Associate Professor in Criminology

Melbourne, Australia
07 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
04 Oct 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

Swinburne University of Technology has a long, proud history of educating and training students for over 100 years. Swinburne is a place where your work can impact the national economy and wellbeing of our society. We promote diversity, support career development, provide flexibility and offer competitive salary packages.

About the job

Our Department of Social Sciences is currently looking for a full-time ongoing Associate Professor in Criminology. In this newly created role, you will provide exceptional academic, research and professional leadership in Criminology in the Department of Social Sciences, within the Faculty Health, Arts and Design. With your disciplinary leadership for the Criminology Major in our Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Science courses, you will strengthen the overall research, teaching and industry engagement for criminology and for related university programs in law, criminal justice, forensic psychology, forensic mental health, and forensic behavioural science. We are looking for an inspirational leader in the field who has an international record of accomplishment in innovative teaching, quality research and industry collaboration.

About you

To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • PhD in Criminology or a related discipline
  • Demonstrated high level interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to liaise with a wide variety of academics, work in a consultative, team in multi-disciplinary contexts, including senior members of the Faculty, University and relevant professions in industry and government
  • Strong evidence and demonstration of contribution to high quality, innovative curriculum development and teaching in Criminology in the areas of corrections and juvenile justice.

Applications are invited from all areas of criminology but we would specifically welcome candidates with expertise in juvenile justice, corrections, and contemporary forms of crime and criminal justice such as online crime and cybersecurity, counter-terrorism, international security and family violence.

A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description

What we offer 

The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2015 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2025 vision to be world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation.

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As we are a Child Safe Organisation, all appointments are subject to a valid Working with Children’s Check, therefore it will be a mandatory requirement to have and maintain a current Working with Children Check.
Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

For further information about the position, please contact Michael Leach (Chair, Department of Social Sciences) on +613 9214 5357.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600 (option 2).

Position number: TBC
Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday 4th October 2017

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