Professor in Criminology

Melbourne, Australia
$217,805 p.a. + 17% super
28 May 2023
End of advertisement period
09 Jul 2023
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

Job no: 0059284
Location: Parkville
Role type: Full time; Continuing
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Department/School: School of Social and Political Sciences
Salary: Level E - $217,805 p.a. + 17% super

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.


You will be joining a team of interdisciplinary scholars doing critical criminological work. We draw on a wide range of theoretical and methodological resources to examine the contexts and impacts, affects and effects of harm, violence, and criminalisation from many different perspectives, including lived experience perspectives.

You will be expected to make a significant contribution to the School’s research culture and reputation in research, teaching and engagement through the development of your own individual profile, but also as a generous and collegial leader and member of our Criminology team. You will be responsible for teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as enhancing students’ opportunities for industry and community engagement. In addition, you will supervise theses in the PhD, coursework Master and Honours programs. You will also foster engagement links with external networks/partners nationally and internationally.

This is an exciting time in our program’s development and growth, and we are seeking a collaborative leader to build on our existing strengths in Criminology.

About you

You are an outstanding researcher and a committed and engaging teacher. You will bring your local and/or international industry knowledge and networks, as well as demonstrated leadership capabilities. With internationally recognised expertise and recognition as an eminent authority in your discipline, you can make an outstanding contribution to governance and collegial life. Your research field will complement and enhance the existing research strengths of our team.

You will possess;

  • A completed PhD in Criminology or related discipline
  • Demonstrated track record of success in gaining nationally and/or internationally competitive research grants
  • Demonstrated capacity to articulate and engage with challenges and tensions in contemporary critical criminology
  • An innovative current and future research agenda that pushes existing disciplinary boundaries in new directions

Further relevant experience, responsibilities and selection criteria are outlined in the attached Position Description.

About Us

The School of Social and Political Sciences

The appointee will join the School of Social and Political Sciences, which is at the forefront of teaching and research in the social sciences in Australia and internationally. The School’s aim is to redefine the world and change what matters, and our work is underpinned by the values of intellectual freedom, integrity, diversity, environmental sustainability and social justice. We value collegiality and active citizenship and are committed to contributing strongly to public and institutional life, and to providing an engaged and distinctive social science and arts education for our students.

The Faculty of Arts

The Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne brings together leading scholars across 40 disciplines of study in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Our academic staff are of international standing and committed to excellence in teaching and research. Our community includes over 450 academic and professional staff,

10,000 students across undergraduate, graduate coursework and research higher degree programs, and a strong and active alumni population of over 70,000 worldwide.

About the University

The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.   

Employee Benefits

We offer generous employee benefits to help maximise your work life. These include flexible and family-friendly working conditions, salary packaging, internal School and Faculty grant schemes, including a dedicated scheme for women and generous leave provisions. This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a culturally rich and values-based environment.

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How to apply

Your submitted application should include a cover letter and your CV, along with your responses against the selection criteria, found in the Position Description for the role. For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

The Faculty of Arts is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and strongly encourages people with diverse experiences to apply. This includes First Nations people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, Deaf and hard of hearing people, people with a disability, LGBTIQ+, and neurodiverse people. If you have any accessibility requirements for the application or interview, please contact us. We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates.

Applications close: 9 JULY 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Position description:  RFQ08380-FINAL-PDBrochure-Prof-Criminology.pdf