Lecturer -Teaching & Research - Criminology

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Bedford Park, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime

About Flinders

Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

To realise this ambition, we recently made a significant organisation change to a six College structure with a professional staff and services alignment.

We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people and we’re seeking an outstanding individual to join the team of our transformed university.

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Position Summary

Continuing | Full-Time
Compensation Grade:
Academic Level B
Salary Range:
$101,724 - $120,380 p.a.
Reporting to:
Dean (People and Resources), or delegate
College of Business, Government and Law
The College mission is to embrace innovative knowledge and practice to tackle the challenges of our time, with a strategic focus on technology, health and social impact. Our mission defines our educational offerings, our research agenda, and our collaborations and partnerships.
Under routine of general supervision, the Lecturer will contribute to excellence in teaching and learning in Flinders’ cutting-edge Criminology program in the College of Business, Government and Law. They will develop and/or deliver topics at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level in face-to-face, online or hybrid fashion. The incumbent will also contribute to high quality and innovative criminological research including through direct engagement with government and non-government stakeholders to address current and emerging issues of key criminological concern.
The incumbent will contribute to strengthening existing partnerships or exploring new partnerships with external stakeholders that have potential for providing improved teaching, learning and/or research outcomes for the University. The incumbent will prioritise, coordinate, monitor workflow and provide informal day‐to-day feedback to research support staff and casual academic teaching staff according to the University’s policies, practices and standards.

Key Position Responsibilities

The Lecturer is accountable for:

  • Contributing to the planning, delivery and evaluation of lectures, tutorials, or other teaching strategies, including placement education for topics, primarily within the suite of undergraduate and/or postgraduate topics/courses and undertake topic coordination.

  • Delivering inspiring and innovative teaching informed by approaches that enhance the student experience and support students with academic and/or other challenges impeding their academic progress.

  • Participating in and contributing to ethical, high quality and innovative research and evaluation through activities such as scholarship, quality publication, and external grant acquisition that aligns with the College areas of research strength and focus and contribute to supervision of student research programs.

  • Actively participating in College internal and external quality assurance and accreditation processes.

  • Actively participating in high performing multi-disciplinary teams with an education and research focus and contributing to the development of a respectful, trusting and collaborative working environment.

  • Developing and maintaining strategic relationships and networks with a range of stakeholders including industry and professional associations and organisations.

  • Actively contribute to the integration and management of aspects of the academic and administrative life of the College. Some out of hours work (including weekends) as well as rural SA, interstate and overseas travel, may be required.

  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the position as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.

Key Position Capabilities

  • Completion of a PhD in criminology or related field and/or equivalent industry/professional experience and standing.

  • Demonstrated expertise in quantitative methodologies and/or cybercrime.

  • Demonstrated evidence of an independent and high-quality contribution to criminological research (for career stage), including quality publications and/or reports and the ability to attract external competitive grants.

  • Demonstrated evidence or the capacity to undertake high quality teaching in a tertiary environment, including topic coordination and curriculum design.

  • Demonstrated understanding of the nexus between teaching and research.

  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish effective relationships with staff, students and industry.

  • Demonstrated evidence of, or clear ideas about, enhancing success for students including enhancing their retention and initiatives to facilitate their employability.

Prescribed Conditions for Employment

  • Flinders University has introduced a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy  that requires all new staff members to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations, subject to medical exemptions and limited exemptions.

How to Apply

Please review the Key Position Capabilities from the Position Description and submit a Suitability Statement of no more than 3 pages addressing the criteria. Applications without a Suitability Statement may not be considered. For more information, please see our How To Apply page.

For further information regarding this position, please contact Professor Mark Halsey .

Click here to view the Position Description.

Information for Applicants:

A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.

We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders descent to apply.

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Applications Close 11:59pm:

12 Oct 2022
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