Lecturer in Criminology

Brisbane, Australia
24 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
17 Sep 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Social Science

With over 45 academic staff and around 900 equivalent full-time students including 90 higher degree students, the School is one of the most prestigious of its type in Australia.  It is a research-intensive School comprising the disciplines of anthropology, archaeology, criminology and sociology. At the undergraduate level, the School manages the Bachelor of Social Science and the Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Honours), and also offers majors in each discipline within the Bachelor of Arts, along with an archaeological science major in the Bachelor of Science. The School manages postgraduate coursework programs in Development Practice, Community Development, Museum Studies, and Heritage Management.

The criminology discipline has a strong, international reputation for high impact research and quality teaching.  Strategic engagement with industry partners is a defining feature of the criminology program at UQ, with industry leaders from policing, courts, corrections and the Crime and Corruption Commission serving as adjunct professors in the School.  Criminology staff collaborate with academics across a broad range of cognate disciplines including Law, Psychology, Sociology, Political Science, Social Work, Pubic Health and Geography, and publish widely with colleagues in Australia, USA, UK and Europe.

The role

The School of Social Science is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Criminology, fixed-term for 4 years until 31 December 2021. The role involves teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses in criminology, supervising honours and postgraduate student theses, conducting research including bringing in external grant funding and publishing scholarly papers, and undertaking service and engagement activities in the School.

Position Description

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The person

Applicants must have a PhD in criminology, law or related discipline.  They must demonstrate expert knowledge in at least one of the following areas:  crime and justice policy; communities and crime; and/or penology, courts and law, corporate regulation, corporate crime and security.  The successful candidate will have a demonstrated capacity for innovative teaching, preferably with experience in course design and development.  The successful applicant will have the ability to supervise higher degree research student theses, as well as evidence of a contribution to research including successful external grant applications.  A demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues is essential.


This is a full-time, fixed-term appointment for 4 years (1 January 2018 to 31 December 2021) at Academic Level B (Teaching & Research). The base salary is:  $92,142 to $109,419 (2017 pay rates), plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17%.


To discuss this role please contact Professor Lorraine Mazerolle l.mazerolle@uq.edu.au .

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