Senior Lecturer in Criminology (Level C)

Armidale, New South Wales, Australia
$110,751 to $127,534 per annum
13 Sep 2016
End of advertisement period
30 Oct 2016
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

Behavioural, Cognitive and Social Sciences

  • Continuing, full-time
  • $ 110,751 to $ 127,534 per annum (Level C)
  • Plus 17% employer superannuation. Salary packaging options are available.
  • Relocation assistance provided
  • Visa sponsorship is available for this position

The University of New England in Armidale, Australia is a unique university, in the enviable position of boasting an excellent international reputation as well as being a leader in research and academic innovation. We aim to foster a constructive and engaged culture where creative ideas and innovation thrive.

The School of Behavioural, Cognitive and Social Sciences (BCSS) offers undergraduate courses in Criminology, Psychology with Honours, Psychological Science, Social Science and Urban and Regional Planning. Students can major in Geography, Linguistics, Psychology and Sociology in the Bachelor of Arts, Arts/Business, Arts/Science, or Arts/Law. Postgraduate courses include a Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diplomas, Master of Arts, Master of Arts (Applied Linguistics), Master of Psychology (Clinical) and PhD.

BCSS offers opportunities for postgraduate research in the six broad disciplines of Criminology, Geography, Linguistics, Planning, Psychology and Sociology. The School’s strong research focus has allowed for School-based research via three Research Centres and the Institute for Rural Futures.

About the role

The Discipline of Criminology seeks to appoint a Senior Lecturer in Criminology with a substantial publication record, expertise, and ability to teach and research in a general area of Criminology. The appointee will join an enthusiastic and innovative team who specialise in areas of rural crime, forensic criminology, policing, penology, international crime, social justice, and crime and tourism. The appointee will be responsible for the ongoing development, teaching and coordination of units within the Bachelor of Criminology degree program, provide honours and higher degree by research (HDR) supervision, and take on leadership and various administrative/service roles within the discipline and the wider university.  The appointee will also be expected to undertake research in Criminology, supported where possible by external funds, and publish in high quality, peer-reviewed journals.

It is anticipated that the successful applicant would commence duties as soon as possible in 2017. The appointee will be required to work on a full time basis and report directly to the Head of School, Behavioural, Cognitive and Social Sciences, currently Professor Lewis Bizo.

Skills & Experience

The successful applicant will have a PhD in an area relevant to the Criminology program at UNE; experience relevant to the teaching of Criminology at a university level, in particular expertise in online teaching and curriculum development, experience in honours and higher degree by research (HDR) supervision, a research profile in Criminology with a sound record of scholarly publications and professional achievement and established ability to attract external research funding.  The ability to work independently, operate effectively as a team member and contribute to work culture, be collegiate and willingness to be involved with administration activities at a Discipline and School level are also desirable.

Additional information

To discuss this role please contact Professor Lewis Bizo: phone 02 6773 3012 or email To find out more about BCSS visit

About Armidale

Living in Armidale you will experience the best of both city and rural living. Enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle with access to shopping, gourmet food, top sporting facilities and cultural delights all for a fraction of the price you’d expect to pay in a major city. You can live in the heart of Armidale or experience the tranquillity of the New England on a rural property.

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Closing Date:   30 October 2016

Reference No:   216103

To demonstrate your suitability for this role, please respond to the selection criteria, contained in the position statement, in your application.

Equity principles underpin all UNE policies and procedures. As a University committed to engaging a diverse workforce, UNE encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.