Lecturer in Policing, School of Social Sciences

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: Sydney, NEW SOUTH WALES
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 10 Jun 2023

12 May 2023
Job Information

Research Field

Juridical sciences
Researcher Profile

Leading Researcher (R4)

Application Deadline

10 Jun 2023 - 00:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description
  • Full-Time, Ongoing Position
  • Westerns Liverpool City Campus 

About Western

Working at Western Sydney University means you’ll be part of an organisation that’s ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide and is a research leader – with 85% of the University’s research being at or above world standard. We understand the key to your success is unlocking your true potential – just as we do with our students. Our 3,000 staff members work together to enable a dynamic, inclusive and innovative culture that is distinctly research-driven and student-centred.

About the Team

The School of Social Sciences offers both undergraduate and postgraduate programs, including research programs that combine advanced academic knowledge with real-life training to suit a range of career needs and interests in the following disciplines; Geography and Urban Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, Criminology, Policing, Cybersecurity, Humanitarian and Development Studies, Social Work, Heritage and Tourism, Counselling and Art Therapy. The School is committed to the provision of high quality, flexible education. It supports students to maximise their success, promote human rights and expand global reach and reputation.

About the Role

An exciting opportunity exists for a Lecturer in Policing to join the team at the School of Social Sciences.

The Lecturer will be expected to make a substantial contribution to:

  • The teaching of criminology and policing, curriculum development and quality improvement.
  • The supervision of research students.
  • The research direction of the School and specifically the Criminology and Policing work group (in relation to ERA FOR code 1602) including regular publication in high impact national and international journals in criminology, criminal justice and social sciences, and the acquisition of competitive external research funding.

This position will be based at the Liverpool city campus of the University and you may be required to work from and/or attend meetings across any of the other Western Sydney University Campuses.


Western Sydney University has long been identified as a University of the people. We value the contributions made by our staff and recognise that they underpin the enablement of our mission and values. In return, we offer: 

  • 35 hour work week
  • 17% super contributions
  • Access to staff benefits – e.g. fitness passports, IT equipment, other goods and services
  • Inclusive culture

For further information on this position, please read the attached Position Description. If this sounds like an opportunity for you, please apply ensuring you carefully address each of the selection criteria in your application.

Remuneration Package: Academic Level B $131,136 to $154,738 p.a. (comprising Salary of $110,811 to $130,846 p.a., plus Superannuation and Leave Loading)

Position Enquiries: Please contact Associate Professor Toby Miles-Johnson, Director of Academic Program - Criminology and Policing, School of Social Sciences via email T.Miles-Johnson@westernsydney.edu.au

Closing Date: 8:30 pm, Saturday 10 June 2023

How to Apply:

Please use the following link to submit your application https://uws.nga.net.au/?jati=17EC24BB-0FB2-54B7-CE9D-D1A60D2A01F7

OR Please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to be directed to Western Sydney University’s website, to submit your application.

In addition to your resume and cover letter, you are required to address the selection criteria in your application. Only those applications submitted via the WSU online recruitment system will be accepted.

Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the Recruitment Team at recruitmentpartnerships@westernsydney.edu.au .

Immigration Sponsorship: Employer Visa sponsorship will be provided if required.

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