Senior Lecturer in Criminology

Swinburne University of Technology

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Full time, ongoing position at our Hawthorn campus

About the Job
Criminology is a rapidly growing area at Swinburne University of Technology within the Bachelor of Arts offered by the Department of Social Sciences. It also forms a component of the newly launched Bachelor of Criminal Justice and Criminology administered by the School of Law. Our program has a strong critical and technological focus with increasing engagement with industry and strengthening vocational skills and capabilities amongst graduates. This position aims to build and develop the existing research strengths of violence and youth and/or gendered violence with an orientation to collaborative social science research.

We are looking for an academic within the field of Criminology to contribute to this vision. As Senior Lecturer in Criminology you will play a pivotal role contributing to curriculum development, teaching, and research. You will directly impact the overall student experience, teaching quality, and the quality of student outcomes. An expert within your field, you will bring a reputation for innovation, high quality teaching, program leadership, research excellence, and research mentorship.

About Swinburne University of Technology
Swinburne is a multi-sector university of science, technology, and innovation with more than 54,000 students and 5,000 staff globally. We offer postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational, and online education to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways. Our mission is to be a world-class university, creating economic and social impact through science, technology, and innovation. We aim to deliver future-ready learners, research with impact and innovative enterprise.

The School of Social Sciences, Media, Film and Education (SSMFE) comprises four Academic Departments: Education, Film, Games and Animation, Media and Communication, and Humanities and Social Sciences; and two Research Centres: Centre for Transformative Media Technologies and Centre for Urban Transitions. The School has a broad research and teaching portfolio. We share an emphasis on innovation, communicating knowledge, and engaging with industry, community, and government.

About you
To be successful in the role, you will have:
- A PhD in Criminology or associated relevant field
- Demonstrated ability to manage curriculum, and high-quality teaching in Criminology or a related area with outstanding student outcomes
- A strong record of high-quality research as evidenced by publications and/or Non-Traditional Research Outcomes (NTROs)
- Demonstrated ability to attract external research income through competitive grants and/or industry collaboration.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to liaise with a wide variety of stakeholders, work within a consultative, team environment, including an ability to work effectively with colleagues external to the department and relevant professions in industry and government.

A full list of selection criteria is available within the position description.

To find out about the extensive range of benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit Careers at Swinburne.

How to apply and further information
To view the position description or to start an application please click on 'apply' or ‘begin’ and submit a resume, cover letter and a response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the position description.

For further information about this position, please contact Professor Ruth Abbey, Department Chair, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences via email at

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on

Should you require further support for an interview due to special needs or consideration, please contact Maree Norden, Diversity & Inclusion Manager at For support or queries related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, please contact Tim Werner, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Employment Officer at

Agency enquiries will not be accepted for this position.

Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation. We are proud of our commitment to equity and inclusion through key initiatives such as our Charter of Cultural Diversity, Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan, Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan. Equity and diversity are integral to our 2025 vision to be a world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology, and innovation.

Applications close at 5PM AEST Monday 18th October 2021


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