Lecturer in Criminology

Newcastle, Australia
21 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
14 Feb 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Join a leading School with innovative and supportive leaders 
  • Contribute to new thinking and ideas 
  • Shape and lead high quality teaching, learning & research 

Job Summary:

Bring your passion for delivering excellence in teaching and research in this newly created role.

Be part of our research community that’s changing lives

Our vision is to become a world-leading university for our regions will take passion and perseverance.

We are looking for people to join our university – to bring their global expertise to our region, and to take their impactful research to the world with us.

We are driven by our inclusive focus and are proud of our five-star rating for social equity. We are among the first 15 universities in Australia to receive the Bronze Award under the Athena Swan Charter and we’re striving to achieve Silver.

Be part of something bigger

Criminology has recently moved to the Newcastle Law School, which has some of the highest rates of graduate employment in the country, excellent teaching staff, and a world-class justice-focused research program. We run our own community legal centre and our students can receive extensive experience assisting real people to solve real world criminological and legal problems.

We offer an innovative criminological and legal education, incorporating experiential learning that is interdisciplinary and internationally focused. Through first class, research-led education, we integrate the study and practice of criminology and law.

Our staff and graduates are world-class professionals, who develop social justice focused solutions to some of the most pressing social, commercial, and environmental challenges facing our community, region, and world. Our graduates are ethically responsible global citizens, who have a strong sense of social justice, understand how technology is reshaping the justice system, and are committed to the highest professional standards.

The Lecturer in Criminology will work across all areas of academic activity: education, research, and engagement. The successful candidate will be part of an innovative team, where they will utilise their demonstrated skills in blended learning and build and foster skills in research in the Criminology area. Those with a background in law are particularly encouraged to apply.

You will develop high-quality student-centred undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and deliver high-impact research. In addition, you will make a positive contribution to a culture of innovation and experience for students to engage and work with industry on challenging research problems.

This 3 year fixed-term position is located at the City Campus.

How will you become part of our research community?

With a passion for teaching and a commitment to social justice, you will have proven experience in working autonomously, and prioritising to provide adaptive teaching methods, such as online teaching and the demonstration of online tutorials.

You will have capability and eagerness to engage and network with external stakeholders and to work collegiately as a team. With a demonstrated research track record of excellence in an area aligned with research strengths in Criminology and/or Law you will have the ability to secure external funding.

Completion of a PhD or equivalent qualification in Criminology in addition to relevant undergraduate qualifications is essential.

How will we support you?

The remuneration is $103,221 to $122,576, plus 17% superannuation.

The University is committed to being a leader in family-friendly working environments.

For additional information on the position contact Associate Professor Xanthe Mallett, School of Law (02) 4921 5488 or email: Xanthe.Mallett@newcastle.edu.au

Closing date: 11:59 pm on Monday, 14 February 2022

Let’s be part of something bigger together.

Here’s how to join us:

Your application must include:

  • Your ORCID iD 
  • A URL link to your University Academic Profile (or equivalent). 
  • Your CV/Resume should be succinct and discipline appropriate. 
  • A Cover Letter; outlining your interest in the role, including contact details for a minimum of three relevant referees. 
  • Responses to the Essential and Desirable Criteria, as provided in the Position Description. 

If you have any difficulties uploading your application, please email recruitment@newcastle.edu.au

We are excited to be Looking Ahead with you