Associate Professor / Professor in Criminology

Hobart / Launceston, Australia
$152,077 to $191,812 p.a. plus 17% superannuation.
09 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
11 Sep 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Engage across disciplines, industry and the community to accelerate research impact. 
  • Provide positive and effective academic leadership.
  • Full-time, ongoing opportunity based in Hobart or Launceston

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Your New Role

Joining the discipline of Sociology and Criminology in the School of Social Sciences which sits within the College of Arts, Law and Education, you’ll lead the expansion of teaching and research excellence and contribute to the enhancement of the School’s national and international profile. Working closely with industry, professional groups, the broader community and other academic disciplines, this is an opportunity to apply your passion for multi-disciplinary collaboration, building teams and fostering development.

Undertaking high-quality research and scholarly coursework teaching, you’ll provide innovative leadership across teaching and learning in Criminology. Contributing your insights to developing and implementing strategy, you will assist in the growth of Criminology as an integral part of the University’s academic community.

This balanced teaching and research position will play a key leadership role in cultivating a collegial environment that fosters the development of staff and students to achieve their highest potential.

As a forward-thinking people leader, we look forward to your vision for scholarly and policy impact in the context of new investments in research activity.

About the University

The University of Tasmania is building a vision of a place-based University with a mission to enhance the intellectual, economic, social and cultural future of Tasmania. From Tasmania we aim to contribute to the world in areas of distinctive advantage.

The College of Arts, Law and Education’s (CALE) mission is to develop the next generation of thinkers and professionals in education, social work, law, media, policing and justice, and the cultural and creative industries. Our research seeks a deep engagement with our place and a global impact that begins with our local communities.

What You’ll need to succeed

Part of a small collaborative Criminology team, your demonstrated capability and enthusiasm as an academic leader will empower you to apply your experience in building teams and developing positive and effective working relationships. This capability will include a demonstrated track record of creating highly effective research teams.

Your ability and dedication to facilitating the career development of your colleagues and fostering excellence in teaching and research is a key attribute. We also seek a leader with an outstanding record of supporting and supervising higher degree by research students to completion.

A PhD or equivalent, an outstanding record in research of international standing, and extensive achievement in University-level teaching and learning, will be crucial for success in this balanced teaching and research role.

To contribute to multidisciplinary initiatives and research impact, high-level interpersonal skills will be essential in developing and maintaining links between disciplines, the industry, professional groups, and the wider community.

What’s on Offer?

On offer is a full-time, ongoing opportunity based in Hobart or Launceston, with relocation assistance available. Additional staff benefits and discounts include health, fitness, accommodation, and banking to name a few.

Appointment to this role will be at Academic Level D or E, with a base salary within the range of $152,077 - $164,925 at Level D and $188,051 – $191,812 at Level E, plus 17% superannuation.

Considering a move to Tasmania to take up this opportunity?

Offering a breath of fresh air, our island State’s wild landscapes, unique towns and fascinating history have something for everyone. Tasmania has crafted a unique brand of creativity and adventure; case in point: world-famous MONA and the exceptional mountain bike tracks of Derby. Our high-quality food and wine come from a growing number of local providers that celebrate farm-fresh produce. From our island shores, our research extends to the great Southern Ocean and down to the Antarctic.

How to Apply?

Please provide your up-to-date resume, a 1-page cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role, and full responses to the selection criteria outlined in the Position Description.

If this role is of interest, we look forward to hearing from you. For further information about this position, please contact Professor Nicholas Farrelly, Head of School, Social Sciences, via  

We celebrate the strength that diversity brings. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community. Tell us how we can make this job work for you.

Applications close Sunday September 11 2022, 11:55 pm  

COVID-19 Update:

The University of Tasmania recognises that this is critical for the workforce at the University to protect the safety of our workforce and vulnerable Tasmanians.

Applicants for this role must be prepared to provide evidence of Covid-19 vaccination as a condition of employment.