Associate Professor in Security Studies and Criminology

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
$142,197 - $156,406
07 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
04 Nov 2016
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

- Innovative and supportive academic environment
- Attractive salary package including 17% superannuation
- Collegial and dynamic workplace

- Flexible working arrangements
- Onsite childcare

Macquarie is the university of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia's leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We've helped people to hear, introduced wireless internet technology to the world and broken through traditional boundaries by appointing the Australia's first female vice-chancellor.

At Macquarie you'll join a vibrant community of diverse perspectives, all working towards a brighter future for our communities and our planet. Surrounded by beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff are free to explore and discover, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, a campus train station and the newly expanded Macquarie Centre shopping complex next door. 

One of the leading arts and humanities faculties in Australia, and one of the top 100 Arts Faculties globally, Macquarie's Faculty of Arts is home to bold thinkers and passionate educators who are asking the big questions about the world. United in the spirit of interdisciplinary discovery we explore the human story from its earliest foundations in ancient cultures to its exciting future.  Our research is gaining global recognition and with two research centres, two museums and state-of-the-art media facilities, we empower our staff to transform themselves and the world around them. 

The Department of Security Studies and Criminology (SSC) sits within the Faculty of Arts. It operates as a high-level, cross-disciplinary department offering undergraduate and postgraduate courses, occasional expert seminars and opportunities for research in the many areas associated with security studies. SSC draws together senior academics and leading industry professionals specialising in research, theory and practice associated with security, protecting both the national interest and the rights of individuals and groups within society. The current areas of teaching and research centre on security and strategic studies, terrorism and countering violent extremism, intelligence, cyber security, criminology and policing.

Join us and start seeing the world in a different light. 

The Role

The Department is seeking an outstanding Associate Professor with expertise in one of the following research areas: Conflict, Security and Development; Peace and Conflict Studies; Intelligence Studies; or Emerging Technologies and Military Innovation. The successful candidate will come with an international scholarly reputation and with demonstrated experience in providing leadership to both junior and senior staff in the field. The successful candidate will assist in strengthening the national and international profile of the Department in the area of academic research and teaching of interdisciplinary security studies and criminology. Candidates with experience working in an interdisciplinary environment; working with government and industry; and online teaching experience will be well-regarded.   

Selection Criteria
To be considered for this position applicants must respond to the selection criteria below and attach it as a separate document in the application process in addition to your CV and a 1-2 page cover letter:

·  A PhD or equivalent relevant doctorate.

·  Outstanding contributions to scholarship and research in the discipline as evidenced by ongoing publications in top tier journals and recognition as an eminent authority in the discipline

·  Leadership skills and extensive experience in mentoring research students and staff members

·  A national and international reputation in research

·  Proven ability to attract industry funding or competitive grant funding

·  Demonstrated willingness to undertake management responsibility at a senior level in the Department, and to contribute at the faculty and the University level

·  Distinguished record of high quality teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and HDR supervision

·  Capability to supervise and mentor research students and staff members

·  High quality interpersonal and communication skills, and demonstrated commitment to teamwork

·  Demonstrated leadership role in the profession and a commitment to professionalism

·  A demonstration of professionalism, sense of responsibility and integrity in matters pertaining to all related academic activities of the University, Faculty and the Department.

Salary Package: from $142,197 - $156,406 p.a. (Level D), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading

Appointment Type:  full-time, continuing

Specific Role Enquiries:  Professor Ben Schreer, Head of Department, SSC, on 

General Role Enquiries: Alyssa Hayes, HR Consultant on

Applications Close: Sunday 6 November 2016 at 11.55pm

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTI; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.