Associate Lecturer/Lecturer in Terrorism Studies/Political Violence

Sydney, Australia
12 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
01 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Innovative and supportive academic environment
  • Collegial and dynamic workplace
  • Full-time, continuing with 17% employer’s superannuation contribution

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 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 a 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, 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 six 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, 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 and criminology. 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, cyber security, intelligence, terrorism, and criminology.

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

The Role

The Department has an opportunity for an Associate Lecturer or Lecturer with scholarly knowledge in terrorism studies or political violence. The successful applicant will be expected to make a contribution to research; develop, teach and convene units in terrorism/counter terrorism or political violence at a postgraduate and undergraduate level, while supervising Higher Degree Research students (for Lecturers). The applicant will also be expected to engage with government and industry stakeholders, and to make an active contribution to the administration of the Department, Faculty and University.

Selection Criteria
To be considered for this position, the applicant will demonstrate the below requirements in their CV and a 1 page cover letter:


  • A PhD in a relevant discipline (for Lecturers) or close to submission (for Associate Lecturers);
  • Demonstrated success in high-quality research in one or more of the following areas: terrorism and counter terrorism; countering violent extremism (CVE); political violence such as genocide, ethnic cleansing, insurgency, civil war, and repression;
  • Demonstrated success in teaching terrorism studies or political violence at undergraduate and postgraduate level including the ability to develop scholarly and innovative approaches to teaching and learning, particularly in an online environment;
  • Ability to supervise higher degree research students (for Lecturers);
  • A record of contributing, or capacity to contribute, to administration in a University or professional setting and to interact effectively within these settings;
  • A record of enhancing, or capacity to enhance, the University's reputation through engagement with relevant external stakeholders.

Salary Package: Associate Lecturer (Level A) from $70,374 to $94,760 p.a., or Lecturer (Level B)  from $99,879 to $118,174 p.a., plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading.

Appointment Type: Full-time, continuing

Enquiries: Professor Ben Schreer, Head of Department at

Applications Close: Tuesday 1 April 2018 at 11:55 pm

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.