Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Criminology

Sydney, Australia
01 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
08 Apr 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Innovative and supportive academic environment
  • Attractive salary package including 17% superannuation
  • Collegial and dynamic workplace

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. 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, and criminology.

The Role

The Department currently has an exciting opportunity for a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Criminology. The successful applicant will be expected to make a strong contribution to applied research in criminology. Applications are invited from all areas of criminology, but we specifically welcome candidates with a focus on applied criminology. She/he will also be able to teach and convene criminology units at a postgraduate and undergraduate level, while supervising Higher Degree Research students. The applicants will also be expected to make an active contribute to the administration of the Department, Faculty and University.

Selection Criteria

  • A PhD in a relevant discipline.
  • Demonstrated experience in quality research/scholarship, evidenced by high-quality academic publications.
  • Demonstrated success in teaching international security studies at undergraduate and postgraduate level including the ability to develop scholarly and innovative approaches to teaching and learning, particularly in an online environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise higher degree research students.
  • 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.

For the Senior Lecturer position, a demonstrated ability to attract external funding for research.

Salary Package: Level B from $99,879 to $118,174 p.a., or Level C from $121,953 to $140,246 p.a., plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading.

Appointment Type:  full-time, continuing

Specific Role Enquiries: Professor Ben Schreer on ben.schreer@mq.edu.au  

Applications Close: Sunday 8 April 2018 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 GLBTIQ; 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.

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