Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor, Criminology

at Deakin University

The role

With over $2 million in competitive research grants and funding secured over the past five years, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences has extensive research capabilities that are highly sought after. Our research spreads across diverse fields from humanitarian and disaster relief to European philosophy and psychoanalysis.

It is also a hub for the important work that criminologists at Deakin are doing.

The Associate Professor will provide leadership in teaching, research, consulting, industry partnerships, and professional activities and mentor more junior academic colleagues.

This is a full time on-going role with flexibility to choose a preferred location; Burwood, Melbourne or Waurn Ponds, Geelong.

To be successful, you'll have:

  • PhD in Criminology or relevant discipline
  • successful engagement with research, community, industry and government to enhance the national and international standing of the discipline
  • distinguished scholarly learning and teaching in UG and PG programs, including innovative curriculum design and supervision to doctoral level
  • success in obtaining and timely completion of competitive external research grants
  • teaching and/or research in the general area of cyber-crime, surveillance and environmental harm and regulation will be highly desirable

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • make an independent contribution to the School's teaching, research and program development
  • publish high quality research in national and international journals of high repute
  • lead and contribute in the development of the School's research agenda, including in competitive external research funding activities
  • contribute strongly to the leadership of the School, Faculty and University
  • develop strong relationships with research, community, industry and government for enhanced teaching and research outcomes


Deakin University is proud to be recognised as an organisation that offers a friendly, supportive and challenging working environment. Our staff are committed to making a genuine difference to people's lives through excellence in education and research.

We acknowledge the importance of providing a dynamic and diverse working environment and offer variety in day-to-day roles as well as professional development opportunities to assist staff to grow and progress their careers.

Deakin University staff have the opportunity to interact with colleagues from a diverse range of cultures and professional backgrounds, all of whom share a common interest in lifelong learning.


We value our staff and understand that they are more than just their jobs, that's why we offer benefits that enhance work life. Some of Deakin's workplace benefits include:

  • 17% superannuation
  • flexible work arrangements
  • discounts with third party suppliers for health insurance, car rentals IT and more

About us

The flexible learning options we provide our students and our diverse team of professionals and academic experts has enabled us to achieve a 5-star rating by the prestigious university ranking organisation Quacquarelli Symonds. For eight consecutive years, we've achieved the highest level of overall student satisfaction among Victorian universities.

We have a network of campuses, learning centres and research centres across Victoria and corporate offices in Melbourne, China, Indonesia, India and Sri Lanka. Our online Cloud campus provides more than 13,000 students with access to state-of-the-art digital tools and direct access to world-renowned academics.

As a Victorian university with a global impact, Deakin is translating its research into commercial outcomes that will help drive innovation for Australia's economy.

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Job closes on 7 April 2019

All applicants must address the Key Selection Criteria along with a Cover Letter and Resume.

Please contact Dr Danielle Tyson on 03 924 68354 for further information.

*At Deakin we value diversity, embrace difference and nurture a connected, safe and respectful community. We recognise that our academic workforce is increasingly diverse with a variety of backgrounds, experiences and responsibilities. In many cases, academic careers can be put on hold through career breaks or part-time work arrangements to take on caring duties, gain experience in other industries, for medical reasons or other personal circumstances. *

Achievement relative to opportunity places more emphasis on the quality as opposed to the quantity of research outputs. In your application, we encourage you to comment on your achievements relative to opportunity.

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