary focus on teaching and teaching-related activities and has an important role to play in the University’s achievement of its strategic plan, Making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda.

The University is committed to a student-centred ethos and to developing creative, enterprising, career-ready graduates prepared to become lifelong contributors to society.

In accordance with the strategic plan, the University seeks to:

  • deliver a richly interactive and personalised approach to learning focussed on student success;
  • be an international leader in educational innovation, advanced learning technologies and learning analytics; and
  • develop enterprising graduates equipped with the skills required for success in the knowledge economy.

The Senior Lecturer will provide leadership in delivering excellence in teaching and learning across the suite of Criminology topics and courses in the College of Business, Government and Law. The Senior Lecturer will be responsible for making a significant and wide-ranging contribution to leadership in teaching and scholarship of teaching using innovations in teaching practices and technologies to deliver excellence in teaching. The Senior Lecturer will also have a key leadership role in service to the College and/or University.

Key Position Responsibilities

This position is predominantly concerned with providing leadership and direction related to teaching and teaching-related duties involving the creation, delivery and continuous quality improvement of university-level education. It includes (but is not limited to): direct teaching informed by approaches that enhance the student experience; educational leadership; curriculum design and review; delivery innovation; advancements in education technologies; and leadership in ensuring internal and external compliance and accreditation of courses. The position is also expected to make a leadership contribution to high-quality university, professional and community service, which may extend from the local level to national or international. The position does not include making a research contribution.


  • Create, coordinate and conduct inspiring teaching informed by approaches that enhance the student experience, with a focus on Criminology topics, across all levels and modes of the College.
  • Contribute to the planning and evaluation of these topics, undertaking the roles of Topic Coordinator and Couse Coordinator as required.
  • Play a lead role in the review, renewal, development and design of curricula and courses that are attractive to existing and new cohorts of students and that nurture creativity and critical-thinking skills.
  • Provide support, academic counselling and professional advice to students concerning their studies, professional development and career opportunities.
  • Make effective use of innovations and technologies in teaching practice.
  • Provide educational leadership and dissemination of best practice, ensuring awareness and utilisation of contemporary education principles.
  • Engage in coaching, mentoring, supervising student projects; research higher degree supervision as an Adjunct Supervisor.

University, Professional and Service:

  • Contribute at a significant level in the College’s administrative activities such as leadership on committees and working groups and attendance at and/or coordination of College meetings.
  • Significant involvement in and/or leading activities relating to internal and external compliance and professional accreditation of courses.
  • Maintain professional knowledge relevant to teaching within their discipline through scholarship and professional development.
  • Engage in activities within a relevant external professional domain such as professional associations, conferences and workshops, and within a wider community context at local, national or international level.
  • Provide leadership in, coordination of, development of and/or leading international activities including student mobility programs, internationalisation of curricula and ensuring the relevance of curricula to international students or that enhance intercultural skills development in students.
  • Provide high quality contribution to community service on behalf of the College and University.
  • Undertake activities that promote the development of productive partnerships to provide opportunities for students and promote graduate employability.
  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the position as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.

Key Position Capabilities

  • Completion of PhD with relevance to cybercrime and cyber-based systems, prevention of serious crime, sparing use of criminal justice mechanisms, or other related field.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the application of quantitative methodologies.
  • Significant track record of wide-ranging contributions to teaching and the practice and leadership of teaching, including responsibility for topic coordination, course coordination and curriculum design.
  • Experience in leadership of teaching and the scholarship of teaching at tertiary levels
  • Demonstrated experience and innovation using e-learning platforms for teaching and learning strategies.
  • Demonstrated experience providing leadership in the area of curriculum and topics/course development and reviews in the discipline area including reflective improvement of teaching delivery.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills, including the demonstrated ability to establish effective relationships with staff, students and industry
  • Has provided leadership to professional activities within a relevant professional domain and within a wider community context at local, national or international level.
  • Consistent excellent evaluations by students of teaching with improvements shown
  • Demonstrated evidence of enhancing success for students including developing and implementing initiatives to enhance their retention and to facilitate their employability
  • Demonstrated effective cross-cultural communication skills, including the ability to liaise with and/or teach international students.

For further information regarding this position, please contact: A/Prof Marinella Marmo

Prescribed Conditions of Employment: If you are required to work in any capacity, incidental or not, in a health care setting or other setting identified within a government direction issued pursuant to the Emergency Management Act 2004 (SA) or Public and Environmental Health Act 2011 (NT) you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of your vaccination as a condition of your employment.

Flinders University Closure Period: Please be advised that Flinders University will be on mandated closure from Monday, 20 December 2021 until Friday, 7 January 2022. All enquires regarding vacancies during that time will be answered as soon as possible once staff are back on-site.

Information for Applicants:

You are required to provide a suitability statement of no more than three pages, addressing the key capabilities of the position as outlined above. In addition, you are required to upload your CV.

A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.

We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders descent to apply.

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Applications Close 11:59 pm:

31 Jan 2022

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